Written by Michael Muckian, Contributing writer
Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:24
Is the next big trend in craft beer not a beer at all?
That’s what Colleen Bos is counting on. The veteran homebrewer is putting her money on mead, and she’s not content to wait for Madison to stumble across the drink at someone else’s establishment.
Since 2012, Bos has been brewing mead, a beverage made by fermenting honey, at her tiny Bos Meadery in a former industrial building in downtown Madison. But the suite of back rooms on Washington Avenue, full of fermenting tanks, isn’t exactly the sort of venue where one can try out her wares.
That’s why, on Feb. 13, Bos will open her first tasting room at Tamarack Studio & Gallery, just down the hall. The tasting opportunity will give a much-needed public face to the meadery, which Bos says produces a little over 1,500 gallons a year, and the stylish two-story loft is a striking setting for sampling the world’s oldest fermented beverage.
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