November 28, 2022

Bee Well Mead & Cider’s Comfortably Plum

Bottoms Up
By Craig Manning | Nov. 12, 2022

As British rock legends Pink Floyd once sang, “I have become…comfortably plum.” Oh wait. That’s not quite right, is it? Forgive us for the slip-up; we’ve been drinking quite a lot of the Floyd-themed Comfortably Plum cider from Bellaire’s Bee Well Mead & Cider as of late, and we got confused. As classic rock snobs, we’re obviously in love with the gorgeous can design of this one, inspired by the iconic cover of the 1973 Pink Floyd classic Dark Side of the Moon. But we’re also just as impressed by what’s actually inside the can—a super flavorful, fruit-forward cider that perfectly balances its notes of apples, Michigan red plums, and sweet local honey. The plums lend a distinctive red hue and a rich sweet-tart taste that makes Comfortably Plum a little bit different from most other northern Michigan hard ciders. Stop in at Bee Well (116 N Bridge Street, Bellaire) to try a glass or pick up a four-pack.


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