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February 21, 2013

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Moonlight Meadery

has NYC distribution

LONDONDERRY - A new moon is rising in the Big Apple. Moonlight Meadery LLC and brand agent St. Killian announced Union Beer as distributing agent in New York, effective as of Dec. 20.

“Our meads are a perfect fit for the Big Apple,” said Michael Fairbrother, founder and mead-maker. “Kurt’s Apple Pie will blow adult beverage consumers away with the complexity of apple cider, Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans and Vietnamese Cinnamon. Some people will think, Apple Pie as a wine? Try it … you’ll love it!”

Fairbrother oversees all production and leads the success of this small business with his entrepreneurial spirit and driving passion to bring creative, bold and unique high quality meads to the mainstream market.

Excitement surrounding the rediscovery of mankind’s oldest fermented beverage is a major comeback for this long lost category of fermented beverages. The company’s slogan, “Romance by the glass …” connects the theory of the origins of the term “honeymoon,” said to come from the tradition of giving a married couple enough mead to last through the first moon cycle of marriage to promote happiness and fertility.

The company sweetens interest with romantic product names like Desire, Stiletto, and Wild with a touch of humor for a spicy series named Scorn and Fury.

Moonlight Meadery started commercial production in May 2010. Michael Fairbrother realized a vision to bring creative meads to the adult beverage industry with its increasing appetite for fine flavor profiles, by introducing a broad selection of choice meads from dry to dessert style.

Current capacity is 400,000 bottles per year, distributed nationwide from their 4,000-square-foot facility in Londonderry, offering tours and tastings daily.

Goodwill offers

women job skills

PORTLAND, Maine — Additional help is on the way for women in the area who are having difficulty advancing their careers. Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is one of 45 Goodwill agencies across the country to take part in an innovative program that provides job training and placement services to women.

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