National Mead Day at Devil's Den South Philly

PHILADELPHIA - Devil’s Den, one of Philadelphia’s best craft beer bars, is celebrating  National Mead Day (August 7) by partnering with  Upper Reach Meadery, Pennsylvania’s newest meadery, creating modern mead with a folk flair for  Mead Me at the Den, an evening of flight and food pairings, craft cocktails, mead slushies and more, on  Thursday, August 5 from  6:30 – 7:30 pm.  

National Mead Day (August 7)
National Mead Day at Devil's Den South Philly

The celebratory event will boast four proper pours of Upper Reach traditional high-ABV meads, an alcoholic beverage composed of honey, water, and yeast that is often mixed with different fruit and spices to create various flavors. Alongside the stronger libations is a selection of Weekend Water, an all-new organic premium honey spritzer from Upper Reach Meadery. Devil’s Den’s talented kitchen staff is whipping up four small plates to pair with the mead flights. 

Mead Me at the Den will take place in Devil’s Den’s expansive dining room and costs $30 per ticket—available for purchase. Adam Crockett, Owner and Head Mazer of Upper Reach Meadery, will host the event and guides attendees through the history of mead, as well as the unique and delicious offerings, including the following:     

  • Homestead – Traditional mead with raspberry blossom honey 
  • Crimson Stag – Mead with red wine grapes, black raspberries, and Aronia berries 
  • Parlor – Old Fashioned-inspired mead 
  • Grand Cherry – Solera version of Heavy Cherry, HIVE member-exclusive mead  
In addition to the mead tasting and pairing, imbibers may enjoy variations of the popular honey wine at Devil’s Den’s bar with an a la carte menu featuring glasses of high-ABV mead, mead-forward cocktails, slushies, and more, including:    
  • Heavy Cherry Old Fashioned 
  • Meadarita – Margarita with guava and hibiscus weekend water 
  • Summer Sweet Leaf – Slushie with sweat leaf mead, orange, and pineapple