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Latest News & Events – Spring 2017
February 3, 2017Wider Distribution: We’ve been working hard with our distributors to bring our quality meads to both Florida and Georgia. In Florida, you can now find our meads at finer vendors from the Panhand...
Jacksonville Meadery Harris Meadery launches into the local market.
August 18, 2016Jacksonville Meadery: Harris Meadery in Business! On Wednesday, August 24th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Alewife Craft Beer Bottle Shop & Tasting Room will be tapping the first keg of mead commerciall...
Harris Meadery Spring Update 2016
May 17, 2016Spring Update: Where’s the Mead? Here’s the latest news about Harris Meadery in our Spring Update for 2016. Good news folks, our brand new meadery has finished it’s construction. Loc...
Here are the members of our team.
Hello, I’m John Harris, the voice and Mazer behind Harris Meadery. I’m one of those types of guys that’s championed craft brewing and craft beverages for most of my adult life. I’m a mead nerd. There, I said it…. and now you know it. I feel so relieved. I’ve been brewing since 1991 and making meads since 2001 and I hope that you enjoy the fruits of my labor.
I created this website as a place where I can toot my horn about my passion, making quality award winning mead and honey wine. This is the nexus for finding our brand of meads and a point of contact where you can reach out to us with any questions you may have. If you’re looking to enjoy some of my delicious meads & honey wines, I can point you in the right direction. If you’re a vendor and would like to carry our products, in Florida please reach out to Cavalier Distributing and in Georgia reach out to R&R Beverage.
This is my love, my muse, my Wife Melissa Harris. Missy owns and manages her own restaurant in the Orange Park, Florida area. Melissa’s restaurant is the recipient of several awards for excellence and sales in food service and has held an “A” rating since 1979. Missy attended Orange Park high school (class of 1986) and loves and supports our family (especially our two children) in every way. Melissa is also an award winning photographer and you can see several of her images featured on our website.
Amanda & Amelia
These are our two kids, Amanda and Amelia. Amanda is our oldest and she’s off at college pursuing her undergraduate degree in her junior year, studying to be an occupational therapist. When home, we enlist her help in the meadery which is always greatly appreciated, learning the art of brewing and packaging with hands on training. Amelia is our little spitfire of energy who enjoys chasing her Mother and Father around the meadery and generally distracting us with the innocent joy of youth and her unabashed cuteness. Our blessings are many and they motivate us to do what we do. We love our little ones and they keep us young.
Here are a few comments about our award winning meads.
I am found of small companies who put forth big efforts to create something special… John has accomplished just that. A beautiful product from the only ‘perfect’ food source in the world.
Eric Lievers – Palatka, FL
Just had my first taste of Key Lime Pie Mead, I don’t have much experience with meads but this is fantastic! Beautiful and complex. Plus John is a stand up guy!!!!
Julian August – Burlington, VT
John Harris, the Philly guys opened the Rum barrel treatment of your Key Lime Pie mead at our last share — incredibly well made. I haven’t had much mead in my life, but yours absolutely ranks among the best. We all loved it. Thanks again!!!
Rob Hooper – Philadelphia, PA
“A very nice example mead. The flavor character really tastes like the pie. Great pucker notes on the finish. Excellent.”
Walter Rasco – Jacksonville, FL
“Your Key Lime Pie mead is really really good, John! We’re so happy it won at the Green Lion festival.”
Mike & Noel Williams – Macclenny, FL
“John Harris….you are a (expletive) genius. I could kiss you….I put karma up against Schramms in a blind tasting. Your Meade killed it.”
Finn Parker – Napa, CA
“Oh my, this is truly wonderful mead! Amazing job John and thank you so much.”
Brandon Burt – Oklahoma City, OK
“This is easily one of the best meads I’ve ever encountered. I can taste the effort that went into it, and I thank you for being a true ambassador.”
Mike Canton – Los Angeles, CA
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