WEST MONROE, LA (2/8/20)– An award-winning meadery opened in West Monroe today and they’re offering more than just wine. What started out as beekeepers and two veterans, turned into Louisiana’s first meadery right here in West Monroe. Two Warriors Meadery specializes in Louisiana honey-wine and its grand opening was Saturday, February 8th.
“We are two hours in and have sold approximately 30 to 40 percent of what we had,” said Curtis Sims, owner/ head mead maker for the Two Warriors Meadery.
Curtis Sims and Cameron Myers’ story goes beyond wine. Both are US veterans and want their business to represent and benefit those who served their country.
“A portion of all of our sales go towards local veteran charities because, being veterans ourselves, we believe in helping our brothers and sisters,” said Sims.
The two honey-wines that were on the shelves were Bayou Blueberry and Oden’s Love. The owners say they don’t just support local veterans but they also get a majority of their ingredients from local shops
“The honey for both actually come out of Jonesboro. The spices mead came out of Fiesta nutrition in Monroe. The blueberries from the blueberry mead came out of the Brown Blueberry Farm which is just south of West Monroe,” said Sims.
Sims says they are thankful for the community and those who have traveled to show support. Governor Edwards has even already inducted the meadery into The Louisiana Veterans First Initiative.
“All I can say is thanks. I really appreciate the love and support everyone has given us,” said Sims.
Today’s grand opening might leave the meadery sold out. However, another batch of standard mead will be done in a week and a half. They also say they plan to experiment with other mead flavors.
WEST MONROE, La. (The News Star) – (12/12/19) Our partners at The News Star say the state’s first meadery is set to open this weekend, bringing years of award-winning mead-making skills to the market.
Curtis Sims and Cameron Myers are both U.S. Army veterans. Initially, the friends were both beekeepers, then they started making mead together and now they’re co-owners at Two Warriors Meadery, 95 McClendon Ave. Suite A, West Monroe.
Sims and Myers started the licensing process in 2017, and final approval on all fronts came through in early November. Everything was ready to go. They started a batch of mead the next day.
On Saturday, they’ll open to the public.
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