Without honey, beekeepers would have no excuse to wear screen doors over their faces and terms of endearment would be limited to "cap'n." Enjoy further benefits of honey with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a mead tasting for two and a bottle of reserve mead from Redstone Meadery (up to a $54.16 value) in Boulder. Customers will receive a bottle of Boysenberry Reserve Mead when they visit unless it is unavailable because of seasonal changes to Redstone's product offerings.
Redstone Meadery vends a variety of meads, or honey wines, employing a natural fermentation style to hone the taste enjoyed by humankind for thousands of years. Visit the meadery with the Viking ghost close to your heart for a complimentary mead tasting before drawing on the staff's expertise. Redstone Meadery specializes in medium to dry styles, and every mead is both sulfite- and gluten-free; recent reserves have included a black-raspberry-tinted concoction, crafted in 2005 and blending three types of honey. Each bottle features swing-tops rather than corks to keep oxidation from crashing the party with a lampshade on its head. Free meadery tours, touching on the fermentation process and the history of the drink, are available in the afternoons.
Fifteen Yelpers give Redstone Meadery an average of 4.5 stars:
- This was my first experience with mead and it was great! It was really fun to sample different types and then see how it was made. – Devin S., 8/27/09
- The staff was very friendly, answered our questions, and helped us select a few varieties to take home (my fave was the Nectar of Hops and White Pyment). – Jacob M., 5/8/10