Londonderry's Meadery Partners with Craft Beer Guild Distributing of Maine

Moonlight Meadery Partners with Craft Beer Guild Distributing of Maine

Moonlight Meadery is proud to announce continued New England expansion with a distribution agreement with Craft Beer Guild Distributing of Maine LLC, a L. Knife and Son company. The Craft Beer Guild seeks to be the leading vendor of craft and specialty beer and wine wholesaler in Maine.

"Maine is a natural extension to our territory, this is where I won my third straight Mead Maker of the Year award, at the New England Regional Homebrew Competition." Moonlight Meadery founder Michael Fairbrother said, "Our partnership with Craft Beer Guild Distributing of Maine is a testament to the demand that we continue to see in our growing market.” With this agreement, Moonlight Mead is now available in 6 states, and ships its meads directly to customers to 16 states.

“Moonlight Meadery complements our portfolio of fine American craft & import beers by introducing the unique taste profiles of craft fermented mead. These premium products respond to the desires of the diverse consumers of Maine.” said Mike Vitale Craft Development Strategist of Craft Beer Guild.

Born in Fairbrother's garage in May 2010, Moonlight Meadery now has production capacity to produce over 200,000 bottles per year. This small business continues to grow from its humble beginnings, and expand their national footprint. Last year alone, Moonlight's sales grew an astounding 760%. Moonlight Meadery now consists of five full time employees and a growing number of tasting associates. The thriving start-up is a true testament to entrepreneurial spirit and the driving passion of its founder, Mr. Fairbrother, who still overseas all mead production.

Excitement about the resurgence of the oldest fermented beverage continues to fuel the fire of a wild ride of expansion for this Londonderry, NH company. Mead predates wine made with grapes as well as beer by thousands of years. Moonlight Meadery produces over 54 different varieties of mead including traditional, melomel (mead with fruit), and metheglin (mead with spices) the sweetness range from dry to sweet. The company’s slogan, “Romance by the glass…” sweetens interest with romantic to jaded mead names like Desire, Blissful, Wild, Fury and Scorn.

About Moonlight Meadery LLC: Moonlight Meadery started commercial production in May 2010, now has capacity to produce over 16,000 cases per year. Michael Fairbrother has realized a vision to bring bold meads to the main stream adult beverage industry introducing a plethora of choice meads from dry to dessert style, 375ml bottles at suggested retail from $15 per bottle.

About Craft Beer Guild Distributing of Maine LLC: In the Winter of 2012, Craft Beer Guild of Maine was established to meet the growing demand for world class beer throughout the great state of Maine.

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