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How Jackalope StartedTHE BEGINNINGS

Jackalope Brewing Company was founded by Bailey Spaulding, the Chief Executive Officer of the brewery, and Robyn Virball. Bailey and Robyn became friends in September 2002 in the tiny Scottish village of St. Andrews, where Bailey was doing a semester abroad and Robyn was completing her undergraduate degree.  After college, Bailey went off to Vanderbilt Law School, and Robyn entered the working world, but both thought they were looking for much bigger and more intoxicating things.  Bailey’s passion for homebrewing led to the Jackalope dream, and in 2009 the ladies dove into planning the brewery.

In 2010, Jackalope was joined by Steve Wright. He started out as Jackalope’s biggest fan, parlayed that into being the first Jackalope intern, and is now a full partner and Chief Operating Officer of Jackalope. Everyone agreed that the focus was to build a craft brewery that put out delicious, creative beers while being an active force in the community. Jackalope opened the brewery doors on May 21st, 2011, and the Jackalope team has been working nonstop to accomplish those goals.

In 2013, Jackalope became the first Nashville craft brewery to can its beer. Robyn left the brewery in 2014 to pursue other interests, and Bailey, Steve, and the entire Jackalope team continue to grow our dream into what it is today. We distribute throughout Middle Tennessee, as well as Chattanooga and Memphis, and maintain our commitment to quality beer and community, all while having a little bit of fun.