The Blue Angels and Sips of Mead

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

The Greater Sacramento Community of Rancho Cordova had two delightful events that occurred this past weekend.  My daughter, Jill, had captured a couple tickets to the First Anniversary event of Strad Meadery, where we were given the opportunity to sample several of their products on Saturday.

My favorites ware the Blueberry and Blackberry Meads, My daughter was also fond of the Yuzu Mead.  Yuzu fruits are a citrus fruit believed to have originated in Central China. However, I found one of the surprises at the event to be the Coffee Mead, which went really well with the chocolate brownies I found on the buffet table.  

At the end of our visit, I purchased four bottles - one each of those I mentioned.

Mead contains half the alcohol of wine, has fresh crisp flavors which are light, not filling, and have the ability to transport the imagination to renaissance times, with the appropriate music and aptly dressed characters accompanying it. 

Interestingly, enough several at our table were  uncostumed Renaissance Faire folks, who had at least one member who wasn't content with the fact The Pirates of Sacramento had partnered up with them at several events - even though I pointed out renaissance and pirate costumes were similar, with the exception of pirates wearing their distinctive hats.  Still, there wasn't enough alcohol in the Mead to create any raucous brawls over it!

According to Dan Slort, Mead Maker, The Strad logo is comprised of a stylized violin (A Stradivarius made by Antonius Stradivari in the 17th century) floating over a honeycomb with bees flying across the image. The violin is in honor of his grandfather who made and played this beloved instrument​ for most of his 96 years of life.

Simultaneously with this event at the meadery, The Blue Angels were performing nearby at Mather Air Force Base. This was Rancho Cordova’s weekend to host the Capital Airshow!
Strad Meadery is located in Rancho Cordova's "Barrel District."  Their address is: 2539 Mercantile Drive, Suite 1, Rancho Cordova 95742


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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Myrl - sounds like a fun time to me...especially getting to see the Blue Angels Airshow and of course fun time with your daughter. 

Oct 08, 2019 07:13 PM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Kathy Streib - It really was a pleasant day!  So interesting to be sipping mead and having jets flying by.

Oct 08, 2019 07:33 PM #2
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hy Myrl, interesting logo, and the Strad looks like a modern-shaped electric violin. Honey-comb, violin, bees, all beautiful images - but only bees can perform on such a violin!

Oct 08, 2019 08:40 PM #3
Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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It sounds like you enjoyed entertaining events and spirits this weekend.

Oct 08, 2019 09:02 PM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Myrl Jeffcoat nothing beats bonding time with a daughter.... sounds like you both enjoyed it...

Oct 09, 2019 01:42 AM #5
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

What a great day, my son used to make mead, what I tasted was always very dry, I think he needed more sugar, but he likes brewing and graduated to makeing beer which I think he found easier. Looks like you had a good time and that logo is pretty good.

Oct 09, 2019 04:42 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl I have never had any of the Meads, but will try it if I can find it around here.

Oct 09, 2019 07:19 AM #7
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Myrl, you make mead sound good; the few I've had were far too sweet for my liking. We're looking forward to the Fleet Week air show this coming weekend.

Oct 09, 2019 07:22 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have not tasted mead, but it sounds like it is a tasty beverage.  I am glad you enjoyed such a nice day with family!

Oct 09, 2019 10:02 AM #9
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Don't you love the airshows? We have the Thunderbirds who fly for special occasions at the Air Force Academy and I LOVE the sound as they zoom over our house and city.

Oct 09, 2019 10:49 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat

I have never had any sort of mead.  I am going to have to look for it when I go shopping.  It sounds like a wonderful event. 

Of course, air shows are my husband's favorite. 

Oct 09, 2019 11:38 AM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Myrl, for sharing your weekend events. 

Oct 09, 2019 01:13 PM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Myrl:

That's quite a combination...mead and Blue Angels! I've seen the Angels before but have never tried mead, although I've heard of it. I'll have to be on the lookout for it - sounds intriguing!


Oct 12, 2019 10:18 AM #13
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Sounds like a fun way to be outdoors Myrl, enjoying locally made mead.  My brother who is a beekeeper, has made mead with his honey.  Good stuff.

Mead has taken off in recent years as a beverage for adults.  Cheers!

Oct 15, 2019 08:59 AM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

 Myrl Jeffcoat, loved your interesting story on the great day you and your daughter, Jill,  had at the Sacramento events.  I have never tasted Mead and will check it out.  I recall when I lived in the highest condo high-rise in Waikiki, we loved when the Blue Angels in formation flew over.  Myrl, thank you for sharing your 'fun' day. 

Oct 15, 2019 11:58 AM #15
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Myrl Jeffcoat ,

I've never tasted Mead but enjoyed learning about it from you! What an exciting week-end with your daughter especially with the Blue Angels in formation close by!

Oct 19, 2019 04:16 PM #16
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