Sprouse and his childhood friend discovered their passion for making mead as young adults in California. Once Sprouse moved to New York for college, the duo continued experimenting and swapping recipes across the country. Through their exploration and experimentation, the young brewers found that they both preferred naturally-made meads that were rare in the mass market. Most of the meads they 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. He 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 & 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. Working within the relatively small world of mead, 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.