Delve into the realm of the ancients with The Bull and Bee Meadery’s Mead—where wisdom and strength are but a sip away. At 13% alcohol, our honey-fermented mead is not just divinely inspired, it’s wholesomely good. Good for you, perfect for cocktails, and even better for bees.

Spread the joy of exceptional beverages with your loved ones, no matter where they are!

7+ Meads On Tap
Award Winning Mead

Distilled Spirits
Mead Cocktail Specials

New York Craft Beers, Spirits and Wines

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Jason CJason C
22:06 23 Mar 24
Came during a snowstorm, Ray was behind the bar and more than hospitable. Mead is delicious. Brought in a slice from around the corner and had a flight or two, great way to ride out a blizzard.
Rebecca RenusRebecca Renus
18:15 19 Feb 24
Enjoy how quite this place typically is when we go. The mead is the best around, it is made with lots of love and attention.
Dennis Rodrigues (DJ)Dennis Rodrigues (DJ)
02:55 26 Jan 24
I saw the Bull and Bee tasting table I tried some “sweet Meade” delicious!(They were set up at the Albany, capitol, concourse, farmers market)I was invited to come the tasting room just a few blocks away later that evening.A friend of mine was coming to visit the Albany area that night and we were looking for a “good time, experience” to enjoy together. This was perfect!We started our night at the Bull and Bee tasting room. We ordered flights of Meade, we tried a bunch of flavors. We tried Coffee, spicy, sweet, classic… and more. Amazing! And delicious!Upon entering the tasting room, we were greeted by the bartender/owner Ray. An amazing and welcoming soul. We got to talking about the different flavors that they offer and their bottling process. Right from the beginning we were treated as though we were already friends/family and felt like we had known each other for years.Stopping at the bull and bee and starting our night here was a catalyst beginning to one of the best nights I have had in years, there was a concert venue just down the street that was having a metal show which complemented the mead that we had purchased from the tasting room perfectly.I came back the very next day and bought a couple bottles.Delicious product, highly recommended. Perfect location, warm inviting atmosphere.10/10 thanks!
Phineas The FrenchiePhineas The Frenchie
18:18 14 Jan 24
I have not been to this location but I have bought and tried their mead at several popups! It was AMAZING and very versatile. I’ve made cocktails with it and also just enjoyed it as is. Definitely a fan over here!
Susan RiceSusan Rice
23:02 09 Feb 22
Wonderful first experience. Tucked away off of Madison Ave, it'd be hard to miss if it weren't for the huge beautiful mural on the one side of the building. Friendly, knowledgeable bartender and easy to talk to about the variety of meads available. I got a flight and loved the variety of flavors. They ranging from honey sweet, dry and spicy! Quiet metal music playing in the background added to the Viking/Grecian vibe. Cool to hear the history of the building. A great addition to the neighborhood. Looking forward to going back.
Ben McFarlandBen McFarland
01:47 02 May 21
I've been looking forward to this establishment opening and I was not disappointed. The staff was friendly and pleasant, chatty without overstaying their welcome. The meads were delicious and varied, and the beers were local or regional.Seating inside was cozy but well-spaced, and outdoor seating was generous. The music ran a great playlist of new and classic rock; "Sympathy for the Devil" rolled as we soaked up the warm spring breeze on some robust metal chairs. Their were even some very diesel benches and stools along the building, trying to maximize the space. Street parking was ample, just pull around the corner and sidle along the curb, but watch the cobblestones if you're sporting heels.Their house mead, "The Muse," was light and sweet, a glass of afternoon sunshine offering a floral bouquet with hints of licorice, reminiscent of Sambuca. Do yourself a favor and give it a try.Overall, the ambiance here is casual and secluded-- great for a date where you've lost three hours chatting before you even realize it. It's a treasure in the downtown space that I hope we get to enjoy for years to come. Why not go buy drink and help make sure that happens.


The ancients claimed mead could bestow great wit and strength upon us mortals (it’s 12% alcohol, so maybe). Because it’s fermented with honey, not grain or fruit, our Genesis Mead is more than divine — it’s good. Good for you. Good for cocktails. Good for bees.


“Genesis is a complex and versatile example of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage. Enjoy chilled as a clean white wine style beverage. Room temperature or warmed for more full, complex layered flavors. Or used as a base for low ABV cocktails such as Martinis and Manhattans. It’s only limit is your imagination.”—Jonathan Stewart, New York Sommelier


“Midas is rich and full-bodied, a more luxurious counterpart to Genesis. This sibling is made with the same clover and wildflower local honey and provides a rich honeyed and snappy finish.”—Jonathan Stewart, New York Sommelier


“Joy is full-bodied, with a rich full palette of warm mulled spice flavor. It has a full, and weighted finish that lingers on the tongue. It can be served chilled, at room temperature or warmed like a mulled cider.”—Jonathan Stewart, New York Sommelier


“Hades is a unique and exhilarating treat for the adventurous. The combination of the heat from the pepper blend is balanced perfectly with the sweetness of the honey, creating a dynamic flavor that will excite your taste buds. The taste is not for the faint-hearted, and is a must try.”—Jonathan Stewart, New York Sommelier


Discover the enchanting taste of Mirth Lavender Lemon Mead, a beverage that redefines the traditional lavender experience. This exquisite mead combines the soothing essence of organic, culinary lavender with a hint of zesty lemon, creating a distinctive flavor profile that is both refreshing and calming.


Our Meads can be found at these participating establishments…


Albany War Room Tavern
Allen Street Pub

Cafe Capriccio
City Beer Hall 
dp AN American Brasserie
Fuze Box
Go Play With Your Food
Hooked Market and Kitchen
Lionheart Pub and Brewery
Loch & Quay
Lost and Found
Madison Pour House
O'Slattery's Irish Pub
Rooted + Rind
Still On The Hill Winery
Sushi by Bou - Albany
The Copper Crow
The Hollow
The Loft @205
The Real McCoy – Delmar
The Savoy Taproom
War Cannon Spirits


All Star Wine And Spirits
Broadway Plaza Liquor
Capital Wine & Spirits Albany
Chatham Real Food Market Co-op
Community Craft Hudson
Empire Wine & Liquor
Exit 9 Wine and Liquors
Friendly Beer & Soda Corporation
Grapes & Grains Wine and Spirits
Honest Weight Food Co-op
Hoosick Street Wine Cellar
Motor Oil Coffee Albany Slip 12
On The Island Wine & Liquor
PRIMAL: Your Local Butcher
Purdy’s Discount Wine and Liquor
Regulars Liquor Cabinet
Remedies Wine & Spirits
Personal Wine Cellar
Scotia Wine & Spirits
Show Pony Wines & Spirits
Smiths Colonie Wine & Liquor Store
Top Shelf Wine & Spirits
Upstate Wine & Spirits Co


Maybe it’s not for us mortals to say, but this stuff is divine.

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Hours of Operation

Bottle Sales:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Tasting Room & Bottle Sales:
Wednesday - Friday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday: Noon until 9:00PM
Monday and Sunday: Closed


140 Hamilton Street
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 312-1053