According to the American Mead Makers Association, in 2000, there were under two dozen commercial meaderies in the United States. By 2015, there are nearly 250. In 2014 alone, 40 new meaderies have opened. Maine Mead Works is one of the leading American meaderies. Their meads have received numerous awards. Owners, Ben Alexander, Carly Cope and Nick Higgins handcraft small batches of mead including Cyser (a style of mead) and Chai (flavored mead).
Maine Mead Works shares the oldest fermented beverage – Mead – with their customers. Using wildflower honey, pure water and a proprietary yeast strain, mead maker Nick Higgins blends ancient traditions with modern science to produce distinctive honey wines (meads).
Award-winning mead maker Dr. Garth Cambray, founder of South African Makana Meadery, helped Alexander start Maine Mead Works in Portland, Maine in 2007. These two meaderies produce their mead with the only two state-of-the-art, continuous vertical mead fermentation systems in the world. [Learn more here.]