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Legends Behind the Craft

Jan 6, 2022

Brian McMillin and his father run Feisty Brood Meadery, located in Northeastern Ohio. They began this journey after making a batch for a wedding, and the archaic process of brewing honey wine has taken the craft beverage space by storm. Brian has been brewing mead in the US and Australia for over 15 years and brings his expert knowledge to the flavors he creates. He oversees the daily operations of the meadery as well as developing bottling equipment, point of sale signs, paddles, racks, website, and labels. He lives close to the foundation of the meadery and with his do-it-yourself attitude, he is taking the meadery to new heights.

In this episode with Brian McMillin

Are you looking for a unique beverage to drink? Where can you find a beverage varietal that offers both delicate sweet or classic dry notes?

Brian McMillin is producing high-quality mead that is taking the craft beverage movement by storm. He has scaled his brand beyond his Ohio hometown to ship 11 different varietals across America. He has brewed various flavors of mead to meet your personal preference — the only restriction is your imagination. 

In this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Hendricks sits down with Brian McMillin of Fiesty Brood Meadery to discuss one of the oldest fermented beverages known to man: mead. Brian explains the process of brewing the different honey wine varietals, how he overcame several challenges during production, and the steps he is taking to educate and enhance his offered nectar varietals. Are you ready to dive into this honey mead episode?