Charm City Strawberry Ginger

At a certain point in our trip, we were just trying to hit as many breweries as possible to be able to get a tee-shirt from the Maine Beer trail. As a result, we found a spot in front of Shipyard Brewery that only let us park for 15 minutes. We walked into the gift shop and were carded and then directed to a back room where we could try some of their beers. I tried a couple of them, their bourbon barrel scotch ale being most impressive. We went back into the gift shop, picked up a beer and some glasses and were off to the next brewery.


ABV: 12%

Style: Mead

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Grab a taste of the Farmer’s Market year-round with this delightful nectar of the gods. Infused with ginger and fresh strawberries, this modern honey wine is crisp and bright, with subtle spice and red berry sweetness.”

Random: Val picked this up in DC as well.

This mead poured a clear, bright orange color with nothing visible in the body. The nose had no strawberry, but instead was dominated by ginger and graham cracker crust. The taste was very dry. It had some strawberry and a lot of ginger, much like the nose. The graham cracker note came at the end of the sip. It had a medium thick body and not much alcohol warming, despite the high ABV. The finish was lengthy, but also filled with ginger. This was $8.99 for the bottle, which broke down to $.53 per ounce. My biggest complaint about this mead was that it needed a lot more strawberry to compete with the ginger notes. I wouldn’t rush back to have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0