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Offline danielscott

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Mead
« on: July 22, 2008, 12:15:35 PM »
Hi All,
Do all the pubs at this faire sell the same brand of mead? I went a couple weeks ago, and the Mead seemed very light, and tasted almost watered-down.
I did not get this impression last year (or was it two years ago?)
so I am wondering if It's my imagination, or I just got lucky in the past and found a pub that sells a heartier brand of mead?
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Offline Vartha

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Re: Mead
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 01:45:58 AM »
Well it WAS Spurgeon in years past. Is that what you had?

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Re: Mead
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 06:18:25 PM »
I had a glass of mead from the Pig & Whistle on July 13th & thought it was awful.  My husband tried to remember what they had in the past (because I wouldn't have known what it was), but he couldn't remember.
Not sweet and honey-tasting like I think of mead, it was almost bitter tasting.  Yuk.  No more for me.
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Offline Vartha

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Re: Mead
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 12:52:25 AM »
This is what Bristol used to carry. They're a Wisconsin company if I'm not mistaken.

Offline danielscott

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Re: Mead
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 05:41:30 PM »
Hi,
That Spurgeon label looks awfully familiar. I think that's what I had a couple weeks ago. I'll probably head back to the faire before the season is over and see if I can find some other brand. No big deal, lots of beer to be had!
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Offline max and kate

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Re: Mead
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008, 08:17:17 PM »
TRF carries Chaucers Mead, you can buy it by the bottle. ORF carries Valley Vineyards which is pretty good.
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Offline Vartha

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Re: Mead
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2008, 09:55:23 PM »
 Chauncers is my fave Mead. There's very few places down here in NW Arkansas that carry it.

Offline max and kate

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Re: Mead
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2008, 09:04:16 AM »
We both like Chauncers, Max likes Royal Mead by Kuprioski.
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Offline dogglebe

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Re: Mead
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2008, 09:17:08 AM »
You have to keep in mind that (probably) all ren faires that sell mead, buy the cheapest that they can find.  Often that means honeywine. 

I told a friend, who owns a meadery, that he would sell more to the fairs if he were to keg it instead of bottling it.  It would eliminate the cost of bottles, corks and labels.


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