2015 has been absolutely tremendous. 2016 is going to be even better.
We would neither be where we are or go where we're heading without all of you.
So, a toast to you, Beloved Meadiacs; we have very exciting times ahead.
Kelly the Boss
In which Ricky the Meadmaker shares some gifts with you, dear Meadiacs!
National Homebrewers Conference
For grown-ups and small children, it is the end of the year. A time to both look back and ponder the year to come. But for college students, this is a much more important epoch: The End of the Semester.
It is with this biannual turning of the academic calendar that we at Groennfell Meadery get to stop, reflect, and thank the hard working scholars who have been a part of our lives for the past several months.
Matt was our business-side intern this semester and the first intern we've had in that department.
He was probably a big help with book-keeping or something, but really, what matters in the long-run, is that he was really, really good at corn-hole.
He has set a standard of excellence for this most noble of sports for years to come. He also likes carrying heavy things. He will be missed.
Emily was our brewing intern, and she was also probably super helpful in this capacity. She certainly seems to know a heck of a lot about brewing and to be very good at it.
The greatest gift Emily brought to the meadery was her neurotic obsession with cleaning. She was the first person to develop sanitization systems which allow us to brew with non-yeast strains.
Like, seriously, she came in on an off day to clean the outside of our tanks because she thought they weren't shiny enough.
This kid's a blessing.
For those of you who missed it, Ricky the Meadmaker's big announcement at Midwinter Fest was all about Colchester's Mead Hall!
Colchester's Mead Hall is a brand new collaboration between Groennfell Meadery and Havoc Mead which will be opening at our current location in January 2016.
We're going to start serving Nordic Fare for both lunch and dinner, we're extending our hours, we'll have special Mead-Hall-only beverages, and we're going to have lots of new space for live music, comedy shows, and many more events.
We'll be posting updates here from time to time, but you really need to go like Colchester's Mead Hall on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and check out the new website: ColchestersMeadHall.com.
We're also going to have lots of ways that you can support the new Mead Hall - from special events to exclusive clubs! So, stay tuned, dear Meadiacs, exciting things are brewing.
In case you want to learn about this all more dramatically from Ricky the Meadmaker, you can catch last week's thrilling Ask the Meadmaker.
Last time on Ask the Meadmaker, Ricky announced that Groennfell Meadery's tasting room was closing. Watch part 2 to learn what this means for you, dear Meadiacs.
In which Ricky the Meadmaker makes a big announcement.
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.