Hawkes are a London based company that make craft cider and alcoholic ginger beer. Founder Simon Wright started it all back in 2012 with just a saucepan, some ginger and some empty bottles. Hawkes believe in recreating the spirit of London’s working class heroes, deploring the mass-market ethos of the big corporate beer companies. To demonstrate this, in early 2015 they made Urban Orchard cider, made with apples sourced from around London.
They want to provide a hand-crafted, more personal feel to their products, and after a lot of apple picking and ginger-cooking, they've become frequent faces at street festivals and in bars. They are expanding all the time, looking for new ways to create.