If you were a teenage girl in the early aughts, then we don’t need to explain who Dylan Sprouse is. For those of you who aren’t aware, he is best known for his childhood role in the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (and The Suite Life on Deck), in which he starred alongside his twin brother, Cole Sprouse. Now 25 years old, the actor’s latest project has little to do with his acting chops.
After experimenting with a homebrew kit his father gave him at 16, Sprouse became a dedicated brewer. After years of development, the actor is about to unveil his first official brewery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Known as All-Wise Meadery, Sprouse’s brewery won’t be brewing any beer, though. Instead it will make the ur-brew: mead.
For the uninitiated, mead is a honey-based beverage somewhere between beer and wine. Along with brewer Doug Brochu, Sprouse is heading up one of the first city-based meaderies that focuses on all-natural meads. "We want our product to be top-notch, so we make it a priority to only use top-notch ingredients," Brochu said in a statement. "That means only the best honey and ingredients from local beekeepers, makers and growers we know and trust."