Meadery Tour with One or Two Honey Jars at Crave Mead (Up to 58% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Get a glimpse into how sweet, flavorful honey wine is made with extensive meadery tour and tasty samples

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. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $11 for Mead Tour Experience for Two with One Jar of Honey and Two Glasses ($24 value)
  • $20 for Mead Tour Experience for Four with Two Jars of Honey and Four Glasses ($48 value)

Tours take place between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. No appointment necessary.

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

A fun and informative way to spend an afternoon, and the mead was delicious. I also loved the company's commitment to using add many local products as possible.
Amanda F. · July 23, 2017
Great experience. Rachel was very informative and welcoming. She answered several questions and her easy going approach allowed for a good measure of laughs and joking. The product is wonderful and said to grow in varieties in the future.
Kathryne C. · July 22, 2017
Loved that it was something unique and very rustic and simple. Would have liked, at my age, to be able to sit down. Presentation excellent and informative.
Rebecca V. · July 17, 2017

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