Upon further review, Havoc Meadery is from Colchester, VT, and it looks as though it is a sub-brand of the previously reviewed Groennfell Meadery. It would be pretty inconceivable at this point that there would be two Meaderies in Colchester, especially since one of the typefaces on the Havoc can is the same one Groennfell uses. It’s a unique font and I really don’t see two disparate mead companies using it (it’s not like its Helvetica). It works fine with the old-Norse style branding for Groennfell, but seems a little out of place on this can, but I’m getting ahead of myself…
Psychopomp comes from Greek mythology – literally meaning a “guide of souls.” They are creatures, often depicted as anthropomorphic entities, horses, deer, dogs, ravens, crows, owls, or sparrows that help guide the spirit of recently deceased to the afterlife. Hence the raven on the front of the can.
Overall, the design of the can could be much more cohesive. The various pieces (havoc mead type, raven illustration, Psychopomp type, and secondary type) are not working nicely together, and seem to be just added piecemeal.
The can however contains a nice drinkable mead. Nothing earth-shattering, but a good summer session drinker.
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