Distribution

The Hive goes To The Festival

The last few weeks have been very crazy, exciting and busy for all of us here at The Hive!!

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Launching Houston with Favorite Brands, a huge turnout for National Mead Day, installing Thelma & Louise (our new fermentation tanks) and attending "The Festival" presented by Shelton Brothers in Atlanta. Mike and I were the two lucky bees that went!

The Festival weekend kicked off with a Welcome Dinner for industry professionals on Thursday night at Comet Lanes. Unlimited bowling, food and tasty local brews made it easy to connect with fellow craft-makers, to gather, share ideas, inspire each other, and work together to propagate the “not just another beer fest” movement.

Friday and Saturday were designated for the actual Festival. Each day had a VIP session followed by General Admission. An additional Industry Session on Saturday morning prior to the VIP made for a couple of long days. I can’t believe how fast it all went by. 

So many happy faces, so many meads poured, amazing beers, ciders and meads drank, contacts exchanged, old friends re-connected and new friends made. I can truly say we had a great and successful time!

Now back in Austin, my voice still somewhere between here and Atlanta, I slowly start to realize how incredible the fest was. My biggest fear going in was "in this [sour] beer dominant world, can our meads satisfy the crowd in a line up that included many of the finest brews in the world? Will we get any interest at all?" I am extremely happy and proud to say that we did fit in, and I dare say we stood out!

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We received some great comments, such as..."Mead in a can? How cool!”; “Oh, this is different than what I expected"; "Wow, your meads are delicious" and “Thank you for the great tasting experience”. We had an absolute blast sharing our modern mead with everyone we met.

Thank you Shelton Brothers for putting The Festival together, thank you Atlanta for hosting and last but not least thanks to my Hive family for “making” me go. 😃

Prost!

Meridian Hive Mead In Houston!

The Houston Market has long been asking for our award winning meads and after a few months of self-distribution to test the market, we realized the potential was huge and we needed help to get into all of the best venues across the city. So we started our search for a distribution partner that shared our values and our commitment to bringing our products to Houston's craft scene.

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We are proud to announce our partnership with Favorite Brands. Together we are working hard to introduce our meads into the greater Houston area.

You can already find us at your favorite local grocers and liquor stores like HEB, Total Wine and Craft Beer Cellar; as well as some great bars and restaurants like BJ's, Old Chicago, The Hobbit Cafe and Ship and Shield.

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We continue to expand our presence across the city and encourage you to participate in our growth. How, you might ask?

1. Go to our Mead Finder and look for a retailer or bar near you.

2. If you know of a great fit for our product and it's not on the list, let us know and we'll work with Favorite Brands to get in as soon as possible.

We look forward to becoming Houston's go to craft beverage. We appreciate all of our customer's support and patience as we continue to grow our presence. If you've yet to try our mead, what are you waiting for? 

Join us in the Craft Mead Revolution!

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Cayce Rivers is the head of Finance, Sales and Marketing for Meridian Hive. While not technically qualified to handle any of those areas, his 20 plus years in the corporate world provides a wealth of ammunition to allow him to fake his way through most of it. He brings a balance of extraordinary vision, sharp focus and practicality to help the team reach seemingly unachievable goals.