June updates

It's summer already! May has been a very busy month for us here at Uprising, with the big news being that we are finally FULLY LICENSED! We started production on our first four meads this month, which will be the ones we open with in August. Taking our production from 20 liters to 600 has been a challenge for sure! Luckily both nurses (Jenn) and paramedics (Nate) are experts at the art of improvisation and “MacGyvering” solutions, so we're still trucking along with relatively minor losses along the way.

On the construction side of things, we're still working on the tasting room. This month will see the bathrooms and foyer renovated, and the bar and tables built. Our kegerator has already arrived and we can't wait to get it set up and ready for action!

Now for the deals! We're offering two limited opportunities to get in on all the delicious mead action. First is our mead membership. This is a quarterly club that delivers three bottles of mead to your door. This will include some very limited editions, so this is your chance to get bottles set aside for you before they're even released. We have to start small with this until our production can scale up, so we're limiting the number of members. The second opportunity is the Founder Club, detailed on the right. Please click here for full details on both offerings.

Until next month! -Jenn and Nate

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We are officially licensed and producing!!!

Here we go! Uprising Meadworks is pleased to announce that we are fully licensed and have started our first batch of mead! We are planning our grand opening on August 3-4, which coincides with National Mead Day!

This journey has been the most difficult thing either of us have undertaken in our lives, but it has also been 100% worth it. We are so excited to be able to share our mead with you. Nothing makes us happier than watching someone have their first taste, and seeing the look of pleasure on their faces.

We have learned so much about the business of producing alcohol, and look forward to learning even more, and we're so happy to share this experience with so many of you. Your support and encouragement have been invaluable to us and for that we say THANK YOU!

Slàinte! -Jenn and Nate

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Our Production Space is Finished!

We've got a lot to report this month, as finally the build-out of the production area is COMPLETE and we passed our state Division of Liquor Control inspection!  Paperwork is processing, but we should be fully licensed and ready to produce within a week or so.  All of our tanks are set up, have been cleaned and tested, and are ready to go.  Walls, floors and ceilings are all complete also, and look fantastic (if I do say so myself).

This has been quite a journey.  For those who know us, you know this has been a near obsession for Nate and me for about 18 months now.  When we first moved into our space in October, it was a church, and now it's a fully functional meadery (we kept the pulpit though).  

Our next steps are to start producing the mead, as it takes 9-12 weeks to complete, and while that's in progress, we're turning our attentions to the taproom side of the facility.  Most notably, we have bars and tables to build, and a tap system to purchase.  We can't wait to have you all sitting at our bar!

Exciting things are coming, just stay tuned for more updates and THANK YOU for your support.

Finally some progress!

We are pleased to announce that after a few months of delays, we are finally making progress on our build-out!  We're in the midst of getting plumbing installed, the drains are are in, concrete is poured, and the final touches on the walls are being done next week.  

The next step is to get our final plumbing inspection and then the state ABC (Alcohol Board of Control) comes out for our State winery license inspection.  If all goes well (fingers etc. crossed please) we'll be ready to produce by April 15th!  

Thanks to everyone for their support, encouragement and PATIENCE during this process.  We've got some great stuff planned, so keep watching for updates.