Wyoming January 28, 2020
Tour The First Meadery In Wyoming When You Visit Big Lost Meadery
Wyoming is a state full of drinkers — when you live out on the range, it’s often a part of life. Luckily, there are a variety of wineries, breweries, and distilleries with tasting rooms open to the public for when you want to branch out away from your typical drink. If you enjoy sampling wines, beer, and spirits, you’ll definitely enjoy a visit to Big Lost Meadery in Gillette, where you’ll find something totally unique.
If you're up for visiting a tasting room that's totally different than your typical brewery, distillery, or winery, head to Gillette and visit Big Lost Meadery.
This beautiful, restored building was turned into the first meadery in Wyoming!
You might be wondering what a meadery even is! Mead is a honey-based alcoholic drink that was accidentally discovered by hunters and gatherers more than 20,000 years ago.
People found stagnant honey and water that had fermented, drank it, and were happy to find it had intoxicating properties. Over time, it spread to different cultures and became known as the drink of royalty. Ancient Greeks thought of mead as the drink of the gods. It was popular in Viking cultures, too!
Because wine was much easier to make, though, mead fell out of favor in modern times. Luckily, places like Big Lost Meadery are fueling a resurgence!
Big Lost was founded in 2014 by Sam Clikeman, a brewer who was convinced to try something completely different. Now, this meadery is the talk of the town!
Big Lost has five meads on tap, with new ones in production all the time. Their Wild Man Mead and Crazy Woman Mead are local favorites, and you can sample them when you come in for a visit.
You'll also find half a dozen craft beers on the menu, so you can stop by and try something new each time you visit.
Stop by to hang out at the bar, sample a Viking-inspired cocktail, or taste some samples of their latest production.
The bar is open to the public and it's a great place to bring a group. You'll find that you're immediately welcomed, like part of the family.
You could also take it a step further and join Big Lost for a bottling day! You'll be rewarded with the first tastings of their latest creations.
Keep an eye on their website or Facebook page to find the next bottling event.
You never know what you'll find here — from live music to a new tapping, to a... horse in the bar?
This might be the most "Wyoming" place you can visit.
Big Lost Meadery website here for information on events and each mead they have on tap.
Address: 106 S Gillette Ave, Gillette, WY 82716, USA