frequently asked questions
WHAT IS MEAD?
AN ALCOHOLIC DRINK MADE
OF HONEY AND WATER THAT
HAS BEEN FERMENTED WITH YEAST.
Is mead beer?
Mead is not beer, but our mead is very similar in overall appearance and quality. Beer is fermented using malts, barely, and grains. Mead is fermented from fruits and honey.
But what about the Bud Light Commercial?
To see how our products compare to beer, visit our Draft Mead page. Each variety of mead we produce is listed alongside its nutrition information.
Is mead gluten free?
Mead is naturally gluten free!
Is mead vegan?
Is honey vegan? People have differing opinions on this question. You should decide this for yourself.
Are the bees really dying?
While colony collapses are problematic, beekeepers are rising to the challenge by proactive care-taking practices. Due to an expanded state of mindfulness, the volume of colonies and honey have actually improved over the last few years.
Is mead kosher?
Our mead is made from 100% kosher ingredients, but is not officially kosher.
Do your products contain hops?
Our mead does not usually contain hops, so hop-intolerance is not a problem when drinking our mead. The only exceptions to this are our Hops variety meads, whose product names will always contain the word Hops.
Do your products contain malt or grain?
Our products never contain malt or grain.
Does your product contain nuts?
Our product does not contain nuts. Furthermore, our facility does not use any type of nut during production, so there is no possibility of cross-contamination.
Is the taproom dog-friendly?
Our taproom is dog-friendly. Feel free to bring your puppers. Just be sure to keep them leashed, for their own protection, and for the safety of our other guests.
Do I need to make reservations for a tasting or tour?
We do not accept reservations for tastings or tours at this time. You’re always welcome to pop-in and sit down with a flight, but we do not offer private tastings. While our staff are prepared to give guided tours, they may be busy pouring drinks. If you want a guided tour, please mention your interest to our bartenders when you arrive.
Can I still use my expired Groupon?
Expired Groupons are accepted for the value of amount paid. So if you bought a “Groupon for Two” at $32 and waited 9 months, it would still act as a $32 gift certificate.
Do I need to do anything special to activate my Groupon, or can I just show up?
Once you’ve purchased your Groupon, no reservations are required to use them. Just come on by and drink some cold mead!
Can I bring food into the taproom?
Yes! BYO-food is in full effect. The only exception to this will be private events where explicitly stated.
Is parking available near the taproom?
Taproom customers can park on E Biddle St, or choose one of Mt. Vernon's paid parking lots. Please do not park in the back Preston St lot. Parking is restricted to tenant use only.
Do you sell kegs of draft mead?
Absolutely. We sell draft mead in 5.16 and 15.5 gallon kegs (sixtel and half-barrel kegs). Please call us for more information on availability of seasonal and limited products.