We were in the studio for a conversation with Ian Rushing, one of the founders of Honey & Hops Brew Works, a new meadery opening in Front Royal this coming spring. They are located in Royal Village: 650-A W. 11th Street. Ian told us about the meadery’s inception, their search for their current location and why they chose Front Royal. We talked about the mead-making process and Ian’s home hive. Ian also explained some of the lessons learned as they’ve navigated their building renovations and focused on getting the business up and running. After the show, I was able to sample 3 of Honey & Hops meads: Strawberry, Blackberry & the Hoppy Blood Orange Ian mentioned on the show. I’m looking forward to visiting the meadery when they open – potentially in late April 2020. You can follow their progress and get updates on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/honeyandhops/ and on their website: https://www.honeyandhopsbrewworks.com/