Kickstarter is the bee's knees for Madison's first meadery
Post by Maddie Greene on 8/14/2012 3:10pm
Brewer and entrepreneur Colleen Bos is primed to improve Madison’s artisan brew landscape with the city’s first meadery—and Madison is helping out by supporting a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Bos set her original goal of $11,000 in response to unexpected building costs when one building inspector ordered her to rebuild parts of the meadery that a previous inspector had approved. “It was the bare minimum to keep me from going under.”
The goal was hit—and exceeded—within a week. “It was incredible,” says Bos. “It surpassed my expectations.”
Donations beyond the original goal will go toward construction bills and maybe some fun things beyond that. “Not only tools and machinery that will make the meadery more efficient,” Bos says. “I’m really excited about the tasting room.”
The stainless steel fermentation tanks in Bos Meadery’s production room on East Washington are currently bubbling away with a wildflower mead made from three kinds of honey and a buckwheat wildflower blend. Local fans of artisan brews and unique flavors should be able to find Bos Meadery’s dry meads in 750 mL bottles before the end of the year and potentially on tap at select bars.
Editor's Note: Colleen Bos has been an occasional contributor to dane101.