There is no lack of great beer in Oceanside. But for those who don’t mind trying something new—or rather, very old!—we’re excited to tell you about the new Golden Coast Mead Tasting Room in Oceanside Ca.
What is Mead?
Mead is made by fermenting honey with water and sometimes adding fruits, spices, grains or hops. It is an ancient brew mentioned by literary heavyweights like Homer, Chaucer and Shakespeare. Archeologists have even traced mead back to China 7,000 years ago.
Mead is rooted in history but it’s had a recent revival with appearances in popular series like Harry Potter and Game of Thrones.
The revival that we love most though is located right here in Oceanside.
Golden Coast Mead Tasting Room
Frank Golbeck, Praveen Ramineni and Joseph Colangelo are the trio to know behind Golden Coast Mead. Frank’s grandfather owned an apple farm in San Bernardino County and made mead.
“I remember seeing people enjoying the mead my grandfather made and it just stuck with me,” said Frank.
It was a number of years later when he unearthed a bottle of mead in his grandfather’s attic and shared it with his friends that the mead-making spark was ignited. Several more years and a successful Kickstarter campaign later, Golden Coast Mead was established in San Diego in 2010.
Golden Coast Mead’s Tasting Room had its grand opening in Oceanside, Ca on June 21, 2014
Want to know what mead tastes like? Golden Coast Mead describes one of their varietals called Mirth in Bottle as “a delicious, balanced, semi-sweet orange blossom honey mead…with an intriguing and balanced character combining citrus, ambrosia, flowers, honey and vanilla…”
What’s even better than reading what it tastes like? Tasting it for yourself, of course! Golden Coast Mead is located at 4089 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA and their hours are Fridays 2–8 pm and Saturdays 1–7 pm. Call them at 619-796-1774. You can also try their meads around Oceanside at Tap That, Breakwater Brewing and The Royal Dive.
Try it, then come back and let us know what you think!
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