MEAD UP - Memorial Day Weekend

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SILVER HAND MEADERY CELEBRATES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH MEAD UP EVENT, MAY 26-28

Williamsburg, VA - Unlike breweries and most wineries in Virginia, Silver Hand Meadery is unable to sell mead by the glass. The exception is that eight times a year, they can obtain a special permit which allows them to serve mead by the glass. These eight special weekends each year are called: MEAD UP.

With 95 five-star reviews on facebook alone, Silver Hand Meadery delights and educates visitors about bees, honey and the ancient fermented drink called mead.
"Highly recommended!! The honey and mead were DELICIOUS and everyone was so unbelievably nice. So informative. I am going to definitely return the next time I'm in the area. Thank you!!" ~Lorelei Hillgren
"This was a special event so doesn't happen often - but the Mead tasting, ambiance and especially the live music were so much fun! Beautiful inside too, a nice little gem, wish they could do live music and food more often!" ~ Joan Lucera
The weekend will feature live local jazz, folk, and classical musicians and food from the Hound's Tale and Good Life Kitchen. On Friday evening, try some delicious chocolate from Virginia's Finest Chocolates created especially to pair with Silver Hand Meads.
All Silver Hand meads will be available to purchase. Receive a free meadery glass with the first $8.00 purchase of a full glass or flight. Limit one glass per person. Honey tastings will also be available for $5 a person.

Silver Hand's MEAD UP Weekend Hours:
Friday: 12:30-8:00 pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 8:00pm, and Sunday 1:00-5:00pm

ABOUT SILVER HAND MEADERY

Owned and operated by area residents Glenn and Sherri Lavender, Silver Hand Meadery produces Williamsburg's first and only varieties of mead.

Lavender said that the meadery is the culmination of a dream that he has had for many years, dating back to his days as a professional touring musician, traveling the world with his bandmates, prior to settling in the Williamsburg area with Sherri to raise their three boys in 2012.

The meadery was the natural outgrowth of the Lavenders' interest in the honey bee and desire to create. "I've been reading historical fiction books for a few years, and a lot of them mention mead as a drink," he said. "It got me really interested in it, but it was very difficult to find." Lavender said he decided to start making his own mead, crafting the first bottles in 2009.

The Williamsburg area's first meadery had its Grand Opening on March 3, 2016.

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For Additional Information, Contact:

Jessica Lewis
Silver Hand Meadery
jessica@silverhandmeadery.com
757-378-2225

Website: silverhandmeadery.com
Facebook: facebook.com/silverhandmeadery
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