Romance by the...Barrel?
Moonlight Meadery has been serving up "romance by the glass" since their foundation in 2010.
They've earned a fast and fervent following for their fruit-packed melomels with innovative flavor combinations and universally flawless execution. We're extremely fond of their meads and are constantly looking forward to tasting whatever mead maker Michael Fairbrother will imagine up next.
With our just-delivered load of new meads, we've got a lot of tasting to do. Not only did we receive a whole bunch of Moonlight's signature melomels, but we've also received some traditional meads and a selection of really exciting barrel-aged meads as well.
Now available in 375ml bottles:
Barrel Aged Meads
A semi-sweet mead that is truly unlike any other. It's aged for three years inside barrels that one held Samuel Adams' cult beer, Utopias, developing a soft, complex oakiness and a character not unlike a refined cognac.
Only 24 cases of this year's edition were produced.
This is rare and powerful stuff-a special occasion mead if there ever was one.
97 on RateBeer!
An dry, assertive mead sharpened with acidic black currants and tannic oakiness from a six-month stay in the Utopias barrels used to house Moonlight's Utopian mead.
A smooth cyser (that's an apple mead) aged in Utopian barrels for 6 months. Lightly bourbony, with flavors of vanilla and coconut to complement the character of the apple and honey used for this mead's fermentation.
Destiny is Moonlight's flagship mead, Desire, aged in a Utopian barrel for one year. An already complex mead made with black cherries, black currants, and blueberries is made more complex with time in these seemingly magical barrels.
Moonlight is famous for their fruit meads (melomels) for a reason, but we can't help but also love their traditional meads, which are made without fruit or spice additives. These meads, known as the "Au Naturel" series, emphasize the subtle and beautiful character of the single-flower honeys used to produce them. They are all on the sweeter end of the spectrum, with 14% ABV.
Currently in stock:
Au Naturel - Blackberry Blossom
Au Naturel - Cranberry Blossom
Au Naturel - Orange Blossom
Au Naturel - Raspberry Blossom
A mojito-inspired sweet mead made with just enough mint and lime to complement the honey's aromatics without overpowering them.
Wild keeps things simple--wild blueberries are the only added fruit. But don't think this one will bore you. It's drier than many of Moonlight's other offerings, with a subtle touch of blueberry flavor alongside gently warming alcohol.
96 on RateBeer!
Kurt's Apple Pie
Moonlight's best-selling product is a brilliant dessert mead made with apples, cinnamon, and vanilla. "Apple pie" is a totally great description! Try it on vanilla ice cream for the best dang float you've ever had.
Also available in 20L kegs!
100 on RateBeer!
A full-bodied semi-sweet mead packed with the flavor of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, and black cherries. So good.
Rhubarb and black currants drive the flavor of this melomel. A perfect balance of sweet and tart.
Made with a boatload of red currants, this mead is super bright and balanced, with a pretty pinkish hue.
93 on RateBeer!