Brimming Horn Meadery Named 2021 Edge Grant Winners

Located just north of Rehoboth Beach in Milton, DE, The Brimming Horn Meadery is a meadery with over 20 years of crafting and perfecting its award-winning meads. Brimming Horn features a tasting/sampling area as well as a Scandinavian-style mead hall. Both meads, fruit wines, and ciders are on tap, served in bottles, growlers, and glasses.

This Viking-themed establishment in Milton is famous for its award-winning Mead along with its ability to adapt to online shopping – with innovative ways to purchase Brimming Horn’s variety of mead flavors through an e-commerce storefront.

“The Brimming Horn is a meadery with a lifestyle attached – our name and the names of our meads are more than a theme. Since mead is a drink linked to the Northern European peoples, most often, most of our meads are named after Northern European Gods and Goddesses and beings found in the mythologies of those peoples. The symbol for our meadery itself is a horn overflowing with mead. A brimming horn would be passed amongst friends and kinsmen to drink, toast, boast, oath, and bond people together. We hope our mead will be able to do just that amongst everyone drinking it.”

– Owners Jon Talkington & Robert Walker Jr. 

When Jon Talkington and JR Walker opened the Brimming Horn Meadery in 2017, they had no idea how quickly their niche corner of the market would grow. Fast forward to 2021 and now the meadery is yet again expanding their horizons into the food truck industry. With their newly acquired EDGE funding in 2021, Jon and JR decided to take their business idea on wheels and opened a Viking-themed food truck, Hammer and Horns, to complement their meads and serve their hungry clientele. Their menu offers a variety of Viking-inspired named items to choose from with foods such as sandwiches, hamburgers, pulled pork, chicken, turkey legs, and more.

Brimming Horn has been working with the Delaware Small Business Development since their early stages back in 2016 and are still to this day. Featured recently in the Delaware SBDC’s Shop Small Tour for the 2021 holiday shopping season, Brimming Horn was featured on two broadcast news networks and celebrated on our 2021 recap page, which can be found here.

“David and his staff have been an invaluable resource for us from the beginning. I send every new business I know about to the SBDC. We will continue to use them for the life of our businesses. The SBDC has been an incredible help with everything regarding our business. From the opening to helping us make the most intelligent business decisions for our success.”

– Jon Talkington & Robert Walker Jr.