Unlike the thrilling back-and-forth voting of last quarter this round of Firkin Friday Voting was – in a word – a blowout.
The winner with almost half of the total votes: Apple Pi Mead!
And here’s the best part: we already have an apple mead (known technically as a cyser) approved by the federal government and slated for release in the fall of this year!
It’ll be a little different from the Apple Pi Mead, but it will serve as the basis of our Apple Pi Mead for next year’s Pi Day.
Thanks to everyone who voted!
Or, what happens after you vote for your favorite Firkin Friday…
Last Friday was the best Friday of the Quarter! Why is that? It was Firkin Friday Review!
At the end of each quarter we trot out all of the Firkin Fridays we still have available and put them on tap. Usually we only have a handful left from the original dozen, but hey, five is better than one, right?
Then the voting begins! You can vote old-school-style on little pieces of paper shoved into a box, or on our fancy-schmancy online ballot.
As many of you know, the winner of this extremely official, prestigious, and important election is then put in the running to become a seasonal release from Groennfell Meadery. But then what happens?
The journey from 5 Gallon Firkin Friday to full production is a long road. And, in an effort to stem the tide of, “But I voted for Hopped Mead and it WON and now I’m waiting and I’m not drinking it and I’m still waiting and if you don’t MAKE IT FOR ME SOON I won’t be your friend anymore”-type comments, I’d like to list the major mile-markers along the way.
And that is why we don’t have any seasonals yet.
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.