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Orlando's first ever Meadery, Zymarium Meadery hosting Grand Opening Party this weekend

Exciting news as Zymarium Meadery get ready to throw open the doors for the first time, this weekend at 1121 N Mills Ave. in the Milk District.


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Joe and Ginger Leigh, owners of Zymarium Meadery, will officially open the doors to their venture, tomorrow, Saturday, August 19 in the Mill 50 District at 1121 N Mills Ave.


As Joe and Ginger are expecting the grand opening party to be very busy they will be handing out colored wristbands to allow groups to enter the tasting room in two-hour blocks, starting at noon and running until midnight.


The grand opening party will include 18+ different meads on tap, special one-off kegs, limited bottles for sale, and amazing food trucks!



The business has been a long time in the planning and although the couple had hoped to have the meadowy open in 2022, its great to know that Zymarium Meadery is finally open.


To get the business up and running, Joe and Ginger ran a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised $44,568 towards opening their meadery.


The location in Mills 50 which was previously home to Orange Studio and Say It Loud! advertising agency, is 6,000 square feet space and includes a large bar/taproom area, production area, and separate areas that will be open for special events.


Joe and Ginger commented, "It's been such a crazy journey getting this far, and we are so thankful for everyone that has been a part of making it happen, and the amazing team that will be running the taproom! We are officially counting down the days...See you soon!!"


Zymarium Meadery Mills 50 Orlando

Zymarium Meadery is a collaboration between co-owners Joe Leigh and Ginger Leigh who are bringing together their individual and shared passions to showcase the art and science of making high quality, flavorful meads.


Joe Leigh, who is Zymarium's master mead-maker, has developed over 85 unique and highly rated meads with over 30 medals and awards in mead making in the past 3 years, including 6 Mazer Cups, and was named one of the top 10 AMMA National Mead Makers of the year in 2018 and 2019.


Zymarium Meadery Mills 50 Orlando

Ginger Leigh, who is known professionally as Synthestruct, is a multisensory artist and experience designer whose large scale audio-visual works and interactive installations have been presented at venues around the world, and was voted Orlando's 'Best Visual Artist' for her works throughout the city at Snap! Gallery, Immerse, Dazzling Nights, and the Orlando Science Center.


Creating new experiences for all the senses is at the heart of Zymarium Meadery, both in how we craft our meads, and through our tasting room, which will be designed entirely by Synthestruct, who specializes in creating futuristic and immersive experiences that utilize the latest in creative technology.


Zymarium Meadery Mills 50 Orlando

The tasting room will embody this passion for sensory exploration as a space for guets to indulge in new experiences to pair with your favorite meads (or flight!) of choice.


They will have 12 different taps for guests to try when they visit the meadery, spanning many different styles of mead, which will be constantly rotating with new flavors to explore! There will be carbonated Session meads, which emulate craft beer styles and strength, pure honey meads ("Traditionals"), which have a wonderfully balanced semi-sweet profile to showcase Florida's incredible range of local honey flavors, and Imperial Meads, which are big and bold, letting you get lost in the flavors of honey, fruit, or other fun things like coconut, vanilla, or chocolate.


Zymarium Meadery Mills 50 Orlando

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