- Wednesday, July 25th
- 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Julio's Liquors, 140 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581
- Learn more!
We're in Massachusetts! Come drink with us in Westborough today and Needham tomorrow!
Julio's is hosting a free craft mead sampling of our complete line-up!
Come toast to a safe journey as Kelly, Ricky, and Nora prepare for a week of travel, release parties, and adventures in Massachusetts!
It would be great to see some familiar faces before they set off for parts unknown.
So, grab a pint, wish them luck, and spend some quality time with the Viking Baby - for who knows what these foreign lands might bring!
Join us at the Mead Hall on Saturday, July 21 from 4-9 pm, and check out the Facebook event for more info.
We're incredibly excited to announce that we're sponsoring the Vermont Viking Invasion on September 22nd in Killington, VT!
Historical reenactors from around the world will be coming to our Green Mountains for one weekend to teach, feast, battle, and drink.
Since the organization is committed to teaching the public about historically accurate Viking-era culture, the event is free to the public thanks to a combination of fundraising and private donors.
Check out the Facebook page here and keep checking our blog for more information as the day approaches!
It's easy to picture the Renaissance as a bunch of white men in Italy drinking pewter cups of mead, sculpting away like their Hellenistic ancestors, and discovering new worlds willy nilly thanks to their fantastic and fantastical notions of the earth's sphericality.
Alas, history is always more complicated and sordid than we would like.
No one really thought the world was flat, much of the Renaissance is a rehashing of long-held Islamic knowledge, not only did Vikings beat the murdering rapist Columbus by centuries (admittedly murdering rapists themselves), but beer was the go-to drink of the Renaissance and Asia was the continent that really figured out what to do with New World ingredients.
Who can picture Thailand without peanut sauce? Who would want vindaloo with tomatoes? Who could picture szechuan sauce without peppers?
Unfortunately, the one good story everyone knows about Asian influence on the European diet is false. Marco Polo did not, in fact, bring noodles to Italy.
To do our part to pay homage to the many cultures that get left out of the history books, we're hosting a special feast on Saturday, June 16th, Asian Influence: A Traditional Renaissance Feast to explore the impact of Asian food and ingredients on European Cuisine.
Join the Mead Hall team and the mastermind behind Hot Thai Guy Food for one night only to get psyched for a slightly cerebral, absolutely delicious, and positively unique look at the Renaissance before Vermont's one and only Ren Faire on June 23rd and 24th!
Come get some fabulous cocktails with Smugglers' Notch Distillery at the Fancy Schmancy Cocktail Party tomorrow night!
Did you know that the Vermont Maple Festival is celebrating its 52nd year???
That's insane! Ricky was less than 1,700 years old when this thing started, and this year's festival will include a maple beverage tasting for the third year!
Almost half of our supply for Fire on Snow is gone, so you should join us in St. Albans this weekend for your chance to grab a pint before it disappears for another year! See you there!
Remember how the last Viking Brunch was amazing?
Well, this time we let our chef take charge of the whole thing and - final data is still being collected - this menu is 1.74 orders of magnitude better.
That's 1.74 orders of freakin' magnitude better than one of the best breakfasts the world has ever seen.
You don't want to miss this. See you at the Viking Brunch on Sunday!
It's finally here! Brewed on the first day of sugaring, canned this Thursday!
Be the first in the state to get this super limited smoky, maple, cinnamon mead at the Fire on Snow Release Party before it's all gone.
One pallet will be heading out around the state. The rest is for our meadiacs at the Mead Hall!
See you Thursday!
It's time for our annual Viking Seder at the Mead Hall! It's this Thursday, April 5th from 5-9!
For those of you who haven't been before, we wanted to give you an idea of what to expect.
First, the menu:
And now, some stunning photos of the Seder dishes:
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.