Having established themselves as the fresh new voice in the mead market, Wye Valley Meadery have also turned their hand to brewing, and have created a delicious range of honey based beers called Hive Mind. By brewing with malt and honey, the delicate and sweet flavour of honey shines through even when paired with punchy double hopped IPA’s. Balancing the hop and the honey is a fine art and Hive Mind have been able to carefully craft a wonderful range of unique and innovative beers, using their knowledge and expertise from mead making.

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Having established ourselves as a fresh new voice in the mead market, we launched ‘Hive Mind’ to showcase our honey in a range of beers too. By brewing with malt and honey and conditioning on honey, the delicate flavours of honey shine through even when paired with punchy double hopped IPA’s. Balancing the hop and the honey is a fine art but there is space here to forge new ground and bring something new to the table. 

We had been experimenting with creating a Braggot (a beer / mead hybrid) for some time. This is another example of a drink that time has forgotten and could do with modernising. After looking into the overwhelming range of relatively unexplored avenues, it became clear that this would be better suited to a whole range of drinks, rather than a standalone product. 

Watch this space for an expanding range of classic and innovative beers made with honey from our bees in the Wye Valley.

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