Unposssible Mead’s popular mead Lipgloss & Gunpowder was awarded a gold medal from the National Honey Boards annual Mead Crafters Competition.
This marks Brian Galbreath’s first award since opening his tasting room in Dwight in 2018. Galbreath’s mead placed in the Dry Metheglin Mead category. Metheglin meads are flavored with herbs and spices.
Lipgloss & Gunpowder’s winning mead was composed of Basswood Blossom honey and spiced with hibiscus and pink peppercorn resulting in a dry mead with a 7.5 percent alcohol by volume.
The competition recognizes the best meads in the United States across eleven categories. This year’s competition judged 344 entries. The BJCP-certified Mead Crafters Competition was judged by mead certified judges, mead makers and sommeliers.
The submitted meads were judged on their aroma, appearance, flavor and overall impression.
There is plenty of Lipgloss & Gunpowderon tap and bottled at Galbreath’s tasting room at 111 E Chippewa St., Dwight.
Galbreathwas born and raised in Coal City where he currently resides with his wife and son. He opened Unpossible Mead in 2018 with a focus on session meads, barrel-aged meads and a Wild Cultured Fermentation program.