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Mead Maker Makes More Mead


Fans of a Willamette Valley mead maker that went out of business last year are celebrating after the company’s products are available again.

Nectar Creek Meadery opened in 2012. At its peak, the Philomath-based company's products were available in nine states. But last fall, the numbers didn’t add up anymore, and the company closed its doors.

Now, the brand is coming back to life thanks to an acquisition by 2 Towns Ciderhouse in nearby Corvallis. Phil Lorenz, who helped found Nectar Creek, said there was a huge response when the announcement was made on social media. “It’s been incredible touching to see how excited people are that we’re coming back, and we can’t wait to be here for them,” he said.

Lorenz will stay on with 2 Towns Ciderhouse as a brand manager. The re-booted Nectar Creek’s mead is for sale at 2 Towns tap room in Corvallis with home delivery options also available. The company says it will distribute the product more widely starting in September.

Mead is a fermented drink made from honey.

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