The Story Behind Jubilee

Jubilee Craft Beer Company, LLC was founded in 2010 by Nashville native Mark Dunkerley.  A Vanderbilt graduate, Mark spent eight years working in sports marketing and development before jumping into the beer world.  He’s a tall guy.  “Circus freak” tall, according to an old lady at the Phoenix airport.  He loves barbecue.  Actually it’s kind of an issue for him.

Mark got into craft beer on a family trip to Oregon in 2004.  The Oregon Brewers Festival opened his eyes to a whole new world of beer and he’s been hooked ever since.

Shortly after moving back to Nashville in 2009, Mark got involved with the Oasis Center through his high school friend Anderson Williams.  After a couple of beers and some brainstorming on how to get the word out about Oasis, the idea for Jubilee came up.  In March of 2010, the first batch of Jubilee Nut Brown Ale hit the shelves in Middle Tennessee, thanks to the good folks at Bluegrass Brewing Company.  In January of 2013, Jubilee brought production closer to home, partnering with Mayday Brewery in Murfreesboro TN to release Randy’s IPA.

Who’s Randy? Well…”Randy” first appeared at Mark’s mom’s 60th birthday party.  When his own mom didn’t recognize him for 15 minutes (including taking pictures with him), he knew he had a good thing going.  After all, who doesn’t love a mullet-toting, jort-wearing 6’6″ craft beer aficionado?  OK, other than Mark’s wife, who doesn’t?

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