We remember bleach blonde Dylan Sprouse from our elementary school days of swooning over him on Disney Channel in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Or maybe now we think of Dylan’s hilarious Twitter — where he often goes after twin, Cole or rips on his own childhood acting. Or we just recall that he’s the Sprouse twin not in Riverdale. But now, Sprouse is taking on a whole new path: bar owner and brewer at All-Wise Meadery, which is set to open sometime in 2018.
As you probably remember, after the spinoff of the original hotel-based show entitled The Suite Life on Deck ended in 2011, the Sprouse twins enrolled at NYU, seeking normalcy. Dylan majored in video game design and started working as a coffee barista in 2013 in the East Village, where he created custom lattes and poured craft beers. Rumors started flying that the twins had lost their Disney fortunes, but Dylan was really just developing his love for creating tasty and unique drinks.
Throughout his time at NYU, Dylan learned how to brew his own alcohol, even taking an internship at a brewery. After making his own vodka, bourbon and beer, he settled on his favorite: mead. Made from honey, water, yeast, and a choice of fruits, mead is the center focus of Sprouse’s bar, which is set to open in the coming months.
Sprouse told Vulture that he spent much of his Disney fortune to set up All-Wise Meadery, where he is the the youngest head mazer in the country. In super trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, All-Wise is part brewery, part bar, and mead is offered on-tap or by the bottle — or mason jar. Sprouse also wants to interact with his customers and be an active presence there.
“I’m a people person. That’s my bread and butter,” Sprouse told Vulture.
For those of us who miss Sprouse’s smirk or mischievous ways gracing our screens, don’t fret. He’s still acting, but don’t expect to see him in a blockbuster any time soon. His interests are Indie films and low budget productions. Or, just head down to All-Wise Meadery if you want to catch a glimpse. He’s probably brewing something up.