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Thirsty Bee Meadery, a first for Tomball, opens on Commerce Street
Mead is available on tap or in the bottle. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kelly and Matt Brantley opened Thirsty Bee Meadery in early January at 108 Commerce St., Tomball. The Brantleys, who also own BZ Honey in Tomball, brew mead—also known as "honey wine"—by fermenting local BZ Honey with yeast and water, Matthew said. Some meads also feature various fruits or spices, such as blueberries in Boozeberry, which has been a popular mead, he said.
The couple said they believe Thirsty Bee Meadery is the 13th meadery in Texas. In addition to tastings and mead to go, Thirsty Bee also has a selection of prepackaged meats and cheeses, BZ Honey and items made from local beeswax available for sale. Thirsty Bee is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. www.thirstybeemeadery.com