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After an odyssey of trial and error in a humble brewing shack, University of Oregon students Simon Blatz, Chase Drum, and Simon Spencer moved their honey-mead brewery into a facility of its own in October 2011, where batches of the fermented honey spirit swirl in vats and bottles. The Blue Dog team lauds its mead, one of the oldest drinks in history, as “the original liquid sin,” touting its sweet start, dry finish, distinct honey smell, and propensity to commit mail fraud.
The golden elixir pours into recyclable bottles with reusable tops and logo modeling courtesy of the company’s furry mascot, Jake, a german shepherd. Blue Dog Mead invites guests to tastings (by appointment) and encourages its fans to vote online each month for a charity to receive 1% of the company’s proceeds; recent beneficiaries have included Movember and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lane County.