This weekend you can get yourself a "Mead-ucation" and learn about one of the world's oldest alcoholic beverages.

Madava Farms, the home of Crown Maple Syrup, has partnered with the Salt Point Meadery to create mead using local syrup and educate the public on this little-known beverage.

Mead is basically a wine made of honey, although the finished product doesn't really taste like a typical wine. Think of it as a cross between beer, cider and wine.  When you add locally sourced maple syrup to the mix, you get something even more unique:

This weekend you can try samples of Queen Crown Mead, at collaboration between Crown Maple and Salt Point Meadery and learn more about how mead is made.

The event takes place on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 at Madava Farms in Dover Plains. Tastings will be available all weekend  and a special Mead-ucation discussion will be held on Sunday



You can find out more details about the mead weekend at Crown Maple's website.