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Title: Commercial meads in PA - Anyone ever have Bunratty Mead?
Post by: beerrat on July 10, 2011, 06:51:19 PM
Having a hard time getting any good mead in Pennsylvania   - our stupid/archaic state owned wine stores makes obtaining anything like Redstone, Rabbits Foot, Long Island, Moon Light meadery's virtually impossible. 

The only one available to me is something called Bunratty Mead - an import from Ireland.  Anyone ever have it?

Anyone one have any local PA meads they feel are good reference meads?

Title: Re: Commercial meads in PA - Anyone ever have Bunratty Mead?
Post by: dbeechum on July 11, 2011, 08:49:26 PM
Bunratty is "Meade" aka white wine mixed with honey. avoid.
Title: Re: Commercial meads in PA - Anyone ever have Bunratty Mead?
Post by: dbarber on July 18, 2011, 01:25:24 AM
Stonekeep meadery in Birdsboro makes some decent meads, but don't know if you can get them in state stores.  If  you are close, they usually have an open house every month or two.
Title: Re: Commercial meads in PA - Anyone ever have Bunratty Mead?
Post by: eltharyon on July 24, 2011, 01:16:01 AM
We got Redstone I don't remember where at but it was in the state, and supposedly PA LCB Carries at least 1 of Rabbit Foot's
Title: Re: Commercial meads in PA - Anyone ever have Bunratty Mead?
Post by: beerrat on August 04, 2011, 02:05:10 AM
Thank you for the feedback.  I have noted I need to avoid "meade's".  ;-(
Appreciate the tip on Stonekeep.  It is in driving range (about 2 hours).
A limited selection of Rabbits Foot is available Pittsburgh area state stores, but I can't have shipped to my local one. (wtf!)

I'll just keep making my own, and have the contest judges help me calibrate!
I forgot to note that Mt Hope also produces some meads. I need to double check to see if true meads or fortified wines.
Title: Re: Commercial meads in PA - Anyone ever have Bunratty Mead?
Post by: bunratty on August 04, 2011, 04:48:09 PM
I work for the importer of Bunratty Mead, which is available in PA state stores, item code number 5557.  If you’re not finding it there, let me know.  We’ve had some shipping issues in Ireland, which have been recently straightened out and shipments are now coming into the US much more frequently.You can email me directly at bunrattyproducts.lauriewerner@yahoo.com if you have further questions.

Laurie
Camelot Importing
Title: Re: Commercial meads in PA - Anyone ever have Bunratty Mead?
Post by: gr8nhbrewer on August 13, 2011, 03:20:36 PM
Having a hard time getting any good mead in Pennsylvania   - our stupid/archaic state owned wine stores makes obtaining anything like Redstone, Rabbits Foot, Long Island, Moonlight meadery's virtually impossible. 

Moonlight Meadery is looking for a PA distributor, if you know of any... have them contact me at fairbrother@moonlightmeadery.com
Title: Re: Commercial meads in PA - Anyone ever have Bunratty Mead?
Post by: dbarber on August 21, 2011, 02:40:01 PM
Having a hard time getting any good mead in Pennsylvania   - our stupid/archaic state owned wine stores makes obtaining anything like Redstone, Rabbits Foot, Long Island, Moonlight meadery's virtually impossible. 

Moonlight Meadery is looking for a PA distributor, if you know of any... have them contact me at fairbrother@moonlightmeadery.com

That would be awesome to get your meads in PA. 

I tasted all of Michael's meads in San Diego and they were phenomenal.
Title: Re: Commercial meads in PA - Anyone ever have Bunratty Mead?
Post by: beerrat on August 23, 2011, 01:26:18 AM
Stonekeep meadery in Birdsboro makes some decent meads, but don't know if you can get them in state stores.  If  you are close, they usually have an open house every month or two.

I made a run down to Lancaster area and grabbed all the varieties of Stonekeep meads, Frecon Farms ciders, as well as Mt Hope winery's meads. I have not tried the Stonekeep's yet. I'm planning to have a mead tasting party in a couple weeks.

What do you think about Mt Hope's offerings? I had their sweet mead and found it enjoyable - but I was camping in the woods.

(I did enjoy some good brewpub beer at Mt Joy's Bebe's Brewery too!)
Title: Re: Commercial meads in PA - Anyone ever have Bunratty Mead?
Post by: dbarber on August 24, 2011, 01:44:37 PM
Stonekeep meadery in Birdsboro makes some decent meads, but don't know if you can get them in state stores.  If  you are close, they usually have an open house every month or two.

I made a run down to Lancaster area and grabbed all the varieties of Stonekeep meads, Frecon Farms ciders, as well as Mt Hope winery's meads. I have not tried the Stonekeep's yet. I'm planning to have a mead tasting party in a couple weeks.

What do you think about Mt Hope's offerings? I had their sweet mead and found it enjoyable - but I was camping in the woods.

(I did enjoy some good brewpub beer at Mt Joy's Bebe's Brewery too!)

I've never had any of the Mt. Hope meads, let us know what you think.
Title: Re: Commercial meads in PA - Anyone ever have Bunratty Mead?
Post by: mfalenski on September 24, 2011, 11:50:22 AM
Thank you for the feedback.  I have noted I need to avoid "meade's".  ;-(
Appreciate the tip on Stonekeep.  It is in driving range (about 2 hours).
A limited selection of Rabbits Foot is available Pittsburgh area state stores, but I can't have shipped to my local one. (wtf!)

I'll just keep making my own, and have the contest judges help me calibrate!
I forgot to note that Mt Hope also produces some meads. I need to double check to see if true meads or fortified wines.

Laurel Highlands Meadery is in Greensburg, PA
http://www.LaurelHighlandsMeadery.com