Saturday, May 27, 2017

Fringe Mead Tasting

23rd Avenue Bottle Shop

2 p.m. 'til 4 p.m.

Free

All ages welcome | 21+ to drink

About Fringe Mead Tasting

Fringe Mead Tasting

Portland's own Fringe Meadery will be offering tastes of its hand-crafted honey wine, a.k.a. Mead. 

More about Fringe Meadery:

Honey takes on the essence of the pollen it is derived from, creating a wide variety of nectars, each with their own distinct flavor, aroma and color. Our focus is on creating small batches of single varietal meads that capture and enhance the characteristics of honey.

While many producers treat mead more like a fresh cider or ale, Fringe Mead is set firmly in wine territory. Care is taken to procure the finest varietal and regional honeys, each with their own flavor profile. Then through a finesse fermentation and extended aging process, much like a fine white wine, these nuances are captured and preserved in the final product.

Pure, traditional mead is made with only honey, water and yeast.  Producing this style and letting the honey speak for itself is our main focus. However, we will also be fermenting mead with an array of fresh fruits, herbs and spices to create an assortment of unique elixirs.

While the common assumption is that meads are quite sweet (and many are), Fringe Mead is fermented almost dry. This retains the original honey flavor and aroma while leaving just a hint of sweetness.