The Fat Friar Meadery

39 Meadow Ridge Ln
Newcastle, Maine United States 04553
Call Ahead, Open Seasonally. Wed-Fri 2-6 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm. Other days by appointment.

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (940) Escondido, California | June 25, 2013
So, we were leaving Oxbow and heading back to Portland when we noticed a sign for the meadery. They are located in the ground/basement level of their home, and the wife does a wonderful job describing and serving their mead. The mead is good and well-priced, so stop by since you are already up here visiting Oxbow.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (958) London, England | September 17, 2014
Wow, what a place. We rolled up at 11am on a Saturday. Dorothy came to the front door of the house, then told us to meet her around back where the entrance to the shop/ their basement is. She took us through a tasting of five meads (four of their standards plus one prototype) with very generous pours - and it was free. Eventually Sean, the mead-maker, came down to join us. Dorothy had informed us he was sleeping after a long night shift at the local jail. She also informed us that at the jail he’s known as ’Big Nasty’, but that she thinks ’Big Nasty Creampuff’ is more appropriate.

It wouldn’t even have mattered if the mead was any good, so entertaining were Dorothy and Sean. But I’m glad to say that the meads were all pretty decent (though the chili-laced one was quite spicy). We bought a few to take away. If you’re in the area you should definitely try to visit this place. It’s literally just down the street from Oxbow, so you could take in both on the same journey. A mus-visit meadery.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (2464) Washington, Washington DC | September 12, 2013
Brad tells the story very well. This was really a serendipitous treat. It’s really just someone’s house, with a tiny tasting area setnup in an entrance foyer, and a few bar tables and chairs set up on a covered back porch. The meads were tasty, but the wife explained that they ran out of fresh peppers for the Capsumel, so used pepper flakes in the same ratio. Holy cow! Too hot to handle. Worth a visit.

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