The Who’s Who of Mead

At Groennfell Meadery, we often find ourselves shocked and appalled to find that there are human beings who have never heard of mead. In a recent blog post we discussed some of the ways we try to get the concept of our product across: It’s alcoholic, made from honey, more like cider than wine, blah blah blah… 

This doesn’t make these people feel adequately bad about themselves, however. To do that, you need to rattle off a list of the who’s who of mead drinkers that they should have heard of.

Pictureimage courtesy of Comic Book Vine

Thor – Whether you read Norse Mythology, Comic Books, watched Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, or went to the blockbuster films, everyone should know that Thor drinks the heck out of mead. 

The movie Thor earned half a billion dollars, not to mention his appearance in other Marvel pictures. You have definitely heard of Thor.

Sorry, no picture of Chris Hemsworth…


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Beowulf – We are constantly being told here at Groennfell, “Oh, I didn’t have to read Beowulf in school.” 

Baloney. Everyone had to read Beowulf in school.

Mead is mentioned approximately every fifth word.


PictureCopyright by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt

Beorn – Maybe Tolkien’s affable and terrifying character Beorn isn’t well known to everyone just yet, but wait until December 13th when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is released in theaters.

For now, it’s the mead ignorant Tolkien geeks who should be ashamed.


Pictureimage courtesy of Harry Potter Wiki

Rubeus Hagrid – Sure, people can say all day long that they’ve never read Beowulf, but who hasn’t read Harry Potter? 

Hagrid orders five pints of mead when at the Three Broomsticks Pub in Hogsmeade. Mulled mead, to be precise.

And, on that note…


Pictureimage courtesy of Harry Potter Wiki

Harry Freakin’ Potter – That’s right, everyone at 4 Privet Drive is given a glass of mead while discussing the contents of Sirius Black’s will. 

Ron Weasley is poisoned with the a glass of doctored mead…

Everyone has read or at least heard of Harry Potter. Mead occurs on three or four other occasions in the books.

Maybe you got through school without reading Beowulf. Maybe you don’t go in for that Norse Mythology junk. Maybe you’ve never heard of Marvel Comic Books. 

But you have heard of Harry Freakin’ Potter.


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