Mead-maker to offer tips at Merryspring talk

May 14, 2017
Sean Bailey of Fat Friar’s Meadery in Newcastle.

Camden — Mead producer Sean Bailey will lead a presentation titled “Mead – What It Is, Was, and May Become” at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, May 23 at noon.

Bailey will speak about how mead, honey wine, is made, and will offer tips for those interested in creating their own mead. He’ll discuss a brief history of where it came from, how he got his start, the unique opportunities of making an agricultural product in the state of Maine, the farm winery licensing process, and the difficulties and surprising results of his seven-year journey to today.

A native Mainer, Bailey founded The Fat Friar’s Meadery in Newcastle after a trip to Germany with his wife in 2009. Already an experienced wine-maker, Bailey was so impressed with German meads he began producing his own, becoming an official farm winery in 2010.

This program is part of the spring talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by Camden National Bank. Tuesday talks are open to the public for $5, with free admittance for members of Merryspring.

For more information on this program or any others, please contact or call 236-2239.

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