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Is Mead Stealing the Spotlight From Hard Cider?

Could Mead Steal the Spotlight from Hard Cider?

Could Mead Steal the Spotlight from Hard Cider? This old artisanal alcohol is finally generating buzz. By Carly Boers Chicago Magazine Seventeen years ago in Beverly, Greg Fischer opened Wild Blossom Meadery, Illinois’s very first mead-producing facility. Given Chicagoans’ love of craft beer and hard cider, he can’t figure out why it’s taken so long for them to embrace the ...

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Illinois’ First Mead Taproom, Wild Blossom Meadery, Opening Soon

Wild Blossom Meadery’s tasting room in Beverly Nick Fochtman

Tour Illinois’ First Mead Taproom, Wild Blossom, Opening Soon on the South Side Beverly’s new meadery and brewery hopes to open in March by Ashok Selvam Eater Chicago Mark March 3 on those calendars, as that’s when Illinois’ first meadery plans to open. Wild Blossom Meadery sits across from Beverly’s dry line, so they’re allowed to sell alcohol in a ...

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This guy is betting on the popularity of mead

Greg Fischer is quadruping the size of Chicago's only commercial meadery.

by Crain’s Chicago Business Could mead become the next big craft beverage? Greg Fischer, president of Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery in Beverly, hopes so. Fischer, 54, is more than quadrupling the size of Chicago’s only commercial meadery. In mid-May he closed on a vacant 9,000-square-foot building at 91st St. and Hermitage Ave., formerly a construction company. Unlike his current ...

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