OUR STORY

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Meridian Hive was founded by Mike Simmons and Eric Lowe. Originally introduced by mutual friends in Austin's close knit home brewing scene, the two quickly realized they shared a passion for both diversity and quality in their brewing and wine making endeavors. Individually, each had won various awards across many styles of beer, wine and mead. Together, in 2012 they built The Hive - and began the journey of scaling a hobby and a passion into a commercial meadery.

It didn't take long for the two to start building success and winning customers in the Austin market. Their product success was solidified over the course of the next three years, bringing in 8 Mazer Cup International awards across several commercial categories.

Today Meridian Hive is built on a team of passionate and dedicated people who want to make mead a thing; and we share a common vision:

to be the most celebrated and widely distributed meadery in the world

We are all relentless in the mission and work according to the following guiding principles:

  • We are driven by our unwavering commitment to set the standard for modern mead
  • We constantly push boundaries to create and celebrate our product diversity and exceptional artisanship
  • We build strong relationships with and inspire our employees, customers and partners through passionate conversation and education