2017 AMMA Mead Conference

The first ever AMMA Mead Conference was a great success, we sold out the tickets, and initial feedback says people enjoyed it and thought it had good subjects. We had the Conference and Industry Networking event just before the Mazer Cup International Mead Competition and Mead Mixer.


You can see the slate of speakers who came to talk below.

If you weren’t able to make the Mead Conference, you can still see what happened! Because we had all tickets sell, we had just enough budget left to hire a professional videographer to video the entire thing!

You can purchase your copy of the 1st Annual AMMA Mead Conference Videos and Speaker Notes here

Speakers and Sessions:

(speakers and topics subject to change)

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Amina Harris
Director Honey and Pollination Center
Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
Has the Mead Industry Reached the Tipping Point?
8:45 AM – 8:55 AM Vicky Rowe
Craft Beverage Marketing
The AMMA and the Mead Industry
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Kirk Reedy, Head of Quality Control
B. Nektar Meadery
Setting Up a Quality Control Laboratory and Program in a Commercial Meadery
9:50 AM – 10:00 AM Break Refreshments available in the back of the room
10:05 AM – 10:50 AM Michael Jordan, Beekeeper
The Bee Whisperer

Creating One Gallon Batches for Experimental Commercial Meads Cost Effectively

Using CBD Oil for Medicated Meads

10:55 AM – 11:40 AM Sergio Moutela, Owner
Melovino Meadery
Starting Your Meadery
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Billy Beltz
Marketing Director, ACE
Owner, Lost Cause Meadery (in planning)
Don’t Buy Advertising: How to Market Your Meadery on Meager Means
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch on your Own The Omni Interlocken has two excellent restaurants, the Tap Room, and The Meritage. You can find the closest restaurants outside the hotel here.
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Jeff Herbert, Owner
Superstition Meadery
Barrel Aging Your Mead – Coopering Demonstration
2:35 PM – 3:20 PM Maria Peterson
Filtration Specialist
Scott Labs
Separation Anxiety: Observational insights to Understanding Mead Filtration
3:25 PM – 4:10 PM Ash Fishbein, Owner
Matt Trahan, Owner
Sap House Meadery
Growing Your Meadery With Limited Resources
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Keynote:
Ken Schramm
Schramm’s Mead
“The Compleat Meadmaker”
Where Do We Go From Here?

AMMA Members will get a discount, so if you’re not already a member, get your membership now!

Get your copy of the 1st Annual AMMA Mead Conference Videos and Speaker Decks!


Please bring your receipt and photo ID with you to gain entrance. If coming as an AMMA member, please have the name your membership is registered under.









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