Year of New Beer: Oops (All the Berries), Ben Hoh/Chris Vandergrift homebrewed mead

Written By: Dion on 11/22/2018

This has been sitting in my fridge for over a year, so Thanksgiving lunch seemed like the perfect time to bring it out. When they say 'all the berries', they aren't kidding. Straight juice on the nose with blackberry, raspberry, and tart cherry leading. With warmth, an almost dessert bread-like aroma joins.On the tongue, the berries send waves of sugary juices, with cherries and blackberries combining to produce flavors akin to a sweet red wine. Even get some deep raisin and plum notes amidst a building alcohol warmth. This is just outstanding. These guys are extremely talented brewers, and I consider myself lucky to get to sample their products from time to time. If only they would brew more!