Alaska Meadery is a sincere illustration of Denali Brewing’s creative drive paired with their commitment and love of the craft. Not confined in set boundaries, our brewers are some of the most innovative folks. They are constantly exploring the multi-faceted world of fermentation, never content to leave well enough alone.
The art of fermenting honey, water and yeast is an ancient form of alcoholic beverage and has been traced back thousands of years. Quickly gaining widespread popularity, mead has been thought of as the nectar of the gods, an enhancement of virility and known for its aphrodisiac qualities. And just like the Norse who considered mead a mythical drink for smart people, the staff at Denali Brewing understood the next, most logical step.
It was a serendipitous time when Mike Kiker, meadmeister, owner of Celestial Meads and friend to Denali Brewing was ready to retire. Denali Brewing purchased Mike’s winery in the spring of 2016 and launched Alaska Meadery. Kiker, one of the world’s utmost respected and awarded mazers, happily bestowed his reputation and knowledge to Alaska Meadery, guiding them in integrating award winning meads into their brewery alongside Denali’s award-winning beers. Alaska Meadery is dedicated to honoring Mikes’ legacy and carrying on his tradition of creating excellent meads.