Locally-sourced meadery opens in Negaunee

The logo for a new Negaunee meadery offering a uniquely Upper Peninsula brew is shown. The locally-sourced business opened earlier this month. (Courtesy image)

NEGAUNEE — White Cedar Mead introduced its first offering of locally brewed mead on store shelves earlier this month.

The family owned meadery emphasizes that their mead is brewed in the Upper Peninsula and features local honey, together with hand-gathered seeds, berries, nuts, and artisan water.

According to a press release from the company, no chemicals are used in the brewing of White Cedar Mead. Brothers Sam and Luke Moser brew their mead in small batches and are committed to producing a mead that would grace any celebration or gathering.

Mead is a wine made from honey, and can be flavored with spices, teas, nuts, and fruits. Traditional mead tastes like white wine, and can be served from dry to sweet, with distinct honey overtones. Archeologists believe that mead is the oldest alcoholic beverage, predating wine and beer.

White Cedar will offer “Copper Bee” a traditional sweet mead flavored with vanilla, cinnamon and orange, and will also offer “Seney Stretch Blueberry”, and “Ininaatig Maple-Cyser”.

“We gathered our own blueberries and boiled our own maple syrup,” meadery manager Sam Moser said. “It doesn’t get more hands-on than that.”

The business or the product, contact marketing manager, Shannon Greathouse at 906-361-8450

Facts about White Cedar Mead:

¯ On retail shelves

December 10th

¯ Family owned

¯ Brewed in Negaunee


¯ No chemicals used in

brewing our mead

¯ Flavors of the north

woods, mostly hand-


¯ Additional spices

and herbs purchased

from the Marquette

Organic Food Coop

¯ Local honey

¯ Artesian water

¯ Brewed in small


Introductory flavors are: Copper Bee, a traditional mead flavored with vanilla, cinnamon, and orange zestSeney Stretch Blueberry

Ininaatig Maple Cyser

White Cedar Mead is a limited liability corporation located in Negaunee and owned by Luke Moser and Lisa Geoffrion. As a maker of alcoholic beverages, it is licensed by both state and federal agencies that oversee the production and sale of alcohol.


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