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Bailey Spaulding, JD’09: Something’s Brewing

Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 PM

Shortly after graduating from law school, Bailey Spaulding got a harebrained idea: She’d open a brewery and name it the Jackalope Brewing Co., after the mythical rabbit–antelope hybrid that she believed in as a kid.

Seven years after the business was launched in Nashville’s Gulch neighborhood, Jackalope makes 6,500 barrels of suds, including the flagship favorites Thunder Ann American Pale Ale and Bearwalker Maple Brown.

“People in law school—you can do things other than just be a law-firm lawyer,” says Spaulding, who is the company’s CEO and brewmaster.