We’re absolutely ecstatic to announce that Groennfell Meadery is now carrying a curated collection of works on brewing and feasting!
We’ll be adding more publishers over time, but we’re launching this new project with a local publisher, Chelsea Green. In addition to carrying several of their titles, we also support them as an affiliate, so feel free to head over to their site and stock up! We don’t mind in the least!
If you want to just go ahead and shop the available books, head over here.
To learn more about why we carry books and how we select our titles, read on!
We actually carried books for years at our old Mead Hall. Back then, we focused on historical works about the Anglo-Saxon and Viking age. (Don’t worry, those books will be added to our store very soon!) We wanted people to know a little of the history that inspires how and what we brew.
As the company has grown, in addition to brewing mead ourselves, we’ve tried to become the go to resource for meadmakers around the world. With hundreds of hours of videos and innumerable articles, we decided the next logical step was to carry books that allow our meadiacs to go deeper into the subject.
Although we’ve been asked on numerous occasions to write a book about mead, we honestly believe that the amazing books on the subject surpass anything we could write. That’s why Make Mead like a Viking and Brew Beer like a Yeti are included in the launch of our book section.
With other publishers joining soon, we thought it was appropriate to launch with Chelsea Green, not only because they’re another Vermont company, but because their mission so closely aligns with our own. In their own words:
Chelsea Green Publishing is recognized as a leading publisher of books on the politics and practice of sustainable living, publishing authors who bring in-depth, practical knowledge to life, and give readers hands-on information related to organic farming and gardening, ecology and the environment, healthy food, sustainable economics, progressive politics, and, most recently, integrative health and wellness. - Mission and History, pulled 9/14/22
They’re also a 100% employee-owned company, having completed the transition in 2019.
On a side note, we rely heavily on several of their books for our regenerative ag work on our wild pollinator project, Bondegaard. (We don’t carry them, but some of our favorites are: Dirt to Soil and The Living Soil Handbook. Ricky’s read both several times.)
So head on over to our curated selection of brewing, feasting, and history books. We’ve read every single one of them and provide a complete review.
If there’s something you think we should carry (or just put on our own reading list), go ahead and shoot us a message!