About the Authors

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Candace L. Moon, Esq.


Candace L. Moon, Esq. is the original Craft Beer Attorney having started her boutique law practice in 2009. She came to appreciate the need for specialized craft beer counsel while beertending at the famous craft beer bar, Hamilton’s Tavern. Based in sunny San Diego, California, the firm now consists of five staff, including three full-time attorneys, working with hundreds of craft breweries and craft breweries-in-planning nationwide. Candace is a frequent lecturer for both state and national craft beer conferences as well as various legal associations. She has also been featured in a number of publications such as the San Diego Lawyer Magazine, as well as appearances on national television regarding craft beer trademarks. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, cum laude, following her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. Candace prefers robust porters, coffee infused stouts, and fruity sours.

Stacy Allura Hostetter


Stacy Allura Hostetter, Esq. has been with the Craft Beer Attorney since January 2014 spearheading intellectual property, contracts, and industry compliance matters. She has co-authored numerous articles on behalf of the firm and launched its quarterly newsletter designed to keep craft breweries up to date on applicable legal and business developments. Stacy earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law after a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, magna cu laude, from the University of Redlands. During her law school tenure, Stacy clerked in the United States District Court, as well as, the University of San Diego Veterans Legal Clinic. She also served as the Lead Articles Editor for the University of San Diego International Law Journal and the Editor-in-Chief of the law school newspaper, Motions. Stacy favors hop-forward IPAs, citrusy pale ales, and barrel-aged sours.