About usWHO WE ARE



And we think you’ll love it too.

We’re also quite fond of our little beer family. Learn more about these folks below.



Bailey was born and raised in Vermont and attended Harvard University, graduating with a degree in Biological Anthropology. She moved to Nashville in 2006 to attend Vanderbilt University Law School.  It was then that Bailey started homebrewing and discovered that her passion for brewing beer greatly outweighed her passion for studying law. She started writing her own recipes and cooking up the idea for Jackalope Brewing Company, and upon graduation dove headfirst into brewery planning.  Two years later, on May 21, 2011, Jackalope opened its doors. When not at the brewery, Bailey spends as much time as possible in the great outdoors with her husband, Luke, and her spotty dog, Ricky.


A native of Needham, Massachusetts and graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Steve moved to Nashville in 2009 with his wife, Lindsay. Shortly after moving to Nashville, Steve met Bailey, who taught him to brew, sold him on her dream of starting a brewery, and convinced him that Jackalopes were in fact real. He has served the brewery in every facet since 2010 and currently is the President and Head of Operations. Steve loves the community that Jackalope (and craft beer) helps create and his favorite pint is the one shared with friends. When not at Jackalope you might find Steve at Sevier Park with his wife, Lindsay, and two daughters, Evelyn and Millie. Steve is also a big hockey fan so you may see him at Bridgestone Arena cheering on the Predators or at the Centennial Sportsplex competing with his hockey team the Jackalope Dark Knights.



You will mainly find Will working on production in the brewery. He follows each brew through every stage making sure the beer holds true to Jackalope’s high quality standards. From brew day to keg day, Will is involved with every aspect of the beer making process. On his days off you will find him enjoying a pint in the taproom or even giving tours. One thing he loves more than making the beer is talking about it to complete strangers. Will comes to us from Memphis, TN where he grew up a diehard Grizzlies fan. During basketball season, if he’s not working, he’s at a bar cheering on Memphis with a pint of Jackalope in his hand. If you see Will at the brewery, say hello. He’s usually pretty nice.


Kristen discovered her love of beer while living abroad and came back to Nashville in 2012 to find a home at Jackalope. She loves dark beers, good friends, traveling, and her toothless cat named Casper. Chances are you can find her at home in her garden, or making plans to visit her 7th & final continent, Antarctica.


Sales CoordinatorAMANDA CRISP

To mildly quote immortal words of the rapper, Drake, Amanda started from the bottom now she here.  She walked into Jackalope in 2013 looking for friends first and the attitude of “Will work for Beer”.  With her host of craft beer knowledge, dedication to the brewery and sales experience she fit right into the team and was ready to become Jackalope’s first Sales and Events Coordinator in 2015.  When she is not at Jackalope you can frequently find her roaming the back roads of the South with her pup Sanford Crisp in the search of BBQ, Junk, Bourbon, Penny Squasher Machines, Weird Road Side Attractions and more craft beer.

Sales CoordinatorBRENT LaFEVER

Brent is a born and bred Tennessean, hailing from the quaint town of Cookeville. From canning, to bartending, Brent has finally made his way to the world of sales for Jackalope. He’s the man with a plan to get tasty, unfiltered craft beer from Jackalope in your belly 365 days of the year. If you see him, ask him how Jackalope helped him become the amazing single father to a wonderful rescue gerbil, Bart.



Andrew is a born and raised Texan who graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. During his time at Rhodes, he studied history, leading him to seek out the world of craft beer, naturally. Andrew loves seeing every aspect of the craft from brewing to kegging (although he knows nothing beats a cold pint of Jackalope poured straight from the taproom). Aside from drinking great beer with friends, Andrew loves skiing and is always up for a good conversation about the slopes. If you hear George Strait or any 80s music blaring throughout the brewery, you’ll be sure to find Andrew there filling kegs and getting orders ready to be shipped out.


A good ol’ country boy from Franklin, TN, who occasionally brews beer to some pretty heavy rap.



My name is Ivan. I started at Jackalope in 2017. I love brewing beer. In my free time you will find me playing with my dog Harley and on the water fishing. I love to laugh, hangout, and drink a cold one. I have lived here in Nashville since 2010 and love it here. If you find me around the brewery or in the tap room come say hey.


