Michael Fairbrother: From moonlighting to full-time mead making

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Michael Fairbrother, left, founder of Moonlight Meadery, with Mike Morin.

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ResetHe went from IT to the bees. Former software engineer Michael Fairbrother chucked high tech to become a mead maker and in just five years has become a leading authority on the beverage made largely from fermented honey.

Mead is the oldest fermented beverage, according to Fairbrother, and predates written history.

Moonlight Meadery of Londonderry is one of the most competition-decorated meaderies in the country. Fairbrother is also President of the American Mead Makers Association, made up of 160 mead makers. His expertise has him flying to wine centers like California and Chile to speak on the subject of his passion-mead.

Moonlight Meadery

23 Londonderry Rd, Unit #17
Londonderry, NH, 03053



For tours, tastings, retail sales.

Monday – Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday & Friday 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Longtime broadcaster and author – and now podcaster – Mike Morin, explores mid-life changes that redirect our path toward happiness with Reset: 40 is the New Happy podcast series.

Mike Morin is a broadcaster, author, speaker and now podcaster, busy celebrating life’s second acts via the airwaves. Maybe you can help: Are you rediscovering yourself beyond 40? Do you  have an interesting “second-act” to share? Do you know someone who left their career to follow their dreams? Contact Morin at mikemorinmedia@gmail.com and you could be the next person to add “inspirational voice of reinvention” to your resume by sharing your story on Reset: 40 is the New Happy.

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