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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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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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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Our Favorite ‘Small Batch’ Stories from 2018

While 2018 has been a whirlwind year, we have been very fortunate to work with some incredible food and beverage entrepreneurs as well as innovators in other markets. It's almost surreal that we get to work with clients who fuel our passion for what we do—helping food and beverage businesses get…

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