Raise a glass to this emerging trend: lawyers entering the alcoholic beverage industry. Some have gone into brewing beer, like Bailey Spaulding of Jackalope Brewing in Nashville and the three guys behind Black Acre Brewing in Indianapolis (whom we recently mentioned). Some have gone into wine, like Elizabeth Banker, proprietor of Slate Wine Bar in D.C. (previously profiled here).
But some might scoff: “Beer? Wine? That stuff’s for lightweights.”
Real lawyers turn to liquor — which brings us to today’s profile in career alternatives for attorneys….
Meet Steven Abt and Moiz Ali, the founders of Caskers (which has appeared before in these pages). After graduating from Harvard Law School and working as transactional attorneys at two of New York’s top firms, they launched their innovative business, which they explain in this interview with Spencer Mazyck of Bloomberg Law:
Wow — that’s a lot of revenue for a start-up that launched less than a year ago. And that’s a large number of members for such a new venture.
Congratulations to Abt and Ali on their thriving business. They’ve managed to turn small-batch spirits into a big success.
Stealth Lawyers: Steven Abt & Moiz Ali, Craft Spirits Curators [Bloomberg Law via YouTube]
Barrister brewers [The Indiana Lawyer]
Ladies First: Jackalope Brewing Company blazes a trail in Nashville [Her Nashville]