The story of Moonstruck

Moonstruck Meadery was named after the March 2011, Moonstruck Super Moon, which occurs every 18 years. The Mead Maker and Owner, Brian Schlueter, has created many libations of Mead, also known as Honey Wine. He began crafting Mead in 1990, while stationed at Kadena Airbase in Okinawa Japan. Moonstruck Meadery is Nebraska’s first meadery of the mid-west. We hope you enjoy our tasty libations, made from Honey and is Gluten Free. Producing enjoyable Meads & Ciders made the old world way, keeping the best aromas and flavors in the Mead & Cider for you.

brian and celi

Brian and Sommelier wife, Celina Pennisi-Schlueter, presenting a Mead seminar to Oenologist & wine enthusiast about Mead at Enoteca in Mendoza, Argentina, 2015

Moonstruck Meadery Produces World Class Meads & Cider. Winning International Competitions – Double Gold, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals from Argentina, Ukraine, China, Caribbean, and the United States…




What is Mead?

In medieval Europe the fame of Mead spread throughout the land, it was believed that mead was essential for sending off the bride and groom after the wedding. It was used both as a final toast and as a proper beginning of the marriage for the happy couple.  Following the wedding, the Bride & Groom were provided with enough Mead to toast each other for one month after their wedding, hence the term “honeymoon”. “Honey” refers to mead or honey wine, the “Moon” refers to one cycle of the moon (one month).

Mead is not a beer, it not a wine. Mead is the oldest beverage known to man, it’s made from pure honey. The honey is mixed with water, and then yeast is added to start the fermentation. It can be made in many ways just as beer and wine have varieties, so too mead has complexity. If adding fruit, you have a Melomel, if adding spices you have a Metheglin, and many other variations.

Mead is the original drink of passion, glory and love. Meads history is diverse as the drink. Vikings after battle would gather at mead houses to discuss their glory with vats of mead. Every medieval marriage would be blessed for a male son with the help of a lunar cycle, 29 days of mead, thus the Honey Moon was born. Mead is a pure art and passion from our past, it started over 8,000 years ago in central China and has travelled the world. Moonstruck Meadery has created this same passionate drink from long ago, using the old world methods to keep the passion, the flavor alive today.

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