2017 AMMA Mead Conference

The first ever AMMA Mead Conference will be held at the Omni International Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado on March 8, 2017, in conjunction with the Mazer Cup International Mead Competition and Mead Mixer.

We will be having an all day series of seminars covering everything from managing mead nutrients to barrel aging mead (with a possible onsite building of an oak barrel), and many subjects in between. We go all day, from 8 AM-5 PM, jam packed with great info.

We will follow the seminars with the MeadUp, a 2 hour mingling event to hobnob with your fellow mead enthusiasts. We will feature meads from around the United States, and some yummy appetizers! You’ll have a break, and then it’s mead and munchies from 7 PM-9 PM.

The Mazer Cup has graciously agreed to extend their hotel discount to cover the AMMA Mead Conference. You can obtain your hotel reservations here. Since the event starts at 8:00 AM, we strongly recommend that you plan to arrive on March 7.

Still have questions? Contact Vicky Rowe and let me know how I can help!

Speakers and Sessions:

(speakers and topics subject to change)

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Amina Harris
Director Honey and Pollination Center
Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
Has the Mead Industry Reached the Tipping Point?
8:45 AM – 8:55 AM Vicky Rowe
Craft Beverage Marketing
The AMMA and the Mead Industry
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Kirk Reedy, Head of Quality Control
B. Nektar Meadery
Setting Up a Quality Control Laboratory and Program in a Commercial Meadery
9:50 AM – 10:00 AM Break Refreshments available in the back of the room
10:05 AM – 10:50 AM Michael Jordan, Beekeeper
The Bee Whisperer

Creating One Gallon Batches for Experimental Commercial Meads Cost Effectively

Using CBD Oil for Medicated Meads

10:55 AM – 11:40 AM Sergio Moutela, Owner
Melovino Meadery
Starting Your Meadery
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Billy Beltz
Marketing Director, ACE
Owner, Lost Cause Meadery (in planning)
Don’t Buy Advertising: How to Market Your Meadery on Meager Means
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch on your Own The Omni Interlocken has two excellent restaurants, the Tap Room, and The Meritage. You can find the closest restaurants outside the hotel here.
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Jeff Herbert, Owner
Superstition Meadery
Barrel Aging Your Mead – Coopering Demonstration
2:35 PM – 3:20 PM Maria Peterson
Filtration Specialist
Scott Labs
Separation Anxiety: Observational insights to Understanding Mead Filtration
3:25 PM – 4:10 PM Matt Trahan, Owner
Sap House Meadery
Growing Your Meadery With Limited Resources
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Keynote:
Ken Schramm
Schramm’s Mead
“The Compleat Meadmaker”
Where Do We Go From Here?

Get Your Tickets!

There will be only 75 tickets sold for the Mead Seminars, so get yours quick!! And the ticket limit is 170 at the MeadUp that evening.

All tickets are Will Call at the door.

AMMA Members will get a discount, so if you’re not already a member, get your membership now!


AMMA Mead Conference Ticket:


MeadUp Ticket (members):


Conference and MeadUp Combo (members):



Please bring your receipt and photo ID with you to gain entrance. If coming as an AMMA member, please have the name your membership is registered under.