Trending: Kombucha in the Deep South

When I heard that the Wall Street Journal called 2018 "The Year of Fancy Water and Kombucha" I couldn't say I was surprised. As the former owner of Mississippi's first kombucha brewery, I've seen firsthand the rising popularity of the fermented drink in the most unlikely of places: the Deep…

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Creating a Great Label for your Craft Beer Is Critical

It's no secret that many consumers pick craft beer based on their labels. That makes it really important for most craft breweries to think seriously about developing professional, eye-catching artwork. I've been a beer consumer longer than I've been a beer lawyer and I've got the gut to prove it.…

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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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A Toast to Trailblazers

In the words of philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." This sentiment reflects the very essence of being a trailblazer. To put this in a business light, trailblazers are exceptional entrepreneurs. On the…

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Moving forward with ONELINE

The City of Jackson’s ONELINE project is our first step to address our urban mobility challenges. It’s becoming evident that how we move around our cities is an indicator of our economic, education, and equity divide. Every day we get up and take various trips to fulfill our needs; we…

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