Fenwyr Cellars meadery opening in Spokane Valley

Something medieval is fermenting in a small industrial space in Spokane Valley.

That would be mead, also known as honey wine.

Fenwyr Cellars is a new meadery operated by Thomas Phillip and Daniel Jessee, and they are busy preparing their first batches. They’re making sweet mead and several fruit-added meads, including one titled Lhugsereg, which is Celtic for Dragon’s Blood. That one includes pear, kiwi and a touch of hot pepper.

They hope to ride a renewed interest in this ancient drink. Jessee started as a home mead-maker and his mead has won prizes at the Spokane Interstate Fair.

Look for their mead to hit the shelves in 750-mililiter bottles this spring or summer. They are planning a grand opening in early August.

They also hope to launch a tasting room at their facility at 928 N. Lake Road in Spokane Valley.

To help make this happen, Fenwyr Cellars has inaugurated a Kickstarter campaign, with a goal of $7,000. Go to Kickstarter.com and search under “Fenwyr.”

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