SILVER HAND MEADERY CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH MEAD UP EVENT, MARCH 17-19
Williamsburg, VA - Silver Hand Meadery celebrates their one year anniversary with MEAD UP on St Patrick's Day Weekend, March 17-19.
Unlike breweries and most wineries in Virginia, Silver Hand Meadery is unable to sell mead by the glass. The exception is that four times a year, they can obtain a special permit which allows them to serve for onsite consumption. To make use of these permits SIlver Hand Meadery has created the first of a recurring event where people can come together, enjoy a glass of mead, some music and food. "This first one is an opportunity to MEAD UP and savor what is good! We bottled our first mead in February of 2016 and 15,000+ bottles later it's time to celebrate!" owner Glenn Lavender says.
The event starts on Friday, March 17, (St Patrick's Day) with music from hammered dulcimer player Timothy Seaman and continues on Saturday with local restaurant, The Hound's Tale, offering up lunch plates made especially to pair with the meads. Saturday's music will be provided by jazz duo Jordan Ponzi and John Calisto followed by solo artist, Jocelyn Oldham. Sunday afternoon will feature the folk music of Gaelic Blessing.
Guests will also receive a free meadery glass with their first $8.00 purchase of a full glass or flight of mead. Honey tastings will be available for $5 per person as well as light snacks throughout the weekend.
Silver Hand Meadery's MEAD UP Weekend Hours:
Friday: 12:30-9:00 pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, and Sunday 1:00-5:00pm
For the complete schedule visit: silevrhandmeadery.com
ABOUT SILVER HAND MEADERY
Owned and operated by Williamsburg residents Glenn and Sherri Lavender, Silver Hand Meadery ferments honey into honey wine, also known as mead that ranges from sweet to dry with additions of fruit, herbs, and spices. Silver Hand Meadery also contains the area's widest selection of varietal honey.
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 had been reading many historical fiction novels as well as learning about beekeeping and the natural intersection for the two was mead! Says Glenn. "I became really interested in it, but it was very difficult to find." Armed with some surplus honey and foraged fruit Lavender said he decided to start making his own mead, crafting his first bottles in 2009.
The Williamsburg area's first meadery had its Grand Opening on March 3, 2016.
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