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Hiver drink their beer save honey bees

Everyone knows that without bees we’d all be in a very difficult place environmentally, and that is one of the reason Hiver has made it their cause from the beginning to help British beekeepers by sponsoring and using their honey within their beer.

For instance if you look at any plate of food we eat, bees have most likely played a big part in either pollinating the many vegetables and fruits we eat directly or pollinating the food for the animals that we then consume. Plus that’s not all bees do for us, as honey and wax are two other important products that come courtesy of bees.

As a lover of bees, honey and beer Hiver is the perfect beer to have. Plus the beauty about Hiver is that all their beer uses honey which they source from three select Bee Keeping farms here within the British Isles.

Thanks to Hiver I was invited down on a press related invite to learn more about their beers as well as bees.

Hiver Urban Experience in Kennington

Discovering about bees and Hiver beer.

Bee Urban

Since 2015 Bee Urban has been looking after honey bees, growing herbs, fruit and vegetables. Their site is in Kennington Park, The Hive is situated behind the cafe and in front of St Agnes church in Kennington Park.

Bee Urban honey bees are a social enterprise that aims to work with communities to improve the environment for the benefit of us all. They focus on responsible urban beekeeping, horticulture and community growing.

The pond and garden area is a space to come and learn about beekeeping, organic gardening and sustainable living, whilst providing nectar and forage for the bees in our apiary. Their cob oven is regularly used for their home made pizza sessions.

Within the workshop educational classes take place from beekeeping demonstrations, gardening and training sessions. Plus there is a small shop within where you can purchase candle-making equipment, honey and so much more.

Hiver

Since 2013 Hiver has been brewing their honey beer with their first beer being their flagship natural blonde beer.

Hiver was born out of an admiration for London’s urban beekeepers and a passion for craft beer. Hannah Rhodes, was the one who was inspired to create a quality beer using honey, following the discovery of the vast array of honey produced in London. The number of bee hives in London has soared in recent years following news that global bee numbers were in rapid decline. Unpasteurised, more textured and flavourful honey is used in the brewing process, contributing to the taste and body of the beer. Since brewing Hiver has gone from strength to strength with listings at Ocado, Marks & Spencers, and a number of independent merchants and pubs.

All of Hiver beers use raw honey which is sourced from independent British beekeepers, in whom they sponsor and run fun experiences at as also helping spread the knowledge about the role of bees and bee keepers are equally as important to them. They also believe that supporting the beekeepers they work with is one of the best ways to support British bees and helps give us all the best insight in how we should help support bee populations by planting for bees. With every web order at Hiver you will receive a free seasonal flower pack of seeds too, to plant and help bees. Plus working towards B-Corp accreditation they pledge to donate 10% of profits to pollinator and green spacing projects.

Hiver uses honey as an integral part of their brewing process, helping to deliver crisp, light tasting beer with a subtle honey aroma and flavour. Hiver never pasteurise their beer either, which means you will always get the freshest, most natural beer in your glass.

Hiver also has gone the extra mile working with local suppliers, from the people that kiln their glass, produce their labels and stamp their business card keeping to a low carbon footprint.

No wonder Hiver has won a number of awards from Britain’s Next Top Supplier to being the only British medal winner at the World Beer Challenge (with two gold medals) in 2018, a recent European Beer Star Gold and an industry award for Corporate Social Responsibility gets Hiver into the Best of British Beers.

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Clausthaler non alcoholic beer perfect for dry January

Clausthaler is a long running German brewer who have been making non alcoholic beer since 1979. Did you know that that beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed drinks in the world after water and tea? However the call for non alcoholic beer has risen over the past few years especially in places such as Spain and Germany, where beer lovers have always preferred non alcoholic beers over sugary or caffeinated drinks when they are not drinking.

I was kindly gifted a few PR samples courtesy of @dip_and_sip and Clausthaler.

Clausthaler

Back in 1972 the German brand Clausthaler began developing a non alcoholic beer. As a specialty non alcoholic brewery, they decided to take a different approach by removing the alcohol from their beers and produce an ultra low-alcohol beer from the off.

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Stormtrooper beer not in a galaxy far far away

I’ve been waiting for you, Stormtrooper beer! to keep my faith alive during lockdown feeling like I am in living in a new world full of danger and uncertainty Stormtrooper beer came to the rescue. Thankfully I did not have to wait light years as Vocation Brewery is based on Earth within Hebden Bridge, not far far away.

I was gifted a few PR samples of their Stormtrooper beer on a courtesy basis to enjoy within my home which were all out of this world.

Stormtrooper beer

Stormtrooper beer is brewed within an award-winning Vocation Brewery in Hebden Bridge.

They brew imperial ales to imperious lagers, all of which are exclusively produced by an elite garrison of hop shock troops, stationed at Vocation Brewery. Vocation Brewery is one of the UK’s leading craft breweries, who produce beers which is focussed on American hops and fruity tropical flavours.

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JackRabbit Brewing hop to it and drink an ale

Looking for a great beer or stout? then hop over to JackRabbit Brewing Co. who sell delicious ale and stout all of which comes either canned or in a cask.

I was kindly gifted a few PR samples to try at home.

JackRabbi Brewing

Founded back early 2019 JackRabbit Brewing Co. popped up and started brewing beer and stout for consumers. They wanted to provide a great tasting beer with a difference.

At present they sell three drinks College Hop Out Pale Ale, Down the Rabbit Hole, and Roasted.

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Friendship Adventure hop to it drink a GOOD beer

Friendship Adventure, drink good beer with good friends and that is so true as they provide good beer and great to enjoy with friends.

I was gifted a few PR sample of their different beers to try out at home and each were equally as good, even my friends thought so and said “wow that is GOOD beer”.

Friendship Adventure

Friendship Adventure are a brewery who brew refreshing, sessionable beer.

Their brewery started as a plan hatched between friends, and they love to see other groups of friends come together to do something special. That’s why they host regular comedy nights; a place to come together, drink their beer, and laugh with friends.

They care about what you drink, but also care about where you drink it, and with who, and why.

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Roll up it’s time for a beer – Lagunitas Beer Circus

Roll up, roll up all beer and circus lovers as Lagunitas Beer Circus is in town.

Hopping across the pond Lagunitas Beer Circus came to Flat Iron Square, London for one day only (18 August) for the very first time.  The space was transformed into an all singing and dancing circus, complete with a Ring Master, clowns, circus performances, music and BEER.

Lagunitas Beer Circus greatest show in town

Lagunitass Beer Circus

We are ready for the Lagunitas Beer Circus.

Releasing our inner clown within

I went along to this wild adult-themed circus with some others of the Love Pop Ups London community and we were wowed from the very start from indulging in Lagunitas Beer to being entertained by the circus performances. Continue reading

When you just want to kayak – Secret Adventures

I have never kayaked before in my life so when I had the opportunity from Secret Adventures to kayak down from Limehouse along with some other bloggers from Love Pop Ups London I leapt like a frog out of water for the experience.

Who are Secret Adventures?

Secret Adventures brings unusual and off the grid adventures to London and beyond.  All their adventures are designed to generate a sense of exploration and wonder. Continue reading

Food glorious food – Foodies Festival at Alexandra Palace

I have visited many food shows before in the past but this was my first time in attending a Foodies Festival. First impressions was that the event was quite small and nowhere as big as other food shows I have been to in the past as because this one I managed to get around the whole show area within 30 minutes and with that in mind I don’t know how people can try and spend the whole day there without getting a bit bored but I suppose the only way you could extend your time without getting bored is by attending a number Continue reading

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