Hip Flask: Manchester. Beer. Delivered.
Our mission is to highlight the experimental & innovative, weird & wonderful and downright brilliant small and independent breweries around Greater Manchester and the wonderful beverages they produce.
Expect a wide range of beer styles and brewing techniques in each box: from pale ales to IPAs, our boxes have something for everyone. Each box contains information on each of the beers as well as details about each brewery.
Over the past year breweries have had it tough. Like many others, we at Hip Flask want to stand firm with small businesses and employees and by buying from us, you’re supporting these breweries as well as getting beers rarely found in shops.
How we licensed a spare bedroom during lockdown...
We (Phil and Sam) founded Hip Flask after being furloughed from our jobs. We have always shared a passion for craft beer and we would regularly compare notes on any new and interesting beers we’d tried since we last met. We subscribed to a couple of craft beer delivery companies but found them a bit lacking. There didn’t seem to be any context to the beers we were drinking or any information on who produced it.
We naively thought it would be a case of buying the beer and start selling. It turned out we needed a couple of licences before we could do that but eventually we’d licensed a spare bedroom in Sam’s house in Manchester to sell craft beer and Hip Flask was born! We started selling a few boxes to friends and we’ve grown from there.
We know the passion, talent and artistry that goes into making craft beer and we wanted to show this to as many people as possible. We are on a never-ending journey to find our next favourite beer – a journey we’d like to share with you!