Guided Meadery Tour with Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at 1634 Meadery (Up to 63% Off)


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In a Nutshell

Tour this family-run operation, producing small batches of mead by fermenting honey from area apiaries and infusing it with local fruit

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid 12/25/2015-1/2/2016. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $8 for a guided meadery tour for two with souvenir glasses ($18 value)
  • $15 for a guided meadery tour for four with souvenir glasses ($36 value)
  • $20 for a guided meadery tour for six with souvenir glasses ($54 value)

Tours are available 2 p.m.–7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 1 p.m.–7 p.m. on Saturdays, 12 p.m.–5 p.m. on Sundays, and by appointment.

1634 Meadery

On a trip to Denmark to reconnect with his family roots, Dan Clapp brought home an unconventional souvenir for his wife, Deb: a ceramic bottle filled with the blend of fermented honey and water known as mead. Three years later, they finally tasted it. Once the longtime home brewers realized that Denmark wasn't the only place with bees, the founding of 1634 Meadery wasn't far behind.

Using honey almost always sourced from Massachusetts and New England apiaries, as well as local fruits, the artisans craft meads intended to showcase the tastes and scents of the region. When they're not hosting tastings in the storefront bar, the staff eagerly takes visitors back to the production room to witness the mead-making process firsthand.

Because 1634 Meadery is a small-batch operation, its selection may vary at any time. But here are just a few of the varieties you might find on its own shelves and those of area markets and wine shops:

  • Choate Bridge Cyser: a type of dry mead made with honey and fresh-pressed Massachusetts apples; named for the first double-arched bridge in America—an important Ipswich landmark
  • Strawberry Fields: a semi-sweet mead that blends the flavors of honey, local strawberries, and cinnamon
  • Puritan Pride: a traditional mead made with autumn wildflower honey and aged with American oak

Customer Reviews

Fun late afternoon activity...enjoyed the mead and informational "tour " ! Owner was bartender and tour guide and a good guy.
Karen D. · December 26, 2016
it is small and quaint, my husband has bees so it was very interesting to learn about how they make the mead from the honey. we did this tour with friends prior to going to dinner with friends - all right in Ipswich, made it a fun night.
Suzanne D. · November 28, 2016
amazing, guy was super nice. mead was amazing bought some for back home. would totally visit again.
Victoria S. · October 31, 2016
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    Ipswich, MA 01938


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