Small Town Handcrafted Mead
Slaymaker Cellars is an award winning meadery located in Idaho Springs, CO. We are dedicated to using high quality ingredients, making great mead, and giving back to the community.
We are a Benefit Corporation. "B corps" are for-profit corporations that are not only beholden to their shareholders. They also have a legal responsibility to do good in the world. In support of that goal, we strive to do the following:
- Make a good product and satisfy an appetite in the beverage world.
- Feature and support good farmers.
- Educate about pollinators and support pollinator health.
- Continue a 20,000 year old tradition.
- Move towards simpler and more sustainable lifestyle.
What is Mead?
Mead is "Honey Wine". We work with local apiaries to source the best honey around. We then use traditional winemaking techniques to ferment the honey into mead.
Mead may be the oldest fermented beverage known to humans. It was popular from 12,000 years ago all the way up to the renaissance, when beer and grape wine took over as the most popular drinks.
In the modern day, mead has been seeing a bit of a resurgence. Slaymaker Cellars is excited to be a part of this new renaissance.
Handcrafted With Love
We are a Workers' Cooperative. Every employee at Slaymaker Cellars has ownership in the company and an equal vote in how the company is run.
We have a commitment to purchase core products (at least 50% of non-labor expenses) from independent suppliers local to where the product will be used or where the company operates.
We have a commitment to serve at least 75% local and independent clients or customers.
One of our favorite things is to get out there and meet our fans. We always have new events coming up. We welcome you to come taste our new offerings and learn about mead production.