Valentine's Day: The Birds & The Bees with Mabinogion Meadery
Mabinogion Meadery and The Beer Boutique bring you...
The Birds & The Bees
This Valentine's Day take a trip back in time with us to explore not only the most romantic, but the most ancient of alcoholic beverages, mead, with Caerphilly-based folklore-loving meadery Mabinogion.
Having already captured the imagination of beer-lovers across America (with craft meaderies Superstition, B Nektar and Schramm's leading the way), mead is likely to see a long overdue resurgence of popularity in the UK this year. An affinity with craft beer comes as no surprise when you consider the possibilities for experimentation with mead: fruits and spices are welcome additions; strength and sweetness all highly variable; and barrel ageing can work beautifully, not to mention the fact that mead production is at its heart incredibly simple, as honey already contains the yeasts and sugars necessary for fermentation.
Mabinogion produce a series of bee brews (carbonated meads below 8%) and bee wines (stronger sipping meads) which we will be tasting and matching with sweet and savoury foods. Ceara from the meadery will be joining us and passing on her knowledge of nectar as well as a little Welsh folklore from the Mabinogion itself, upon which the meads are inspired. As far as Sunday sessions go, this is sure to be one of the best we've hosted.
WHEN: Sunday, 24th, 4pm-7pm
WHERE: The Beer Boutique
To learn more about Mabinogion visit their website!