'Tis the Season of Special Releases

This will be a short post today but I thought I would let everyone know what we have been up to the past couple of weeks.

We have been working on all the special releases for a bunch of really cool events and holidays.  Here is the short list of what to look forward to each month!

August - Apricot Mermaid Song, Cranberry Lime Sour Session Mead

September - Sam's Libation (German Chocolate Cake), All Hail Peaches (Imperial Peaches the Friendly Ghost), Too Soon? (Smoked Imperial Wilcox Cider), Stouthearted (American hopped Bochet aged on Burnside Bourbon infused oak), Who's the Mandarina? (Aggressively Hopped Mead) 

October - Gourd Golly (Farmhouse Pumpkin Mead with pie spices and habanero), Lavender Fields Forever (Lavender Lemon Mead)

November - Poker Face (Maple Mead), Ugly Sweat'R (mead with hot peppers), Respect Your Elders (Elderberry Mead)

December - Morning Zin (Zinfandel Pyment made with Trilogy Coffee, aged on oak and finished with roasted honey), HOPS (quarterly hoppy mead yet to be named)

Odd Elixir MeadWorks is Turning ONE!

It has been a long and interesting journey over the last year.  We have learned a lot, made some mistakes, and earned every one of our new gray hairs. BUT, best of all, we have made a lot of new friends and introduced many people to the wonderful world of mead!

A birthday deserves a party and we are busy planning a weekend full of events to celebrate surviving our first year.  I hope everyone will join us.  We wouldn't be here without our amazing customers and we can't wait to celebrate our first anniversary with you.

We are still finalizing all the details but here are a few things to look forward to:

Saturday, August 6th from noon to midnight - One Year Anniversary and National Mead Day Celebration

Join us and celebrate our ONE Year Anniversary.  There will be Special drafts tapped all day, special bottle releases, live music, guest meads and a huge raffle basket giveaway filled with Odd Elixir mead and swag!

On draft:

  • 12pm - Peaches the Friendly Ghost, Peach Mead
  • 12pm - Lim*E*rick, Key Lime Mead
  • 12pm - Green Goddess, Green Tea Mead with Peach, Mango, Pineapple, and Apple
  • 12pm - Mermaid Song, Gosemel, Tart Mead with Sea Salt, Coriander, and Orange Peel
  • 12pm - Florida Vacation, Mead with Orange and Hibiscus
  • 2pm - Blank Page, Wildflower Honey Session Mead
  • 2pm - Pink Drink, Strawberry Lemonade
  • 4pm - Paranormal Activity, Peach Mead with Ginger
  • 4pm - Chai Latte, Chai Spices and Lactose (CASK)
  • 6pm - Cherry Lime Ricky, Key Lime Mead with Cherry added
  • 6pm - Lavender Fields Forever, Lavender Lemonade
  • 7pm - It's Raining Blood Orange, Blood Orange Mead Dry Hopped with Cascade Hops (AKA #playslayer, AKA It's Always Sunny in New Fluffytown)
  • 8pm - TBD
  • 8pm - Respect Your Elders, Elderberry Mead

In bottle:

  • Djinymel, Gin and Tonic inspired mead with Botanical Spices and Lime
  • Morning Zin, Zinfandel Pyment with Trilogy Coffee
  • Poker Face, Maple Mead
  • Arnold Who, Green Tea Mead with Lemon Juice added
  • Ugly Sweat'R, Habenero Mead
  • Class of 2016, Show Mead with Honey from the Stetson University Gardens
  • No Thorns, Rhodemel, Mead with Roses, Hibisus, and Pomegranate
  • Bluereaucracy, Blueberry and Cherry Fruit Wine
  • Plum Crazy, Italian Plum Wine

Guest Mead :

  • Vikings Blood, draft
  • Moonlight Stock Up, draft 
  • Moonlight Blood Moon, draft
  • Moonlight Game Of Thrones mix pack bottles 

Sunday, August 7th at 2pm - An Afternoon at the Mazer's Table

Join our Mazer, Ann-Marie, for an intimate gathering sampling some of her favorite meads from the deep dark depths of her cellar and snacks to compliment the afternoon's libations. Hear the history of mead, the stories behind the creations, and some of the adventures of Odd Elixir's first year! Tickets are $50 per person and extremely limited.

Some of the meads include:

  • Category Five, Super Sack Sweet Mead
  • Snozzberry
  • Liquid Sex, Chocolate Cherry Mead
  • Short Story Long, Imperial Lemon Mead aged on Whiskey infused Oak
  • Class of 2016, DeLand Show Mead
  • Spiced Tangerine Honey Wine
  • more to come...

Our First Beer Week!!

I've been a part of Volusia Beer Week since its inception.  This year is a little different.  This is the first year we are an honest to goodness 'thing'.  We aren't beer but we are still part of the amazing growing craft beverage community in Volusia County and we couldn't be prouder.

Here are a few things we have going on this week:

Drink Volusia Bus Tour - Jan 30th - We are stop 1 on our 8 hour tour!

Odd MANgo Out Release - Jan 31st - Our last keg until summer is being tapped

Volusia Stout Night @ Abbey - Feb 1st - Five of the stoutest beers from Volusia County brewers are being tapped.  If all goes as planned we will have Kinetic ready to go.  It is being a little temperamental at the moment so our back up plan is to tap the first ever keg of Bandwagon, our brand new Hard Rootbeer!

Live Beer Trivia @ Abbey - Feb 2nd, 8p to 10p - Hosted by Yours Truly. All beer related trivia and the prizes are tickets to DeLand Craft Beer Festival

Tasting at Barley Barrel in NSB - Feb 3rd, 4p to 7p - Come sample 3 different meads at New Smyrna's newest craft bottle shop!

Brews and Bowties - Feb 4th, 7p to 10p - We are super excited to be a part of one of the best beer pairing dinners in Florida.  Nicknamed A Dinner of Gastronomic Proportions, this dinner features 12 different libations paired with food from 12 local chefs.  We are lucky enough to be providing 2 different meads for this dinner, Paranormal Activity and Morning Zin. Paranormal Activity starts off as Peaches the Friendly Ghost but is finished with candied ginger.  It is being paired with a Chinese 5-spice scallop and a carrot ginger risotto from J and D Catering. Morning Zin is a Zinfandel Pyment aged on whiskey infused oak and finished with toasted honey and Trilogy Coffee natural process Honduran coffee.  It is being paired with a Coffee Chocolate Biscotti and a Zinfandel Jam from Sarah's Sweets.

DeLand Craft Beer Festival - Feb 6th, 1p to 5pm - 75 breweries, 350 beers, how can you go wrong!  Come see us in the Hyperlocal section at Cafe Davinci.  We will have all kinds of goodies!