Queen City Meadery (QCM) celebrated its official grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 3, National Mead Day. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce was held at the meadery’s tasting room at 290 Center Road in West Seneca. 

Queen City Meadery opened its doors to patrons seeking an alternatively unique drinking experience on Dec. 7, 2018. Since then, QCM has been pouring a variety of still and session meads with critical acclaim. Due to the heightened demand and traffic upon opening its doors, the meadmakers at Queen City Meadery elected to hold the grand opening festivities in the summer to accommodate a larger crowd. 

Organized by the American Homebrewers Association in 2002, National Mead Day looks to increase mead awareness and foster camaraderie among meadmakers. Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruits, spices or hops. The defining characteristic of mead is that the majority of the beverage is derived from honey.  

For more information on Queen City Meadery, please visit queencitymeadery.com or call 320-0354.