Craft Brewers Increase Market Share

Before exploring the shift in the beer market and the growth of the craft beer segment, it might be helpful to have a better understanding of the definition of craft beer. The Brewers Association defines United States craft breweries as small – producing [...]
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The Capacity to Endure

Here is an article I wrote that was recently published in Innovate Mississippi’s Summer issue of Pointe Innovation magazine.    

Craft Beer Big Business for States

In June, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed into law the Stone Bill, a bill that lifts the restrictions on smaller craft breweries and makes key changes to the license regulations in South Carolina. The Stone Bill was largely conceived so that South [...]
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3,000 Community Based Breweries

According to Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association, there are now more than 3,000 breweries in the United States. Through the end of June 2014, the Brewers Association counted 3,040 breweries, which marks the first time the United States [...]
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MDAH Announces New Round of Grants for Historic Buildings

Originally posted on Preservation in Mississippi:From the MDAH website: $2.1 Million Available in Preservation Grants - posted July 01, 2014 A popular grant program for preservation projects has received additional funding. The 2014 Mississippi legislature [...]
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The Three Tier System in the United States and Its Evolution

In 1919, Congress ratified the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the manufacture, transportation, distribution, and sale of alcohol. The era commonly known as Prohibition ushered in 13+ years of illegal bootlegging, [...]
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Mississippi’s Need for Social Entrepreneurs…

We live in a dichotomy of progress. On one hand, new products and services are being created every day that make our lives a little easier. On the other hand, we have serious unmet social needs, especially here in Mississippi and throughout the South. We [...]
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Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal…

Pablo Picasso famously said, “good artists copy, great artists steal.” Steve Jobs, maybe more famously, said in 1996: “Picasso had a saying – ‘good artists copy; great artists steal’ – and we have always been shameless [...]
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The History of Craft Beer

In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, I have published a couple of articles this week on the craft beer industry and certain exciting endeavors that are taking place in Mississippi around this industry. Today, I wanted to step back somewhat and [...]
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Mississippi Made: Lazy Magnolia

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company is the brain-child of Mark and Leslie Henderson. Born and raised in Mississippi, the couple met while attending Mississippi State University and moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2000 to pursue careers in engineering. The [...]
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