Expert mead maker Michael Fairbrother offers up fermentation insight as well as fruit-tinged and spiced meads for tasting
About This Deal
- What’s included: a selection of different barrel-aged meads including our Utopian aged in Buffalo Trace Whiskey/Sam Adams Utopias barrels to sample and keepsake Moonlight Meadery glass
- Age restriction: must be 21 or older to sample
About Moonlight Meadery
With its three basic ingredients—honey, water, and yeast—the making of mead sounds misleadingly simple. Michael Fairbrother tinkered with mead recipes entering competitions and winning before he felt ready to open Moonlight Meadery and share the winning results. The result is an award–winning meadery that for the past nine years, has offered a sensory experience into the history, production, and craft of mead making. Michael has fine-tuned the fermentation process to craft batches of mead from ethically sourced, minimally processed honey, which imparts each sip with rich color and vivid aromas. Michael’s traditional mead rests side by side with fruit-tinged and spiced varietals that meld flavors such as tart rhubarb and Madagascar-bourbon vanilla beans with wildflower honey. Moonlight has garnered nods from Mazer Cup International for the past nine years for its world class mead.