Black Mead Returns with a New Mead Pairing Menu on Black Friday

Colony Meadery's popular Black mead returns on Black Friday, along with a new menu at the Colony Meadery at the Book Shop location.

The Colony Meadery's Black mead is back on Black Friday for a limited time. The popular blackberry-blackcurrant mead is rich, dark and complex and released in very small batches every so often. 

Black's release on November 25 will be accompanied by a new menu at The Colony Meadery at the Book Shop inside The Moravian Book Shop on Main Street in Bethlehem, Pa.

The new menu features mead pairings that will compliment the meads available for flights or purchase by the glass, bottle, and growler. 

Also, be sure to RSVP to the Black Release at our Allentown location on Facebook.

Pairings menu
We’ve designed a series of food pairings to highlight and complement the flavors in our beverages. Each pairing consists of three locally sourced selections and three meads, seasonally chosen to go together.

Salsa pairing: $10
Bethlehem’s Casa de Jorge salsa served with gluten free chips
Bakery pairing: $10
A selection of baked goods from local bakers with three dessert meads
Hummus pairing: $10
All of our hummus is made in-house and uses seasonal ingredients.
Charcuterie board pairing: $15
Cured and smoked meats from a variety of local providers
Cheese board pairing: $15
A board of selected cheeses
Combo board: $25
Meats, cheeses, and five meads
Chocolate pairing: $15
Selected chocolates
Teas and Meads: $15
Three meads and three estate teas from Fieldstone Coffee Roasters

These pairings couple with our year-round meads, session meads, and seasonal meads.

Year-Round Meads:
Straight, No Chaser
Traditional mead with orange blossom honey, 13% abv
Dry-hopped mead with cascade, centennial and chinook hops, 9.5% abv
A mojito in a mead, made with mint and lime, 13% abv
A Good Sarsaparilla
Made to a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cream soda recipe, 7.5% abv
Wu Tang Cran
Cranberries and oranges, 13% abv

Session Meads:
These are carbonated meads lighter in alcohol
Lemon Laws
Mead hard lemonade, 5.5% abv
Tea Tax
Mead lemonade with black tea, 5.5% abv

Seasonal Meads:
We usually have between 20 and 30 varieties available; please check the tasting sheet for your options and bottle pricing.

We hope to see you this Black Friday or in the near future at our Allentown and Bethlehem locations.