Maryland Meadworks Grand Opening Saturday

Maryland Meadworks will hold its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Hyattsville at 4700 Rhode Island Ave.

The Route 1 corridor’s first and only meadery will host opening remarks and a ribbon-cutting starting at 4 p.m., followed by a Halloween-themed party from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to come in costume.

Founder Ken Carter said that several dignitaries have RSVP’ed for the ribbon-cutting, including local officials, state lawmakers and Kevin Atticks, head of the Maryland Wineries Association, who will emcee the ceremony.

To commemorate the grand opening, Maryland Meadworks will serve two new meads: Pumpkin Spice, made with whole organic spices from the Glut co-op organic market in Mount Rainier, and Dragon’s Breath, made with fresh organic habanero peppers.

The meadery has been open informally since September, which Carter said has been helpful for refining things.

“Our soft openings were a great way to test our mead varieties and our systems,” he told the Hyattsville Wire. “In addition, we got a lot of valuable feedback that we have begun to put into action.”

Maryland Meadworks joins neighboring Shortcake Bakery, nearby Pizzeria Paradiso and Art Works Now, and Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. in a business renaissance in recent years in Hyattsville’s arts district.

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