ARTifice Ales and Mead

We are now open!

Artifice Ales & Mead

55 N Main St

Manheim, PA 17545

(717) 879-9499

Tuesday through Saturday 12 pm to 9 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm
Kitchen closes 45 minutes before close.
We are not accepting reservations at this time.


This project started with a few of us doing homebrewed beer on a stove top.  We always managed to include honey in our recipes, even in the earliest days when we knew nothing about Beer, Mead, or Braggot.  Some of the beers we made were really delicious, and different from most things available in the market.  This gave us the impetus to start looking for more commercial examples.  This is such an underrepresented segment of the Craft Beverage Market...these styles were very hard to find!

We set beer aside, and began making Mead...which eventually led us to create Meduseld Meadery.  After three years in the Mead business, we felt the need to expand our repertoire and offer a broader list of Craft Beverages.  Everything we do runs counter to commonly espoused beverage industry practices...we make really small batches.  This is inefficient, but it does give us precise control over all aspects of the batches. 

This leads us full circle back to what ARTifice is all about.  Quality workmanship.  Honing our skills and striving to perfect everything we make.  Creating an interest in obscure styles, and putting a new twist on the well-known styles everyone loves.  Solidifying our presence with our local community and further enhancing our customer’s experience, whether their here for Ax Throwing, Beer, or Mead, or our unique atmosphere and events.  It’s a full circle return back to beer brewing where it all began nearly two decades ago.

Thanks for reading!

~Willie Wrede

CEO/Mead Maker/Brewer