Josh Scales is a Texas transplant new to Nashville.  After graduating from Texas A&M University (Class of ‘14, WHOOP!) he began working for a microbrewery in College Station, Texas.  There he discovered his brew legs and love for the craft beer industry.  Josh moved to Nashville fall of ‘17 in search of a brewery and found a new home at Jackalope.  Josh enjoys a crisp pilsner in the spring, a tart Berliner in the summer, a dry ESB in the fall, and a warm stout in the winter.  He loves anime, fishing, Incubus, Ender’s Game, D&D, and camping in the Great Smoky Mountains with his family.



Will Fuller is a Vanderbilt student hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina. “Fuller House”, as he’s known around the taproom, can be found most weekends in the back of our facility shredding his 1967 custom-built Fender Telecaster air guitar and cleaning mountains of kegs with robotic efficiency for the next batch of fresh, delicious Jackalope beer. While we neither confirm nor deny the rumors that young Fuller is part keg himself, he’s clearly full of something!


Hailing from the great beer state of Michigan, Kat moved to Nashville on a whim. Once she stepped into Jackalope’s taproom she instantly felt like she was home and knew this was the brewery for her. Fortunately Bailey and Steve offered her a job and she’s been pouring Jackalope’s delightful beer ever since. Away from the Jackalope taproom you may have seen Kat out on the roller derby track alongside the Nashville Rollergirls roller derby team jamming and blocking away as her alter ego Ramona D. Flowers #7exb. Kat also loves shooting the breeze about her Boston Terrier Shmubby, whatever the guys on 102.5 The Game sports radio are talking about, and the Nashville Predators.

Assistant Taproom ManagerGRANT FERRIS

Grant Ferris hails from the great state of Nebraska where he left his dreams of Nickelback cover band stardom for the wonder that is Music City. He got his start in craft beer after that jerk Noah Denney got him a job at The Filling Station and the rest is history. He is incredibly proud to be a part of the solid crew that is Jackalope Brewing Company and excited to be a part of the craft beer scene in Nashville. When not slingin’ brews, Grant can be found cooking, playing classical guitar, or looking like Seth Rogen.


Miranda is one of our newest beer-slingers. She was born and raised in the small town of Opelika, Alabama – where everybody knows your name and football is life. The endless amounts of live music is what recently brought her to Nashville, but she also enjoys exploring the outdoors, working on her artsy skills and, of course, drinking great beer. On her off time, you can most likely find her kickin’ it in the Jackalope taproom or out and about at some rock ‘n’ roll show in town.



Nikki joined Jackalope squad back in June 2016. She is a Nashville native! She loves everything about beer, mainly the drinking part and she’s a level 2 Cicerone. She has a wiener dog named Winnie Cooper and loves Mariah Carey. On her off days she’s hanging out on her couch enjoying Netflix and chill time!


Noah moved to Nashville 10 years ago from Virginia and somehow has not yet been asked to leave. A veteran of Nashville’s booming craft beer industry, Noah recently decided to stop slinging every beer Nashville had to offer and narrow his focus. Instead, he wanted to find a local brewery home where the beer was great and the people were even better. Lucky for him, Jackalope has become that home. When he’s not behind the bar or arguing with Brent about who has the best hair, Noah is usually traveling the country making obnoxiously loud rock and roll music.



Eleonore spent so much time hanging out at Jackalope while her husband, Noah, was working that she decided it was time to join the illustrious bartending team. This is Eleonore‘s second job in the Nashville beer industry and she couldn’t be happier to support such a great company. When she’s not behind the bar, Eleonore can be found in recording studios around town playing violin or taking Instagram pictures of her cat, Waffle.


Mark is a big fan of drinkin’ beer and playing music. He’s the tall one. If you need someone to reach something, Mark is your guy. Also, he loves compliments on his luscious locks.


Office ManagerSARAH ENGLE

Born and raised in the hills of East Tennessee near Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains, Sarah was born thinking craft-brewed meant sweet tea or moonshine. Growing up here, she learned to love the outdoors and the color orange. A few years after moving to the Nashville area she stumbled upon Jackalope and never left. Now she uses her master skills of keeping track of her four boys, and to keep track of our beer. Sarah’s always happy to have a chat and a beer, so stop in and say hi.