Honey and Hops Brew Works owners Ian, Isaac and Adam Rushing3-15-22 Tonight at 9PM ET, we’re talking with Ian, Adam and Isaac Rushing, owners of Honey and Hops Brew Works in Front Royal, VA.

Honey and Hops Brew Works is a meadery started on a shoestring, and the Rushing brothers have gotten it to a thriving business.

It started in 2019, with a Kickstarter that raised 11K in funds.  Then the brothers went on to find a location, and secure that, and get the licensing started.

Then along came 2020 (queue ominous music) and the pandemic (more ominous music).

But the brothers from Alaska (now living in Front Royal, VA) were undeterred.

Honey and Hops opened their doors April 10th, 2020, about 3 weeks after the world shut down (Virginia went into lockdown on March 18th, 2020). They started with 5 flavors, and by the end of the first year had released just over 20 of their small batch meads. Within 8 months of operating out of their first location, they had a signed lease on a space 3 times the size of their original space, directly on Main St in Front Royal.

Owned and operated by 3 brothers (out of 8 siblings) that grew up in Alaska, they have grown steadily over the past 2 years since opening.

Adam started home brewing beer in 2015. Adam is fourth out of 8 siblings. He is our lead mead maker, and is the creative genius behind most of our flavor combinations.

Ian has a background in journalism and marketing. He is the oldest of 8 siblings, and somehow persuaded Isaac and Adam to move from Alaska to Front Royal VA to start this venture.

Isaac is the third oldest of 8 siblings. He has spent many years in management, and was our first “full time” employee, managing our day to day operations.

Join us to talk with Ian, Adam and Isaac and hear more about how they got things going on a shoestring in the middle of the pandemic, and what they’re doing with their meads.

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