- Royal Tasting: Queen Bee Meadery & Kingman Estates Winery
April 29, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1pm-3pm Queen Bee Meadery
3pm-5pm Kingman Estates Winery
800 E 64th Ave
Denver, CO 80229
Denver’s Social Slosh is excited to announce our next Field Trip- the first one of Spring!
This time, we’re going to TWO places, and they’re both places that make things we’ve never tried before! We know you like trying new things 😉
Queen Bee Meadery
From 1-3 pm, we'll be tasting at Queen Bee Brews. Queen Bee brews incredible dry-style meads that have won numerous awards at tasting events! These aren’t the sickly sweet meads you’re used to! These are flavorful and light, and each features the unique flavors of different kinds of honey. It’s incredible to get the taste of the flowers that the bees visited to make their honey. Each type of mead is named for the scientific name of the flowers that make up the honey- like the Citra, Pomona, Limnanthes, and Coffea (made with honey made from coffee flowers!! It’s as good as it sounds.) One of their meads tastes like vanilla cream soda and toasted marshmallows- it’s hard to believe the flavors are really from the honey. The very limited release of their Pomona is aged in rum and bourbon barrels and also features spice flavors. It's also made with honey from the owners own bees! It is unreal.
Deborah is the owner and Mead Mistress (I swear that’s her actual title), and she’ll be guiding us on our tasting!
It’s only $6 for a flight of 1 ounce pours of 5-6 different types of mead. Trust us when we say it’s worth it! We’ll have tables reserved for us, and we’ll get some education on beekeeping and mead making!
After we taste at Queen Bee, we’re going to walk literally next door to...
Kingman Estates Winery
From 3-5pm, we'll be tasting at Kingman Estates. They make solid, delicious wines. Many of their wines are proud Colorado wines, which means they utilize grapes grown right here in Colorado (usually from the Western Slope). Kingman has many styles of wines for us to taste. They make a number of surprisingly good blended wines that are treated with the care that is so often bereft in blended wines. One of their blends, Reve Rouge (a blush), is a mix of 16% Marquette 2014, 84% Viognier 2015. The Viognier is incredible and light and marries well with the Marquette. The Viognier is a real treat- floral, fruity, and perfect for Spring and Summer afternoon porches.
It’s only $10 for 1 ounce pours of 10-11 wines, plus a guided tasting experience in the back of their winery.
Queen Bee is from 1-3, and then Kingman is from 3-5pm. Come to both or one or the other!!
Venue: Queen Bee / Kingman Estates