Beginners Introduction to Mead Making

Jun 08, 2015
Learn about the unique beverage, Mead, from leading mead makers in the industry.


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Mead Making BOOTCAMP

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Fee: $200
**Discounts not applicable after December 15, 2017

From honey to the bottle all in one day. You’ve always wanted to learn how to make mead? This is the perfect course for you. Under the direction of Chik Brenneman, Winemaker for the Department of Viticulture and Enology, students will learn how to make mead. This hands-on course will feature small learning groups, each with its own leader. Each group of 10 will follow a fruit mead recipe, doing each step. Finally, students will bottle the mead made in previous workshops. Want to know more? Join us for the Introduction to Mead Making on Friday and Saturday.


Beginners Intro to Mead Making

Date: Friday, January 12, 2018 - Saturday, January 13, 2018
Fee: $600
**Discounts not applicable after December 15, 2017

Brewers and winemakers alike know that the buzz in the world of alcoholic beverages is all about mead. Explore this fascinating fermented beverage from its rich history to its recent rebirth in America. Taste and learn the styles, ingredient selection and the steps to making good mead. The short course is coordinated with four of the leading mead makers in the United States, along with faculty and staff from the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis.

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Mead Making Boot Camp

Beginner's Intro to Mead Making

Beginner's Intro to Mead Making (Con't)




"Wow, I wish there had been a course like this when I was learning about mead! An all-star line-up of instructors that's sure to engage and enlighten!"- Ray Daniel, Founder and Director, Cicerone Certification Program

"The knowledge and experience conveyed from the presenters was fantastic. This course had a positive message to get people on their way to carrying forward the torch for modern mead!" - Wesley Cutlip, Intro to Mead Making Attendee

Events at the Center

The Honey and Pollination Center hosts several annual events including mead making short-courses, symposiums, public outreach events and fundraising dinners. Many of these are unique to the center, and to UC Davis. Mead-making short courses in a university environment have never been offered to hobbyists, professional mead makers, and the general public. The Bee Symposium, an annual event, brings together faculty from the esteemed UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology with bee researchers, experts and hobbyists from the United States and Canada. Click on the events below to learn more about each.


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