Great news! We're moving the Viking Feast from this Sunday to this Saturday, the 29th.
That way we'll be able to be open longer and feed our Viking friends from the Fairfax Mini-Ren Faire after the close of their battle!
If you missed the details, check out last week's article and the updated Facebook Event!
See you on Saturday!
In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about over-pitching, braggots, "Merican" cinnamon vs. true cinnamon, the use of brite tanks, and more!
Update: The Viking Feast has been moved to Saturday, July 29th.
It's finally happening: Ricky is pulling out all the stops to create a historically accurate Viking Feast!!! It's coming up on Saturday, July 29th at the Mead Hall! And, better yet, you're invited!
This is, perhaps, Ricky's most audacious project yet. While the full menu will be released in a few days, we thought we'd talk a little bit about the sources used for the meal.
Vikings ate a very varied diet. They fished, foraged, farmed, hunted, traded, and stole. What we'll be focusing on are the staples of the Viking diet: Fish, seasonal vegetables, cold-hearty grains, dairy, and beef.
While Ricky has studied primary sources for references to cooking techniques, much of what we know about the Viking diet is archeological. Alas, Ricky does not have time (or permission) to go digging up yards in Northumbria or the Faroe islands, so we have to rely on the work of others.
A great, quick reference is from the BBC, and we used it quite extensively.
Not quite as erudite, but a fun read is from The History Channel.
And the last secondary resource we used was Ancient History et cetera.
So, go check out the Facebook Event, and get ready to have your mind blown!
Groennfell Meadery and Colchester's Mead Hall are now doing group events with discounts and specials!
Do you have a clan, tribe, company, or even roving horde that likes great food and amazing drinks?
Well, we're now offering our Scandinavian fare and fabulous craft meads at group rates so you can look like the noble leader that you are!
Here's how it works:
Group Events - If you're bringing a large group (20 or more people) to the Mead Hall, we can provide appetizers, drinks, or both at a discount, with larger discounts for more people!
Group Meals - Any group larger than 12 people dining together can get a group discount for all of their food and drink as long as it's on one tab.
The best part: you don't have to make any decisions if you don't want to! You can just tell us how many people, what you want to cover, and we take care of the rest!
What are you waiting for?! Shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-497-2345 to book your next raid!
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.