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)
Mead is available on tap or in the bottle. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mead is available on tap or in the bottle. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Thirsty Bee Meadery opened in January on Commerce Street. (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
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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