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December 6, 2012

Sweet success

Moonlight Meadery enjoys rapid growth

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Last month, Moonlight Meadery received an investment from Vested For Growth, a Concord-based company that helps business owners increase their profits.

"In Moonlinght Meadery, we saw growing sales and an excellent management team," said James Key-Wallace, a senior investor at Vested for Growth. "This company is poised to accelerate and offer high quality jobs to the community for many years to come."

Fairbrother sees his business as not only a sweet success story, but one of hard work, perseverance and commitment to making a solid product.

"We are doing something nobody else in the county has done so far," he said. "Keeping up with the demand is almost impossible."

He said more and more people are trying the drink and liking it. That brings customers in the door.

"We had over 3,000 people since May come in for tastings," he said.

This summer, Moonlight Meadery signed a distribution agreement with St. Killian Importing Company that will help Fairbrother expand to retailers in all 50 states.

Fairbrother calls his success "breathtaking." He said he doesn't always think of it as work, but as a total labor of love. He and his wife, Berniece, even got married at the meadery.

"It's a dream story," he said.

Moonlight Meadery is located at 23 Londonderry Road, Unit 17. For information, contact Fairbrother at 216-2162 or visit moonlightmeadery.com.

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