Tony Kiss – The Carolina Beer Guy – of the Mountain Xpress offers his interesting May 2, 2018 article “Attorney Rebecca Crandall looks out for Asheville breweries.” An excerpt from the article follows and for the full article click here.
Growing up in Asheville, Rebecca Crandall wanted to be an actress. In her youth, she was in local productions of Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady and Singin’ in the Rain, among others.
“I thought it would be great to sing and dance and act on Broadway,” she says. “But by the time I was in high school, I knew I didn’t have that kind of talent.”
In search of a new career, she turned to some of the same qualities that had informed her work on the stage. “I like to help people, and I like reading and writing, and I didn’t mind an audience,” she says. “That sounds like a lawyer.”
Crandall got her law degree from UNC Chapel Hill and has wound up specializing in trademark law at Asheville’s McGuire Wood & Bissette Law Firm. That practice brings her into regular contact with Asheville’s booming craft beer and beverage scene, where more than 40 breweries have opened in Buncombe County, part of over 70 such establishments around Western North Carolina.