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mead in the city.....

braankraayon Dec 26, 2006 02:38 PM

Does anybody know where I might be able to purchase mead in Brooklyn or Queens? It's obvious that beer stores and supermarkets don't have it, and I haven't checked the liquor stores yet. It seems odd that to me that mead would only be available in liquor stores if thats the case.

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  1. Cheese Boy Dec 26, 2006 05:37 PM

    If you're near Brighton Beach, try on the Avenue there. They should have some. I've bought bottles of mead from Ethiopian restaurants when I didn't want to make the trek to distant stores. I'm sure a lot of well-stocked liquour stores should have mead.

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      mindburrp Dec 26, 2006 09:06 PM

      LeNell's in Red Hook has it, and from quite a few producers.

      416 Van Brunt St.
      Brooklyn, NY 11231
      (718) 360-0838


      1. Woodside Al Dec 27, 2006 05:12 AM

        Why is it odd that mead would only be available in liquor stores? Pretty much any alcoholic beverage other than beer must be sold through a liquor store in the State of New York.

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          braankraayon Dec 27, 2006 08:41 AM

          Because I think of mead as more of a beer than a wine.

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            Woodside Al Dec 28, 2006 12:02 AM

            Interesting. I have always thought of mead as being more of a honey wine, and have heard it referred to that way. But I really know nothing about how it's made, and I only had it once many years ago in Canada.

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          astawski Feb 23, 2007 04:36 AM

          Try Greenpoint Ave. Polish Meads are available in the wine and Liquor stores in that neighborhood. Good Hunting!

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            Larry Brooks Feb 23, 2007 04:43 AM

            Pete's on Atlantic very occasionally has it. I'd call and ask when they might get it next.

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              Ralphus Feb 23, 2007 08:10 AM

              I've never looked for it in Bierkraft, but I wouldn't be surprised if they carried it.

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                Mayur Feb 23, 2007 12:03 PM

                They do.

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