The All-Wise brewing philosophy follows ancient mead-making techniques by sourcing from small growers & producers and practicing minimal intervention. This approach yields dry, expressive meads with flavors that continue to develop as the living beverage ages in-bottle.
What is mead?
Mead (also known as honey-wine) is the oldest alcoholic drinks known to man. It is made from honey and water via fermentation with yeast. Honey acts as the active sugar ingredient during the fermentation process; just like wine is made from grapes, our product comes from the bees’ sweet nectar.
Sprouse discovered his passion for making mead as a young adult in California. Once Sprouse moved to New York for college, he continued experimenting and swapping recipes across the country with his friends. Through his exploration and experimentation, the young brewer found that he preferred naturally-made meads that were rare in the mass market. Most of the meads encountered in stores, restaurants and bars were sweet, potent, and heavily manipulated during the brewing process.
Eager to share his unique style of mead with others, Sprouse decided to work on his own label, All-Wise. That’s when long time college friend Matt Kwan came in. They sought out the best New York honey-makers and perfected their flagship recipe. The label launched in fall of 2017, challenging wide-spread assumptions about the ancient beverage and offering a fresh and simple mead to the masses.
Dylan sprouse — ceo & head mazer
It was upon graduation in 2015 that Sprouse realized his true passion for brewing, having spent the better part of his college career experimenting with different mead formulations and perfecting his recipes at NYU. Sprouse developed his distinct recipes through trial and error in the small confines of his dorm room. Sprouse’s understanding of the business of distilling came as a result of a job working at Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn, which would eventually inspire the creation of All-Wise Meadery.
Matt Kwan — CFO & Mazer
Born in the Bronx, Kwan was raised in Montgomery, Alabama returning to New York to study economics at NYU (though he remains an avid Crimson Tide fan). It was in the freshmen dorms that he met Sprouse, immediately connecting over their mutual interest in spirits and brewing. In addition to his interest in finance and investments, Kwan is a skilled poker player, an avid eSports fan and has placed in a number of Texas Hold’em tournaments.
Pinky & Magnus — cmo
Our best employees. Magnus (@magnusthedwarf) can’t be pictured, due to fear of fame.