Women in Brewing: Leslie Henderson

This article on Leslie Henderson kicks off a four-part series on women in craft brewing in the state of Mississippi. Enjoy! There's a misconception that brewing beer is something only men do. The truth is that 21 percent of U.S. breweries had at least one woman as co-founder, CEO, or…

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Century Tree Cidery: Bringing Hard Cider South

Peter and Meredith DeLeeuw started making hard cider with a Mr. Beer kit while students at Texas A&M. The Texas natives loved it so much that come fall of 2019, they’ll be creating their own unique concoctions, from scratch, at Century Tree Cider in Memphis, which will begin construction this…

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Crosstown Brewing Company: The Power of Place

Clark Ortkiese and Will Goodwin, cofounders of Crosstown Brewing Company, first bonded over home-brewing. They’d both grown up in Memphis, knew each other but weren’t close and had both moved away as young adults. Both got married to Memphis natives, had kids and ended up back in their hometown for…

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Bully Sauce: The View From 30,000 First-Year Sales

Joseph Edens, founder of Bully Sauce, grew up in a "BBQ family"--his grandfather and father both ran a BBQ restaurant in Atlanta, and he grew up helping them make the sauces after school and on school breaks. Fast forward about ten years, and Edens created his first marinade soon after…

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Kayaking Our Way to Clean Waters

The following is a guest blog entry by Shanna Head. There is nothing like it in the world. A hot, breezy wind blows as a sticky sweat forms over your brow. The geese and egrets fly overhead and call out to the dusk as they make their way back to…

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