A message from our founder
I’ve always been a fan of well-made beers and the fact that you can get some of the best beers in the world for less than the price of a bottle of wine.
I also love sustainable produce and the creative and hands-on process of developing a craft beer with a single hero ingredient and believe that small businesses can grow and do well by doing good.
What started with an idea to create a ‘proper’ honey beer lead to me starting Hiver in 2013 – just me, a few bottles of beer, a business card and a leap of faith. Over the past few years along with the highs and lows of trying to grow a small business and team, I realised that people loved not just the easy-drinking nature of Hiver but the things it stood for and the sustainable foundations I’d built into the business. And so the idea for Made of England came about, our marketplace for craft produce that we’ve developed according to our UK sourcing and sustainability policies and passion for fresh and natural British beers. I hope that you find something you love as much as I do.
Meet the MADE OF ENGLAND family.
And here are our sister brands! They might all have their own personality as well as look and feel but you can be sure that they each live up to the Made of England UK sourcing and sustainability policies as well as having our natural and ‘slow’ brewing techniques in common.
And so if you’re looking to try or buy one of our tasty brews or find out a little more about one of our range, enjoy clicking through to the home pages or even jump to the Made of England shop, our marketplace for what we hope is a selection of some of the best in British craft beers.
Beers of substance
There have been lots of comments over the last few years about Hiver’s authenticity and I think this stems from the fact that our sustainability credentials are tied into our core proposition.
I came to understand that bees pollinate over 30% of the food that we eat; that this ecosystem is critical to the wider health of the planet; the challenges faced by UK beekeepers in maintaining healthy hives and a healthy business
Honey bees are important pollinators, and they tend to fare better in cities then they do in the countryside, to the points that nowadays, there are almost too many hives in London, creating a fragile balance for other pollinators that are independent from us, humans, from solitary bees, bumblebees to butterflies