Doors open on Milford’s first meadery

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Dave and Jen Wade cut the ribbon on their new meadery

Milford’s first meadery opened its doors on Saturday, March 23 with a ribbon cutting and soft opening held on Friday, March 22. What to Ferment (WTF) Meadery offers locally brewed meads as well as beer, wines and canned cocktails.

“We are excited to be here and welcome Dave and Jen Wade to downtown Milford,” Sara LeBright, Executive Director of Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) said. “Dave has been doing this for about four years now and says everyone told him you guys need to open a place. It is family owned and operated with Jen and Dave working the meadery alongside Jen’s father, John.”

The meadery does not have food but snacks are available for purchase and guests are invited to bring their own food into the pirate-themed bar. Everyone who enters must be 21 or older and no outside alcohol is permitted. A large pirate treasure map adorns one wall and lighting consists of small “boat-style” lanterns. One television will play movies like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and the other a video history of how the meadery was formed.

The first customers at WTF Meadery, Devon and Bell, enjoy samples of mead (Photo courtesy of WTF Meadery)

“Thank you to everyone who has supported us, our family and friends, Zack and Marissa [King], we could not have done this without them,” Jen said.

Dave echoed her sentiments.

“Zack and Marissa have been behind us every step of the way, guiding us and helping us bring our dream to life,” Dave said.”

The meadery hours will be Thursday and Friday, 4 PM to 9 PM and Saturday, Noon until 9 PM. They are located at 27 South Walnut Street, Suite 101, directly across from the First Presbyterian Church of Milford. Parking is available behind the church as well as on Southwest Front Street behind the Farmacy, Milford Tavern and LaHacienda.

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