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Welcome to Stonehaüs

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A History of Mead & the Vikings

Mead, one of the oldest known alcoholic beverages, is a fermented drink made from honey, water, and sometimes fruits, spices, grains, or hops. Its history dates back thousands of years, with evidence of its production found in ancient civilizations such as China, India, and Greece.

For the Vikings, who thrived from the late 8th to early 11th centuries, mead held significant cultural and social importance. Mead was often consumed during feasts and ceremonial occasions. In Norse mythology, mead was considered the drink of the gods, associated with wisdom and poetic inspiration. The Mead of Poetry, a mythical beverage, was said to bestow wisdom and poetic talent upon those who drank it.

Viking mead was typically produced in households or small communal settings and played a role in fostering social bonds and honoring guests. The production and consumption of mead were integral to Viking society, reflecting both their agricultural practices and their cultural values.

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The Stonehaüs Mission

At Stonehaüs we make it our mission to produce a high quality product using the best quality ingredients. Steve and George have perfected the production process from honey bucket to bottle and are continuously researching new flavors.

 

In addition to a great product, we at Stonehaüs strive to provide  the best customer experience. Stonehaüs team members will always greet patrons with a smile and every team member is trained and well educated on our products, the mead production process and ingredients. 

 

A lastly, Stonehaüs is all about the viking vibe. Patrons can enjoy their mead in an atmosphere that is welcoming to all. Our viking vibed tasting room gives the patron the feeling of stepping back to the time of the vikings.

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Veteran Owned and 
Family Operated

Stonehaüs is proud to be a Veteran owned, family operated business. Owners Steve and Tricia Leibig are life long residents of the Pocono area. Both graduated from local high schools. They are  hometown small business owners who love the community they serve. Steve is  a Retired USAF Veteran who served during Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Southern Watch, Operation New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also supported humanitarian efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

Bringing Stonehaüs to life was a family affair. Steve and brother-in-law, George Gallagher did a lot of the renovations that turned a bike shop into a production facility and Viking-themed tasting room at 762 Main Street.

 

Steve is the Mead Man and creator of new flavors. He operates the business and occasionally bartends. While Tricia handles event planning, entertainment scheduling, all marketing and graphic designs and website and social media management.

 

George is GM and helps with the production of mead and business promotion. Tricia's sister, Anna Kaszupski, a local artist, does paint and sips, helps create new Stonehaüs Specialty Cocktails and occasionally bartends.

Stonehaüs Meadery in the News

EVENTS INCLUDING LIVE MUSIC, SMOKED COCKTAILS & GAME NIGHTS
GIVE THE GIFT OF MEAD
PAINT & SIP WITH
ART BY ANNA K
EXCLUSIVE MERCH
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Give the gift of mead this Christmas season with a Stonehaüs gift set or gift basket. Check out the selection and request your custom order quote HERE.

Show your love for Stonehaūs with our exclusive selection of swag from beanies and ball caps, to t-shirts and hoodies.

Pre-order HERE. Next drop will be at the end of December/beginning of January. Available for pick up only at

762 Main Street,  Stroudsburg. 

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