Meadery Tour and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Aesir Meadery (Up to 54% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Visitors get an inside look at the production of honey wine and sample the sweet, earthy, and complex flavors of locally made mead

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. The Meadery is ONLY Open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12PM to 6PM. May be repurchased every 90 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $27 for Mead Tour and Tasting for Two Plus $10 to Spend on Two or More Bottles of Mead ($50 value)
  • $48 for Mead Tour and Tasting for Four Plus $20 to Spend on Four or More Bottles of Mead ($100 value)
  • $69 for Mead Tour and Tasting for Six, Plus $30 to Spend on Six or More Bottles of Mead ($150 value)

Mead: Heavenly Honey Wine

There is a growing number of bars and restaurants offering mead alongside wine and beer. Explore Groupon’s examination of one of mankind’s oldest thirst quenchers.

The Greek god Dionysus has a reputation as an oenophile, but myth holds that in the era before viniculture, he was lord of honey. The party-loving deity would have surely appreciated the sweetener’s intoxicating power when turned into mead, a drink so old that its exact age and origins are nearly impossible to pin down. The core components are as simple as you might expect for an element of prehistoric cuisine: water and honey, fermented with yeast to create a potion marked by astringent sweetness and often a subtle effervescence. Mead today can range from syrupy to riesling-like, and some producers use hops for balance. Although its flavor palette may converge with beer, mead shares many similarities with wine: it tends to range from 8% to 18% alcohol by volume, and it’s often aged in wooden barrels for several years before serving.

Mead has had plenty of time to wax and wane in popularity. Readers of Beowulf will remember it as a centerpiece of carousing in Hrothgar’s hall. Catholic monasteries in the Middle Ages often doubled as apiaries to keep monks supplied with candlewax, and the steady flow of honey they produced made mead accessible across the social hierarchy. Although it’s currently enjoying a renaissance in the United States—the Huffington Post reported in 2011 that domestic mead producers had increased threefold since 2001—mead has remained more consistently in fashion in other parts of the world. Areas of Russia have a strong tradition of home mead-making, and the Ethiopian honey wine known as tej is a close cousin.

Customer Reviews

Aesir Meadery was really fun and educating on Mead.
Travis Z. · 5 days ago
Very tasty and informative at the same time! We really enjoyed ourselves.
Dee H. · February 14, 2017
Very insightful about mead and it's history while keeping the presentation informational/engaging for all audiences. Each mead was delicious and were very different from each other. Awesome job, I will be coming back!
Derek · January 23, 2017
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    Aesir Meadery

    2625 Colby Avenue

    Everett, WA 98201


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