Taste, Savor, and Buy!

Announcing the 2023 Orpheus MeadFest!

The Orpheus MeadFest Tasting and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, July 22, 4-7 PM
on the bucolic grounds of
Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 W 32nd Ave, Golden, CO

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What is mead? It is the pleasures of sunshine and meadows in a glass… the nectar of the gods! Taste, savor, and buy from Colorado’s finest meaderies, some of whom are international award winners! This unique event attracts a couple hundred friendly mead-lovers; and is a great initiation for mead-lovers in training.

And remember, the MeadFest is also a MeadMart! You can purchase your favorite meads directly from our prize-winning meaderies.

This year, we’ve moved to a beautiful new location: the spacious grounds of Jefferson Unitarian Church, with both indoor and outdoor spaces for all our activities, plus ample on-site parking.

Included in the MeadFest ticket price, you will enjoy:

  • Tasting an amazingly wide variety of mead from Colorado’s best meaderies.
  • Appetizers to cleanse your palate between tastings.
  • The Orpheus PCC breaking out in song to accompany your sipping enjoyment.

Members of the Orpheus Homebrew Club can enter their private club area to sample the home-brew entries from the Orpheus MeadFest Competition. Come judge for yourself! The finale of the event is the 2023 MeadFest awards ceremony where the winners of the 2023 Orpheus MeadFest will be announced!

The 2023 Orpheus MeadFest
Saturday, July 22 from 4-7 PM

The Grounds of Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 W 32nd AveGolden, CO
Just a 2-minute drive off I-70

Orpheus is not affiliated with JUC.


$30 per person or $50 for two (online purchase only)
Orpheus Home-brew Club Membership: Additional $5.

Note: This is a 21+ Only event.


Announcing the 2023 Orpheus MeadFest Competition!

With the success of the last two years’ virtual competition, we are holding the 2023 competition with virtual judging.

The Competition Calendar:

  • The competition early registration period opens on Monday, May 1, 2023.
  • The registration deadline is Friday, June 9, 2023.
  • Entries will be accepted from Friday, May 22, 2023–Sunday, June 11, 2023. 
  • Deadline: All entries must be registered, paid for, and received at one of our drop-off/ship-to locations by the end of business on Sunday, June 11.
  • The Virtual Judging Period is June 24–July 14. 
  • All winners will be announced at the Orpheus MeadFest Tasting and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 22, 2023.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Download the 2023 Orpheus MeadFest Rules and Regulations. This is a PDF and will open in another window.
  2. Create your ReggieBeer account, if needed, and go to your competition division on Monday, May 1.
  3. Plan your entries now! Use the early registration period to register and finalize your entries. ReggieBeer allows you to edit and change your entries until the entry deadline of Friday, June 9.

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In the meantime, thank you ever so much for your continued support of both Orpheus and the Orpheus MeadFest!