Where have we been? Are you still making mead? Why haven't we heard from you in awhile?
Good questions dear people, which we are about to answer.
Firstly, we know it's difficult to support a business which doesn't support the community. We haven't left the community, in-fact quite the opposite.
Our mead maker Joel Robinson suffered a brain injury in May this year and has been off the tools ever since. He's spent some time in hospital and is suffering a bunch of residual effects that are making it extremely difficult for him to make mead in his present state. The main condition that is debilitating for Joel is a very rare condition known as Parosmia for which there is no cure.
It's a very long road, we need to take a moment to stay strong as a family and small business and support him during this very difficult time. If you'd like a brief explanation of what parosmia is and what it's like to live with, we recommend checking out this blog entry.
Well done to all involved for making this month on Got Mead? all about Australia. It's been great to listen to the Aussie mead makers over the last few weeks and to be included in the line up amongst legendary mead-makers (past and present here and abroad) has been a privilege.
Thanks again to everyone for your support, patronage and following. We couldn't be anywhere near where we are now without so many going before us and paving the way. ... See MoreSee Less
This is our last week in Australia, and we're tickled to have Joel Robinson, owner of Hunter and the Harp, in Wollongong, New South Wales. Joel started out doing some co-brews with a local brewery, bu...