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Father, son open Oppegaard Meadery in Tukwila, Washington

Photo courtesy Tukwila Reporter

Photo courtesy Tukwila Reporter

““Ten years ago, there were probably a handful of meaderies in the country maybe 10 – maybe not even that,” Rob said. “Now there are over 300 and many more coming up. It is the fastest alcohol sector growth area in the past three or four years.”

In the Pacific Northwest, mead has caught on quickly. Washington state is home to several meaderies.

“It has grown pretty big here,” Jon said. “A lot of the hipsters are starting to get bored of craft beer, and they are starting to look for something new to jump onto, and mead is kind of filling that void.””

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Father, son open meadery in Tukwila