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CAMP AF – MEET YOUR CAMP COUNSELORS – COLLEEN

Name/Age: Colleen M, 31

Role: Camp Counselor, Camp Orange

Bio: Hi, the name is Colleen. I am the newest to AF, when it comes to being behind the bar but, I have been coming here for the past few years with a group of friends who just happen to consistently get recruited by Jay and Margot. I think that’s due to our charming personalities! I am down for any adventure and enjoy my time creating cocktails and being a mom. I am looking forward to having a great summer here at camp AF! Orange you glad I came?

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CAMP AF – MEET YOUR CAMP COUNSELORS – FAITH

Name/Age: Faith J, 36

Role: Camp Counselor, Camp Red

Bio: Yes, my name is Faith and yes, I know the song (I’m a little more Limp Bizkit than George Michael). It’s been fun going from avid customer to employee a little over a year ago. The tap room is always a place full of interesting and hilarious conversations. I love helping new customers experience the variety of products AF has to offer. You can find me in the tap room serving up some shrubs and assisting my husband, Arin (a PE teacher and veteran summer camp counselor) with Camp Olympics. I’m not a huge fan of the sun, but winning IS everything. So join team Red. However, if you choose another team, be ready to Dread the Red.

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CAMP AF – MEET YOUR CAMP COUNSELORS – LISA

Name/Age: Lisa M, 34

Role: Camp Counselor, Camp Green

Bio: Sassing, I mean serving AF customers since 2019. When not at AF I am lifting things up and putting them down or spending time with my pup. If you’ve come in on Friday you know it can get weird, and I’m here to make it weirder. I’ll be here either serving you drinks, instigating weirdness, helping with the MaidMakers series, or helping with all camp activities. Can’t wait to see you all soon!

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CAMP AF – MEET YOUR CAMP COUNSELORS – LAURA

Name/Age: Laura P, 31

Role: Camp Counselor, Camp Red

Bio: I have been hanging out at Ancient Fire since 2018. It started with hanging out for drinks, to celebrating my birthday here, and now working here. I am excited for a summer of activities, and will most likely be in on my days off to help cheer on Team Red!

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CAMP AF – Meet Your Camp Counselors – Melissa

Name/Age: Melissa K, 27

Role: Camp Counselor, Camp Green

Bio: What started as a joke with Jay and Margot about an employee discount has resulted in my working at Ancient Fire for 2 years now. That’s okay though because I enjoy working at Ancient Fire and serving you fine folks almost as much as I enjoy drinking at AF….and that’s saying something. If you’ve been to the taproom on a Thursday or Friday I’ve probably served you a pint or two with a sassy remark. I’m always down for shenanigans as long as they wrap up by 9pm so I can get home to my dog (yes, I will show you dog pics). I’m so excited to lead the green team and instigate the chaos. I am certainly ready for the birds and bees, the apple trees, and a whole lotta foolin’ around!

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CAMP AF – Meet Your Camp Counselors – Krystin

Name/Age: Krystin W, 31

Role: Camp Counselor, Camp Orange

Bio: I’m a long time AF customer, turned meadery assistant. You might have met me in the taproom already, but if not I bet you’ve seen some of my contributions in the new art on the menu boards. I’m a cat mom, illustrator and painter and couldn’t be more excited for all the fun crafty camp things and mead releases we have planned! Can’t wait to see y’all at Camp AF! This summer is gonna be a blast.

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CAMP AF – Meet Your Camp Directors – Margot (Sweet)

Name/Age: Margot P, 48

Nickname: Sweet

Role: Camp Director

Bio: I have been enjoying the tasty beverages made by Ancient Fire’s meadmaker for over 20 years since I was the #1 taste tester when he was home brewing. Since opening Ancient Fire I have been most recognized as the crazy lady who makes the videos with very questionable singing and acting talents. I am so excited for Camp AF as it was the first marketing plan idea I created before we even opened. The idea was inspired by one too many viewings of the classic Bill Murray film “Meatballs”.  And yes, I am indeed ready for the summer, ready for the sunshine and a whole lotta foolin around!

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CAMP AF – Meet Your Camp Directors – Jason (Salty)

Name/Age: Jason P, 48

Nickname: Salty

Role: Camp Director

Bio: As the mead and cider maker for Ancient Fire for the last 3.5 years I’ve had the immense pleasure of sharing my art with our community. I can’t wait to share some of the new meads we are getting ready for summer release!

Are you ready for the summer?!?!?!?!? As one of your Camp Directors for CAMP AF this summer I am here to help you participate in all of your favorite events, get your stamp card updated and otherwise make sure you have fun. I’ll also be making CAMP AF announcements with a bullhorn at the camp lodge (tap room), so make your plans and come join in the summer camp fun!

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Now Hear This!

Several times recently friends and fans have remarked that they were out of content and asked if we had any suggestions for cool new podcasts for them to listen to.

Because there are literally hundreds of different genres for podcasts out there and I don’t keep up with even the most popular ones, my responses have largely been constrained to local podcasts that I know of because I’ve been on them.

With that in mind I’ve rounded up a list of podcast episodes I and/or Margot have been over the years, forgive me if I have forgotten anyone, and we hope you enjoy the exploration.

A couple of important programming notes:

  • Don’t listen to any of these podcasts looking for wit and wisdom from me, I’m just a fun loving guy who makes mead and cider for a living.  This has always been about having fun.
  • At least one of these episodes involved a classic Margot moment where she tells a great story about something she learned from the Urban Dictionary. That is worth the price of admission alone.
  • The point above can be translated to, some of this content may be NSFW, so listen in private or with headphones so you don’t risk questions about your tastes.

The most recent podcast was the Maidmakers on Got Mead Live where Margot, Lisa, Melissa and Kayleigh shared the stories behind the series of meads made by the ladies of Ancient Fire.

Happy Listening!

Jason

Updated Gift Card Process

We sell gift cards! We always have!

These gift cards are part of our original gift card solution and pre-date our Take Out and Direct Shipping online stores. Gift cards we create at the meadery don’t natively work in either of those places. 

But fear not, we have solutions!

Did you buy or get a gift card and want to use it to place a Take Out order? We’ve got you covered. Contact us at sales@ancientfiremeads.com. We will get the gift card number from you and will then convert the balance of the gift card to coupon codes that can be used in the online store. Once complete, the gift card will be deactivated. The coupon code will be created in $5 or $10 denominations with a use count up to the dollar value on the card. You will be able to use the coupon as many times as needed to redeem your full card balance. 

Did you buy or get a gift card and want to use it to place a direct shipping order? We’ve got this handled as well! Contact us at sales@ancientfiremeads.com. We will get the gift card number from you, create or confirm a Vinoshipper account for you (via e-mail address) and ultimately convert the balance of the gift card to a credit on your account in the direct shipping store. Once complete, the gift card will be deactivated. The credit stays on your account until it is completely used, meaning an unused balance is stored if you don’t use it all on your next order. 

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