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.”