About this project
Risks and challenges
Mead is a very historic and unique beverage and stands apart from beer, wine and other spirits. As most of you know the craft beer market has grown exponentially and the flavored spirits (vodka, whiskey, etc.) has experienced even more rapid growth. Consumers are seeking new and exciting products and our product line will have tremendous appeal. We will be breaking new ground with our meads as they are neither a craft beer or a flavored spirit but something totally unique and different and at 14% alcohol content it packs a pretty good punch. Just check out some of the varieties we have made recently:
Mango with Cracked Black Pepper
Roasted Oak Chip
We developed a 3 step 3 year process to produce the best meads available.
In Year 1 we planned to produce a test batch of mead every week using a different recipe each week. The goal was that after the first year we would select 10-12 of those (based on tasting, flavor profile, etc.) to include in our basic inventory and would then start producing those in larger quantities. We are now concluding Step 1 Year 1 and now ready to move on to Step 2 Year 2 whereby we will now being making the selected recipes in larger quantities - hopefully at least 25 gallons per week and that is where we need your help.
We have had several meetings with Pepin Distributing - Tampa Bay's Leading Distributor of Craft Beers and Wines and they have expressed a very high degree of interest in distributing our product as well as introducing us to other potential Distributors.
Our goal is now to make 25 gallons per week utilizing the recipes developed in Step 1 above. In order to do that we need to purchase larger quantities of honey, ingredients and equipment. We have self-financed our progress the first year but now need additional funds to go forward to achieve our goal of having the first Nationally recognized mead brand - Saint Bartholomew's Mead.
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