St. Ambrose Cellars is rooted in over 30 years of beekeeping and honey harvesting tradition. Kirk and Sharon Jones have been raising hives, extracting honey, and producing honey-based products since the late 1970s in Beulah, MI and Florida.

In the early 2010s, after years of home-based experimentation with the art of meadmaking, Kirk and Sharon embarked on a new journey: bringing a full-fledged meadery to Northern Michigan. With the creation of soon-to-be favorites like Razzmatazz – a raspberry and honey melomel – and Tupelo Ambrosia – a traditional still mead made from the rare and delicate tupelo honey they gather in the Florida panhandle – St. Ambrose Cellars was born.

Soon, they developed a new line that has become a signature of the meadery – the St. Ambrose Cellars Draft Style Meads. Carbonated like a beer or hard cider, these microbrews of the mead world feature bold flavors like lemon, raspberry, apples, and sour blackberry.

All the honey for our meads is harvested by the hard-working bees tended by the hard-working beekeepers at Sleeping Bear Farms. The majority of our meads use Star Thistle Honey harvested here in Northern Michigan, while others use the magical Tupelo Honey harvested by the Florida branch of the Sleeping Bear beekeeping operation. Check out all the honey products made by Sleeping Bear Farms at their own site – they are available for purchase in stores across the country, through the site, and through Amazon.


Kirk the Beekeeper