Billy Beltz is the Co-Founder of Lost Cause Meadery located in San Diego, CA. Established in 2017, Lost Cause Meadery specializes in complex, aroma-driven meads across a wide range of modern and traditional styles. Lost Cause was one of the most awarded meaderies in the world in 2019, earning five medals from the 2019 Mazer Cup International (tied for most in the world) and a third-place Best of Show award at the National Honey Board’s inaugural Mead Crafter Competition. Billy’s experiments with yeast strains for mead making have been published in American Mead Maker and Zymurgy. He is also a BJCP Certified Mead Judge and holds an MBA from San Diego State University.