Address: 200 Anderson Street, Portland ME 04101 / (207) 773-6323
About Us / Maine Mead Works History: Maine Mead Works was founded in 2007 with a big vision and a core philosophy that embraces innovation, the environment and our local community. Guided by these values, we are on a mission to re-introduce you to an ancient beverage that is handcrafted with the best ingredients Maine has to offer.\n\nAs a technology entrepreneur, founder Ben Alexander sought the guidance of Dr. Garth Cambray, an award winning mead maker from South Africa who founded Makana Meadery in 2001. Garth received a PhD in Biotechnology from Rhodes University with research focused on advanced mead making systems. It soon became clear that a synergy existed between Ben and Garth and in December of 2007, Garth came to Maine to help design us design Maine Mead Works. Since then, our team, which includes Ben’s wife Carly and mead maker Nick Higgins, has been perfecting our recipes and exploring the versatility of this complex drink.\n\nBen and Garth’s business partnership has evolved into a friendship based on a shared vision of restoring mead’s place in popular culture. After spending three years perfecting our continuous fermentation process, we’re sharing it with the world. Please contact us if you’re interested in learning more about us.