Mark your calendar for a fun night out to support your club!
What: Silent Auction and Mead Tasting
When: Tuesday, December 10, 6pm–9pm [note the earlier starting time]
Where: Auditorium at Matthaei Botanical Gardens (1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105)
Cost: Admission to the Gala and silent auction is FREE; mead tasting is $15 for five one-ounce pours, and includes a keepsake engraved wine glass
Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers Club presents its 4th Annual Holiday Gala! It will feature a silent auction and mead tasting, along with a presentation on mead by Lauren Bloom & Matt Ritchey, owners of Bløm Meadworks (Ann Arbor, MI). Admission to the Gala and silent auction is FREE; mead tasting is $15 for five one-ounce pours, and includes a keepsake engraved wine glass. Appetizers will be provided.
"At Bløm Meadworks (pronounced “bloom”), we make what we like to call session meads and ciders – they’re light, dry, carbonated, and remarkably sessionable. For our meads, we start with the same ingredients as a traditional mead - honey, water and yeast - which means we can source all of our ingredients from Michigan. Unlike most meads though, we ferment it like a dry craft cider, so the result isn’t nearly as thick or sweet as traditional mead. So, if the word “mead” automatically conjures a drinking hall filled with Vikings for you, think of ours as its friendly, approachable descendants, without the pillage and plunder." Learn more at http://www.drinkblom.com/.
This event is the club's primary fundraiser of the year. Please join us to sample a selection of meads from a dozen craft producers (including Bløm), learn about mead from the experts, and finish up your Christmas shopping (or buy yourself a little something!) at the silent auction.