Hmm, not sure what I expected but I was surprised to see itís just a small sampling area with bottles available to go. Selection was interesting, some sort of experimental meads available, some good stuff, dude was nice enough but I came here for a visit and to learn about their mead and I felt I was treated like they wanted me to just buy something and leave. :/
Another warehouse brewery but this one offers free samples and has been around for 12 years. They do tours regularly and there is a bar on the right side of the room where you can try pretty much everything they have currently. The only samples that cost money are the reserve series, of which they had a 2006 regular mead and two years of the fruited ones. You can buy bottles (and apparently fill them back up if you have empties), chocolate, and non-consumable things like shirts and posters. They also had two special beers that theyíre doing for GABF in collaboration with Dry Dock. Not surprisingly theyíre both braggots. The girl working the bar was very nice and wanted opinions about the beers. Iím not all that into mead ticking but I wouldnít hesitate to bring new people here.
My first meadery visit. Kind of exciting. Small tasting room with an even smaller tasting bar. I get it...the tasting is free. They have plenty of bottles for sale, including some of their special reserve releases. The woman who served us was incredibly friendly and told us a lot about all the different meads we were trying. The meads are pretty decent for the most part, and itís nice to be able to try them all. Worth a stop if youíre just curious, if nothing else.
Fairly easy to find from Hwy 36. They were not that busy when I went in, but the woman working the counter seemed unable to handle multiple customers. They had most of their offerings available both for tasting and purchase, and as Ernest said, much better prices than the stores.
Visited on October 8, 2012 with two friends. We enjoyed 11 complimentary pours and got two pours of the more fancy reserve meads. Great service, knowledgeable man serving and helping us. Good selection to sample on site as well as to buy for home. My first ever visit to a meadery and it did not dissapoint me at all, Iím very happy we went and it is for sure worth the trip out of your way to get there.
adnielsen (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 13, 2010| Updated December 12, 2013
This place had great service and all tastings were FREE! I tried five meads and got a nice little buzz for nothing. This place was a lot of fun and I hope to make it back here in the near future.
A small place a little out of town in Boulder, but definately worth a visit if you have any interest in meads. We came in late on a Friday afternoon after the last tour of the meadery was over, but since we came from abroad they gave us a special tour - thanks a lot. The tour in the quite small industrial park building (which is actually quite hard to locate) was very informative - so try to hook up on a tour. (editors note: this was my first ever visit to a meadery, so my base knowledge was not that solid). After the tour we got to sample quite a few of their meads, and the ones we didnít get for free we bought, so we sample everything that was available on site that day, which was 12 in total.
This is the only meadery I have visited. Normally I am not especially keen on drinking mead as I think it is too sweet and too boring. The guy that showed us around was so enthusiastic that even before I had tasted their products I knew that it would be an experience. It was indeed. A vide variety of tasty and spicy mead changed definately my attitude towards that beveridge. On top of it our tour guide was funny so we had a good laugh.
Although Iíve never taken a tour, I stopped in one time a few years ago to buy several bottles of mead to review. That was my first encounter with their products, so I figured Iíd get íem straight from the source...plus this was the only way I was likely to find the Black Raspberry Reserve (and so I did). Cozy little place in an industrial-kinda strip mall just off Foothills Parkway. Nice people, and better prices (of course) than youíll find in stores. And at the time, I think they had pretty much everything they made available for purchase, with only one or two exceptions.
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | October 27, 2008
I had a good time. Slipped in just before closing to a very tucked-away industrial strip mall. Inside itís very cozy - a quintessential brewing nook. Some nice things on sample and basically everything they make for sale. I would go back.