Mead is an incredible thing. It has the power to bring joy, build communities, and nurture our strained ecosystems. It was my dream to share this with whoever I could, but I did not consider it as a way to make a living. One day, after another grueling day at the Navy, my wife asked me one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves: what would you do with all of the time, money, and energy in the world?
This question brought me here, to create and share this magical drink with you. Every day, we are able to share our mead with more and more people, whether it be in one of our tasting rooms, in stores, or through our mead club.
This would not be possible without you. I want to understand you better, so that as we grow and evolve, we do so together. I asked you the same question my wife asked me all of those years ago: What would you do with all of the time, money, and energy in the world?
Your responses were incredible. Karissa, our awesome Marketing Manager, has collected some of the best responses below. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
"If I had all the time, money, and energy in the world, I would build a Beyond Sustainable city from scratch that blends the built environment with the city's surrounding supportive ecological systems to create a city that could thrive even under conditions of catastrophic climate change. It would also be an amazing place to live 😊" - Cody H.
"I would become a full time painter, mead maker, and ski bum, combining those passions whenever possible." - Sascha F.
"I'd be down in Cornwall spending the mornings making mead, the afternoons body-boarding and the evenings in the Wateringhole or Seiner's Arms in Perranporth." - Sandy F.
"Living in England in the '60s and '70s, I often passed by and through Sherwood Forest. Myths, mysteries, legends...Sherwood Forest held them all; all those and a history entwined with mead. Really, how long would Robin Hood's merry band of men and women hung around without Friar Tuck's mead to keep them sane, balanced, and relaxed? Tuck's mead gave them a unity. Yes, Nottingham's sherrif chased Robin Hood but not for taxes; I believe he was searching for Tuck's mead formula. And he never found it. The wiley Friar Tuck recorded his formula for 'flowers and sunshine in flagon' and hid it somewhere deep in the wilds of Sherwood Forest. So if I had all the time/money/energy in the world I'd return to England and search Sherfwood Forest millimeter by millimeter until I found the friar's mead notes. Once recovered, I'd bring those notes to Oceanside, California, where I'd turn them over to the merry band of mead makers at Golden Coast Mead for safekeeping...and in time I would hope to sample a glass...or two...of chilled 'Friar Tuck's'. Yes...that's what I would do." - Steve M.
Thank you to everyone who responded! If you haven't shared your answer yet, I still want to hear from you! Drop us a line on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #meadismagic and tell us what you would do with all of the time, money, and energy in the world.
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