Brewery Facts

  • Charm City Meadworks was born from a love of beekeeping, water, and community so it’s appropriate that they make a product using only honey, yeast, and water
  • Once a homebrewing passion project for co-founder James Boicourt, Charm City Meadworks has grown into one of Maryland’s largest wineries
  • All Charm City Meadworks products, including the lower-ABV sparkling “draft” mead and the higher-ABV traditional “still” mead, are naturally gluten-free
  • Unlike more traditional meaderies, Charm City makes a product that is exceptionally dry and brewed for everyday drinkability.
  • Charm City Meadworks products are low in calories relative to competitive mead (356 cal./8 oz.), red wine (125 cal./5 oz.), white wine (120 cal./5 oz.) and cider (210 cal./12 oz.)

Top Products


  • Elderberry Mead
  • 6.9% ABV 138 cal./12 oz
  • Elderberries are packed with anti-oxidants
  • Dry, slightly tart berry balances perfectly with a smooth, floral honey finish
  • Untappd: 3.43/5

Hibiscus Collidus Cyser

  • Fruited Mead-Cider Hybrid
  • 6.9% ABV
  • Gluten-free Collaboration with D.C.’s Supreme Core Cider Apples & honey with of raspberry, hibiscus, and hops for a tart, floral flavor
  • Untappd: 3,89/5


  • Original Mead
  • 6.9% ABV
  • 135 cal./12 oz
  • Champagne-like, feather-light, dry, sparkling mead Floral and citrus notes with crisp acidity from wildflower honey
  • Untappd: 3.35/6

Basil Lemongrass

  • Herbal Mead
  • 6.9% ABV
  • 125 cal./12 oz
  • Locally-grown and harvested lemongrass and basil
  • Uniquely refreshing with a balance of fresh herbs and subtle honey
  • Untappd: 3,28/5

Mango Comapeño

  • Proven Summer Seasonal
  • 6.9% ABV I 128 cal./12 oz Best paired with pools and summer afternoons Light and dry with bright mango and a hint of heirloom comapeño pepper
  • Untappd: 3.52/5

Black Currant Red Raspberry

  • The Red Wine Drinkers Mead
  • 12%ABV
  • Red wine-inspired melomel (heavily fruited mead)
  • Tart currant, mouth­watering raspberry and carefully balanced tannin
  • Untappd: 3.49/5

Sweet Blossom

  • Semi-sweet Still Mead
  • 12% ABV
  • 120 cal./5.5 oz
  • Sweetened with orange blossom honey
  • Light and reffreshing with big floral notes and subtle citrus
  • Untappd: 3.66/5

Original Dry

  • Bone Dry Still Mead
  • 12% ABV
  • 90 cal./5.5 oz
  • Charm City’s first product, a refreshing, bone-dry mead
  • Showcases the characteristic crispness and subtle citrus of fermented wildflower honey
  • Untappd: 3.38/5

Strawberry Ginger

  • Summer Seasonal Still Mead
  • 12% ABV
  • 106 cal./5.5 oz
  • Available March until September
  • A light and floral blend of fresh strawberries balanced by just a touch of ginger
  • Untappd: 3.53/5

Apple Cinnamon

  • Winter Seasonal Still Mead
  • 12% ABV
  • 106 cal./5.5 oz
  • Available October until February
  • Warm and inviting apple and cinnamon fade to a slight honey finish
  • Untappd: 3.48/5