Manchester native bringing mead and cider to Queen City
MANCHESTER, NH – Ancient Fire Mead and Cider announced Aug. 7 they have selected the Queen City as the location for their new craft beverage venture. The 2,700 square-foot warehouse space, located at 8030 South Willow St., is slated to feature a production facility and a tasting room that will serve Ancient Fire beverages and a light menu.
Ancient Fire is the realization of the vision of award-winning Master Mead and Cider Maker Jason Phelps, and his wife, Manchester native Margot (Cote) Phelps.
“The prospect of bringing what I love to my hometown and giving back to the city that made me who I am is very exciting, Margot Phelps said. “The mission of Ancient Fire is to create a place and a product that helps further the enjoyment of craft beverage while creating a sense of community.”
The journey to Ancient Fire began when Jason completed a battle with cancer in 2003. Determined to get more out of life he decided he wanted to find a focus for his creative energy and settled on homebrewing.