We create liquid art and share it with the world…starting in Carefree, Arizona. Using modern techniques and innovative flavors, while honoring the ancient traditions of Mead making, we are bringing Honey Wines of exceptional quality to the marketplace and you!
Celestial Artisan Meadery was written in the stars, as they say.
Uwe Boer, the Meadery’s Mead Master and part-owner, started home brewing and mead making as a hobby in 1991. He became a Brewmaster for Sonora Brewing Company in 1996. He moved on to become the Brewmaster at SunUp Brewery in 2005. Uwe is still busy creating great brews for SunUp while, at the same time, masterfully developing and creating meads and ciders for Celestial Artisan Meadery.
Uwe had always dreamed of opening his own Meadery. He loves the history and cultural uniqueness that this delicious beverage has. Mead, sometimes referred to as honey wine, is the oldest/first fermented beverage known to man. Historically, mead was held in high regard as the beverage of choice for royalty, poets, and scholars or the ‘Nectar of the Gods’ through Norse mythology. More commonly, mead is referenced in relation to the drink of the Vikings. The cultural history holds a special mystique for Uwe, along with mead’s simplicity and wide versatility of flavors. Celestial Artisan Meadery, in fact, gets its name from a combination of honoring the tradition of meads throughout history and mythology. His passion for mead-making was met with perfect timing to open Celestial Artisan Meadery with his business partner Heather.
Heather Hurst-Kline, the Meadery’s co-owner, retired from 30 years in healthcare to join Uwe in fulfilling his dream of owning his own business. Heather had wanted to start a family business where her two sons, Jacob and Alec, could be involved. Heather and Uwe had been friends for years, and when Uwe shared his passion for meads with her and some of his home-brew recipes, they realized the timing was perfect and the stars were aligned – a universe of opportunity was realized!
Celestial Artisan Meadery is located in Carefree, Arizona, and opened in February of 2022! We have a tasting room that is used for our Visionary Mead Club Members to come in and taste new products. We are also available for private events and Mead Making classes hosted by our very own Meadmaster extraordinaire, Uwe Boer. You’ll see us around town at local Art Festivals, where you’ll find our apprentice Mead-Makers Jacob and Alec serving up all of our latest artisan meads and ciders. Check out our Mead Finder to see where to purchase our products or order on-line today. Thanks for checking us out!