Queen City Meadery (QCM) is celebrating its official grand opening on National Mead Day. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the Queen City Meadery tasting room at 290 Center Road in West Seneca on Saturday, Aug. 3.
Queen City Meadery opened its doors to patrons seeking an alternatively unique drinking experience on Dec. 7, 2018. Since then, QCM has been pouring a variety of still and session meads with critical acclaim. Due to the heightened demand and traffic upon opening its doors, the meadmakers at Queen City Meadery elected to hold the grand opening festivities in the summer to accommodate a larger crowd.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 3 p.m. and will feature a DJ playing tunes to taste to, a covered tent (event is rain or shine), the Lloyd Taco Truck, as well as several prizes and giveaways. It is recommended that attendees arrive prior to the ribbon-cutting to sample the best mead QCM has to offer in celebration of National Mead Day.
Organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 2002, National Mead Day looks to increase mead awareness and foster camaraderie among meadmakers. The meadmakers at Queen City Meadery encourage all meadmakers and homebrewers to celebrate Mead Day in West Seneca.
What is mead? Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruits, spices or hops. The defining characteristic of mead is that the majority of the beverage is derived from honey. The beverage can be still or slightly carbonated. Alcohol content for QCM’s meads range from 7.2% ABV to over 13% ABV.
Guests can look forward to sampling a variety of Queen City Meadery’s delicious lineup of newly bottled and flagship meads including the Amy which is made with wildflower honey and features notes of black currant, black cherry and blueberry; the Ebenezer Lemon Squeezer which is a crushable blend of orange blossom honey, cold-brewed iced tea and lemon; and the crowd favorite Screaming Wench with raspberry and cranberry, among others. There are dozens of varieties to try and purchase.
For a detailed list of what to expect at Queen City Meadery on National Mead Day, view the entire tasting room lineup of meads, or to contact the meadmakers directly with any questions or comments, please visit queencitymeadery.com or call (716) 320-0354.
Queen City Meadery, LLC is committed to creating high-quality, delicious-tasting beverages that fit anyone’s lifestyle. They use the freshest ingredients and a unique “Bee-to-Bottle” fermentation process to ensure a superior mead and refined drinking experience. Whether it’s honey from partners across the United States or locally-sourced fruit, only the highest quality ingredients make it into Queen City Meads. QCM encourages everyone to obey all local laws when using their product and to always drink responsibly!