Commercial Meadery Category: Commercial Meaderies
How We came to be(e)…
At Bløm Meadworks (pronounced “bloom”), we make what we like to call session meads and ciders – they’re light, dry, carbonated, and remarkably sessionable. For our meads, we start with the same ingredients as a traditional mead – honey, water and yeast – which means we can source all of our ingredients from Michigan. Unlike most meads though, we ferment it like a dry craft-cider, so the result isn’t nearly as thick or sweet as traditional mead.
So, if the word “mead” automatically conjures a drinking hall filled with Vikings for you, think of ours as its friendly, approachable descendents, without the pillage and plunder.
Why Bløm, and why the funny letter?
We loved the idea of a bloom because it makes us think of bees, honey, and all the great, locally sourced things we turn into our session mead and cider. It’s also the family name of one of our owners, Lauren Bloom, and used to be spelled with just one “o.” So, spelling our name with a single, Scandinavian ø is like a nod to our roots and all the classic meads that have come before us.
Is it just me, or does this batch kind of taste different than the last one I had?
It’s not just you! Since we only use locally sourced honey, each batch can take on unique seasonal highlights, depending on the blooms that our Michigan honeybees have been pollinating. And since the locally sourced fruits, hops and spices we use can also change, it’s Mother Nature’s call on all the subtle notes you’ll get to enjoy.