NileGuide Expert Says:
On Saturdays, from November through April, you can even combine a mead tasting with some free live music in the meadery from 2-5 p.m.
4700 Pearl St., Unit 2A
Located 1 block northeast of the Pearl St. exit off Foothills Pkwy
Boulder, CO 80301
Tours Mon-Fri 1 and 3pm, Sat 12:30pm; tasting room Mon-Fri noon-6:30pm, Sat noon-5pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
Try buying your favorite mead flavor and mixing it with orange juice for a "Meadmosa," which makes an incredibly refreshing summertime beverage.
Legend has it that the word honeymoon is derived from an ancient tradition of sending a newly married couple off to seclusion for a month with mead, designed to ensure their best chance to start a family quickly; mead has been, and still is, considered the drink of love. Boulder's Redstone Meadery, one of the country's largest mead producers, creates this honey wine in a variety of flavors such as black raspberry, boysenberry, and apricot. Stop in to their tasting room for some samples, and catch a tour of the meadery (M-F 1 and 3 p.m., Sa 12:30 p.m.).