Groennfell Meadery and Havoc Mead are thrilled to announce our new Chaos Sour Series featuring Vermont honey and...
You! Our local artists!!!
Every quarter we're releasing a new sour featuring a different artist and we're looking for submissions! First prize is $100 and your artwork on every can of that season's sour.
The first in the Chaos Sour Series is a blackberry blueberry sour called Rumble.
To participate, please read the guidelines below and email a high-resolution image of your submission along with your full name, phone number, and the title of the work to Ricky@groennfell.com.
Whether you win or not, all artists will get a special invitation to the release party!
Deadline for submissions is April 1st. Reception for voting to be held on April 3 in St. Albans, VT.
About the Submissions
All submissions must be the original work of the submitter, the rights to which are also owned by the submitter.
If the status of the rights changes during the selection period, the submitter must withdraw the submission.
Submissions must scale to fit within the 5” x 8.325” label (see label templates below for more details). Submissions which do not meet the formatting requirements will be returned for correction.
Submissions which violate Federal Labeling Guidelines (such as obscenity, misrepresentation of the product, false advertising, etc.) will be disqualified. The submitter will be informed and allowed to resubmit with changes.
Submissions which violate our company standards of inclusivity will also be disqualified (e.g. racist, sexist, or homophobic images). There is no exhaustive list; use your best judgement. For more on our policies visit DrinkYourValues.groennfell.com. It remains the right of Groennfell Meadery to disqualify any submission for violation of these policies.
There is no limit on the number of submissions an individual artist may submit.
The winner will be selected by popular vote with a run-off if necessary. All submissions will be given equal publicity by Groennfell Meadery. Submitters retain the right to promote their work.
If the submission is selected, the submitter grants Groennfell Meadery LLC, DBA Havoc Mead, exclusive rights to replicate the submission for commercial purposes. Groennfell Meadery does not gain ownership or other rights to the original piece.
All other submissions remain the exclusive property of the submitters.
The winner will receive $100 a public toast at the Release Party!
After hundreds of hours of analysis, compliance, and review, we are so excited to announce the Drink Your Values Project.
This new site is an interactive, fully transparent, deep analysis of everything from the benefits we offer to our energy use to the way we support our mission.
For one fun fact, did you know that it takes as much energy to brew a single can of craft beer as it does to make an entire case of Valkyrie's Choice?
Midwinter Fest is almost here!
With flagons of mead, bonfires, hot Winter Warmer, and trenchers of all-you-can eat Viking Food, this is our biggest party of the year.
If you make it to just one event at the new Mead Hall, this should be it. As always, there's no charge to attend and all ages are welcome.
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
11;30 am - 8 pm
650 Industrial Park Rd
St. Albans, VT
Come see it in person at Mead Hall Reborn this weekend!
In a life full of fluctuating sales, erratic fermentations, and an ever-shifting marketplace - not to mention constantly being covered in honey and yeast - it can be easy to get so distracted by the day-to-day rush that the bigger picture fades into the background.
We didn’t start a meadery to become rich or famous (so far so good), and we certainly didn’t start a meadery for the joy of being sticky and stressed all the time.
When we founded Groennfell Meadery six years ago, we did it for two big reasons: We wanted to build a company we could be proud of and, we wanted that company to make a positive impact on the world.
To hold us accountable to our mission, we have been undergoing the extensive (and sometimes onerous) process of becoming a B Corp.
If you’re unfamiliar with B Corps, we urge you to go learn about this amazing program right now!
After hours and hours of compliance paperwork, interviews, structural changes to the company, and much more we’re proud to announce…
We’re almost there.
That’s right. We’re doing pretty well, but the reason you undergo an assessment like this one is not to pat yourself on the back, but to see just how far you need to go to be the company you want to be.
As of today, August 6th, 2019, we have an unconfirmed score of 79.4, which probably means nothing to you. Very generally speaking, the score is OK, but nowhere near where we want to be as a company.
Since starting the process, we’ve incorporated new benefits for our employees and introduced radical new cleaning procedures to reduce our water and chemical use. We’ve studied all of our packaging material and done life-cycle assessments on cans. We’ve learned more about True Source Certification than we ever thought we could.
Now it’s time to talk about our big areas of improvement: Transparency.
As soon as our answers are all verified and our score confirmed, we're going to begin regularly publishing our B Corp score alongside the full report and asking for feedback.
This is a pretty big deal for us because, to be honest, we’re not where we want to be as a company. But we’ve come to realize, throughout this process, that we’re never going to get there unless we invite our beloved meadiacs to scrutinize our business.
In an industry full of Crafty Beer owned by mega-corporations, we want to go above and beyond to be a company you trust.
Thank you for all of your support for the last six years! If there’s any way you can help us improve, we promise to listen.
 As usual, all of our research will be made available as part of our open source policy. We're just tidying it up for publication right now.
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.