New York SCAdian's meadery reviewed in NY Times

NY Times food critic Florence Fabricant reviews several NYC-area food and beverage establishments, including one where the proprietor is a SCAdian mead brewer named Magnus.

By day, Paul Holm works full-time as a signalman for the Long Island Railroad, but off-hours he runs Long Island Meadery from a rented warehouse in Holbrook, New York. In his spare time, Holm becomes Lord Magnus, a member of the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn in the East Kingdom's Southern Region. Magnus is also a member of Household De Londres, a quite well-known brewing household.

Magnus has been in the SCA since Pennsic 21, at which event he fell in love with the Current Middle Ages in general and the art of brewing in particular. Shortly after Pennsic 21, he ordered a period pavilion and took up the brewing hobby that has since become part of his livelihood.

In addition to his business and his SCA accomplishments, Holm was the keynote speaker at a May meeting of the New York City Homebrewers Guild.