To say that The Feast was a culmination of months of tireless work would be an understatement. The Feast represents years of planning, and it's only just starting.
The Feast is one small part of a new era at Groennfell Meadery which will include new products, new events, a tasting room redesign and - if Ricky has his way - pickled herring.
The Feast is an ongoing, invitation-only event thrown by Ricky the Meadmaker with the blessing of Groennfell Meadery. Each one will have a different theme and location.
The Inaugural Feast brought together beer writers, craft beverage nuts, and drinking nerds from around Vermont and across the country. We went through forty-five pounds of pork shoulder and an incredible quantity of mead. There were no vegetables.
Oh yeah, and every guest received a linen invitation with the official Groennfell Seal.
Is all of this a little over-the-top? It sure is. But our Meadiacs deserve nothing but the best.
That's really the idea behind The Feast. There are plenty of drinks made for the end of a hard day's work, a swanky dinner, or Christmas Morning. Mead can be perfect for all of these things.
Yet Groennfell Mead can be even more: It is the drink of nights that are larger than life.
And, of course, Ricky could not have done this alone. Every single member of the Vermont Craft Mead family had a part to play in making The Feast a reality.
So, prepare yourselves, dear Meadiacs, it's time to learn how to Feast again.