In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about bottle conditioning with honey, aging on oak, how the cost of honey relates to the quality of mead, fermenting in re-used gallon jugs, and more!
After five amazing years in Colchester, we're going to be moving the meadery.
The Mead Hall has been so important to so many people over the years that we're throwing one last hoorah and pulling out all the stops.
Ricky and Kelly will be opening their private stock of early Groennfell releases, there will be all-you-can-eat pork shoulder, a few special guests, and toasts throughout the day to all the amazing people who have made the Mead Hall what it is.
As always, the event is free to attend and family friendly!
Save the Date:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
12 PM – 8 PM
Colchester's Mead Hall
856 Hercules Dr. Suite 20
Colchester, VT 05446
Check out the Facebook event for more info!
In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about bubble locks in secondary, aging small batches, using multiple yeast strains, caramelizing honey sous vide, and more!
As we get ready for the move to our new location, we’re celebrating all month long!
No matter what the Mead Hall has meant to you, it’s happening this month.
Never miss a board game night or a Thirsty Thorsday? Don’t worry; we’re running them right to the day we move!
Love our seasonal meads? We’ve got both the Winter Warmer Throw-Down and the Fire on Snow release!
We’ll have Metal Shows, Cavern, Family Day, a Viking Craft Fair, a comedy show, and much more! For a list of all upcoming events, check out our calendar and follow us on Facebook!
And we have one big surprise waiting for February, so stay tuned!
As many of you have heard by now, we’re going to be moving to our forever meadery! We could not be more excited (and overwhelmed) by the move, but there is a small sadness as well.
After five wonderful years, we’re going to be closing our tasting room and restaurant in Colchester.
There is no question that this was the hardest decision we had to make about growing. From the Firkin Friday Friends to the Isole Dinner Club to Cavern and Harvest Fest, we couldn’t imagine our company without our incredible Meadiacs popping in every week for a pint, a brat, a board game, and a few hours of philosophical conversation.
Before you let out your first sob, there are three pieces of consolation.
First, we have an entire month of going-away parties planned starting this weekend with Family Day and then the Mad Tea Party on New Year’s Eve at the Mead Hall! And we have two events every weekend until the end of January.
Second, we’re taking the Mead Hall mobile!!! We’re going to be setting up encampments throughout the state every month. If you can’t come to the Mead Hall, the Mead Hall will come to you. More details coming soon!
Third, we’re already looking for a forever home for the Mead Hall. There are some promising locations, so stay tuned.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for all of your years of support.
We can’t wait to see what the future holds!
In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about making mushroom mead, the best way to make a sweet mead, pasteurizing mead, the best equipment for home-meadmakers, and caramelizing honey for bochet.
Groennfell Meadery is Vermont’s premier craft meadery. Inspired by Old Norse legends, brewed with extraordinary ingredients, Groennfell’s meads are unlike anything you’ve had before. Crisp, clean, and astoundingly drinkable, the only way to explain any one of Groennfell’s meads is to try one yourself.