Tastings and Events happening at the Meadery
Feel like stopping in to the meadery for a tasting? Well, you're in luck. We usually have 6 meads on our taps to try. 3 Traditional styles and 3 lightly carbonated session style meads.
Groups of 8 or more must call ahead.
Please contact Dwayne@brimminghornmeadery.com for all event questions.
Tastings are served at these times:
Thursday from 3pm - 7pm
Friday from 12pm - 9pm
Saturday from 12pm - 5pm and goes to full pours only from 5pm - 9pm
Sunday from 12pm - 4pm
The traditional style meads are (11-14% abv) and the session meads are(8% abv and lightly carbonated)
4 samples for $8
6 samples for $12
If you're thinking of staying a while longer, we have Mead available in 6oz pours for $10 and the session meads are 12oz pours on draft for $6.50
As per Delaware law, we may not pour tastings or full pours within the last 15 minutes of operation. Like "last call" at the bar, you must be underway with your tasting or drink. If you show up 10 minutes to closing we, legally, cannot pour any product for you. Children and well behaved pets are always welcome at Brimming Horn but you must be 21 to TASTE or buy. No exceptions! By law, children may not stand nor sit at the bar or any service counter (must be 6ft from bar).
Outside food is permitted in our hall.
On the Tasting Board:
Session Mead / Cider :
Limited Release Menu:
Brimming Horn Meadery teams up with Chicago's Huntsmen! Cherry mead aged in Smoked malt whisky barrels.
Dec. 7th 2018 Milton, DE – Milton, Delaware and Chicago, Illinois have started to form a beautiful love affair. Milton’s Brimming Horn Meadery is working with their second Chicago based band Huntsmen. “Last Breath” is their brand-new mead and metal collaboration releasing this Friday December 7th. Perfect timing for the Chicago metal showcase Forever Deaf Festival featuring Huntsmen as well as The Atlas Moth who were last month’s mead collaboration. “Last Breath” is a tart cherry mead aged in smoked single malt whisky barrels for 6 months and then bottled in 375ml moonshine bottles to match the appearance and sound of Huntsmen’s new album American Scrap.
JR Walker explains how the collab started. “We became aware of Huntsmen through our good friend Steve Joh at Prosthetic records and fell in love with the band. Their album American Scrap is one of the most innovative albums I’ve heard in years, no one is doing what they’re doing musically and we absolutely needed to work with them”.
Vocalist/Guitarist Chris Kang gives a little rundown on the new friendship, mead and new album: “We learned of Brimming Horn when they mentioned us on social media shortly after the release of our 2018 record, American Scrap. They were digging the record, and we loved what they were doing with bands like Junius and The Atlas Moth, so we reached out suggesting a collaboration, and a friendship was born.
The name ‘The Last Breath’ refers to one final drink had by The Last President, the titular character from the final song on American Scrap, who essentially has to address the nation that the world is about to end via nuclear Armageddon before euthanizing her family and hanging herself in her study.
American Scrap, among other things, celebrates humankind’s timeless and complicated bond with fire. So, we wrote our toast to sound as much like something the Last President might say in her final address to a doomed country, as it does an ancient incantation of indecipherable origin, of which flame has erased all memory.
Mead maker Jon Talkington goes on to talk about “Last Breath”. “When I heard the Huntsmen guys wanted a mead with a smoky flavor and what the album was about my mind went directly to a cherry mead aged in a smoky single malt whiskey barrel. The mead I made is similar to one of our core brand meads Bloody Hoof. After fermentation the mead was transferred into the smoky whiskey barrel where the fruit forward cherry mead transformed into something entirely more complex from 6 months of aging in the barrel. The bright cherry flavor had mellowed from micro-oxidation, the smokiness emerged and hints of almond, vanilla and caramel came through in this fiery red colored mead”.
“Last Breath” will be available this Friday December 7th at Brimming Horn’s mead hall and online for $20.99. at www.brimminghornmeadery.com. You can purchase American Scrap at www.huntsmendoom.com and www.prostheticrecords.com
THIS WEEKS Growler Fill:
We only fill 32oz growlers. We will fill other company growlers, but we put our logo sticker over theirs.
32 oz Growler Fills of:
“Scottish Style” mead made with honey, 30 herbs & spices
$7 - 500ml BH Growler
$10 - 32 oz BH Growler
$18 - 32oz fill / 500ml fill