Women in Brewing: Lisa Miller

Despite the gains women have made in brewing, Lisa Miller believes it is still very much a man’s world. When the CEO of Natchez Brewing Company is with her husband Pat, the head brewer, at events, he gets addressed first 99 percent of the time because others assume he is…

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What to Consider Before Expanding Your Craft Brewery

Before expanding your craft brewery, what items do you need on your checklist? Matthew McLaughlin explores the steps in an article written with Kate Lumpkin of Live Oak Bank. The meteoric rise of craft breweries has resulted in a corresponding rise in competition. Our own Matthew McLaughlin addressed that growth…

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Women in Brewing: Emily Curry

Emily Curry is CEO of Southern Prohibition Brewing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, having risen to the position from her initial job in sales. Emily Curry's brewing career began after her husband sent her a retweet that Southern Prohibition Brewing was looking for an outside sales representative. "I sent in a fluffed-up…

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Why Trademarks Matter in the Competitive Craft Beer Industry

Trademarks matter in the craft beer industry, as Matthew McLaughlin wrote in a piece for the University of Vermont. A craft brewery’s intellectual property is its most valuable asset, and it starts with a name—a trademark—that embodies the product's creativity, passion and inspiration. In an article recently published by the…

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Women in Brewing: Jean Irby

Jean Irby is co-founder and brewer at Mayhew Junction in Starkville, Mississippi. An engineer by trade, Irby is used to being the only woman in the room. So the novel idea of running a company in a male-dominated industry wasn't something that really posed a challenge. But there have been…

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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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McLaughlin, PC Adds Craft Beer Depth and Expands into Alabama

(Jackson, Mississippi) – McLaughlin, PC is pleased to announce that David Carn has joined the firm in Alabama. Prior to joining McLaughlin, PC, David served as in-house counsel to the Alabama-based regional craft brewery, Back Forty Beer Company. David has over a decade of experience as both in-house counsel and…

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