OUR STORY

Meridian Hive is built on a team of passionate and dedicated people who share a common purpose:

TO PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE WHEN YOU DISCOVER HOW AMAZING OUR MEAD IS!

We are all relentless in our 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 inspire and build strong relationships with our employees, customers and partners through passionate conversation and education

HOW WE GOT HERE:

Mike and Eric Winning at The Mazer Cup 2017

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 five years, bringing in 11 Mazer Cup International awards across several commercial mead categories.

 

Meridian Hive Team

 
Eric Lowe   Director: Operations

Eric Lowe: Operations Director

Cayce Rivers   Director: Finance, Sales, Marketing

Cayce Rivers: CEO

Mike Simmons   Director: Product Development and Head Mead Maker

Mike Simmons: Head Meadmaker

 
Michael Littlejohn:  Operations Manager


Michael Littlejohn:
Operations Manager

Angi Wilkes:  Sales Manager ATX


Angi Wilkes:
Sales Manager ATX

Gerry O'Reilly:  Marketing Manager


Gerry O'Reilly:
Marketing Manager

 
Diana Mendez:  Marketing Intern

Diana Mendez: Marketing Intern

Cathy Culpepper:  Sales Rep ATX North

Cathy Culpepper: Sales Rep ATX North

Thomas Gosse:  Sales Rep ATX South

Thomas Gosse: Sales Rep ATX South

Kyal Copenhaver:  Tap Room Lead

Kyal Copenhaver: Tap Room Lead

 
Spencer West:  Deliver/Merchandiser

Spencer West: Deliver/Merchandiser

Greg Thibodeau:  Cellarman

Greg Thibodeau: Cellarman

Darien Higgins:  Cellerwoman

Darien Higgins: Cellerwoman

 
Aoife:  The Boss

Aoife: The Boss

 

CHECK OUT OUR MEADS AND PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE TODAY!