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Pennsylvania: Colony Meadery takes home five medals at Mazer Cup

Colony Meadery won five medals at the Mazer Cup, an international mead competition in Colorado. (MORNING CALL FILE PHOTO)

By Jennifer Sheehan Of The Morning Call Allentown’s Colony Meadery is quickly adding more awards to its growing collection. Colony Meadery took home five medals at the Mazer Cup, a prestigious international competition held Friday and Saturday in Colorado. It was the only meadery to win that many at the competition. Here’s the rundown on the varieties and the medals ...

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Pennsylvania: Colony Meadery plans to more than triple production

Greg Heller-Labelle (right) and Mike Manning (left) are the proud owners of Colony Meadery, the first meadery to grace the city of Allentown. They sell their honey-based wine at the Easton Farmers Market. (Jimi McCullian, THE MORNING CALL)

By Kathy Lauer-Williams Of The Morning Call When Greg Heller-Labelle and Michael Manning launched a business last year making one of the oldest fermented beverages in the world in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown, they thought they were onto something hot but had no idea just how successful their venture would be. Just over a year later, mead — ...

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Pennsylvania: The Colony Meadery Creating Buzz in Lehigh Valley

Michael Manning with glasses of mead at the Allentown Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, where they plan to open a meadery.Express-Times Photo | BILL ADAMS

Author: Jamie Stover WFMZ-TV ALLENTOWN, Pa. – People have been drinking alcohol since the beginning of time. Beer, wine and spirits can be found at nearly every bar across the country, but there’s another not-so-new alcoholic beverage that’s picking up speed. It’s called mead. Greg Heller-LaBelle and his partner, Michael Manning, opened up the Lehigh Valley’s first meadery in south ...

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Pennyslvania: Colony Meadery to double production, triple footprint of Allentown facility

Pennyslvania: Colony Meadery to double production, triple footprint of Allentown facility

Bill Adams | The Express-Times Credit the Lehigh Valley’s need for mead. About one year after opening, am Allentown-based maker of the alcoholic beverage derived from fermented honey plans a major expansion. The Colony Meadery on Wednesday announced it plans to triple its footprint in a project that will allow the meadery to double its production and cater to more ...

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Pennyslvania: Allentown’s Colony Meadery grows by brewing an ancient beverage

Allentown's Colony Meadery grows by brewing an ancient beverage

Thursday, November 06, 2014 Elise Vider keystoneedge.com Mead is one of humanity’s most ancient beverages, dating back millennia before the birth of Christ, possibly even before the invention of agriculture. It was downed in ancient Greece and Viking lands, brewed at monasteries and celebrated in mythology, folktales and poetry throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. Now the honey-based brew is making ...

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