The Detroit area is developing into a real hotspot for mead, believe it or not. The suburb of Ferndale, which is already home to the B. Nektar Meadery, will soon add a second distillery of the alcoholic drink created by fermenting honey and water.
Schramm’s Mead plans to open this May in downtown Ferndale at the site of an old record store on Nine Mile Road, Patch reports.
Ken Schramm, the proprietor of the new meadery, has a wealth of experience crafting the beverage dating back to 1989. Not only has he written a book on the subject, but, working with the Ann Arbor Brewers Guild in 1990, he helped found the nation’s only mead-specific competition, the Mazer Cup, according to his website.