Mead is widely considered to be the oldest alcohol in the world. It comes in all kinds of different styles from still, sweet and high ABV to dry, sparkling and low ABV. We fall somewhere closer to the later category.
Alcohol types come from the primary fermentable sugars the yeast ate to make the alcohol. Mead is an alcohol in which the primary fermentable sugar comes from honey. Some other common examples are: Beer - primary fermentable is sugars in grain. Wine - primary fermentable is sugars in grapes. Ciders - primary fermentable is sugar in fruits.
Once we have the majority of fermentable sugars coming from honey, we can add in all kinds of fruits or other ingredients to make different types of meads.
A Melomel is a mead that has fruit in it. A Cyser is a mead that has been crossed with a cider. A Braggot is a mead that has been made with grain.
At Lost Meadows we mainly make Melomels, Cysers and plain (just honey) meads. We often collaborate with breweries to make Braggots.
Well... we are Ayla & Graeme and we are brother and sister and run the Meadery together.