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Business Decisions with Jim Koch of Sam Adams

Business Decisions with Jim Koch of Sam Adams

BOSTON, MA

On the hypothetical Mount Rushmore of American craft brewing, it’s likely there’s a spot held for Boston Beer Company's Jim Koch. The unassuming founder of Samuel Adams started a tiny brewery in a quaint Boston neighborhood back in 1984. Koch bootstrapped the company from the ground up, doing everything from brewing, selling, and as we found out, self promotion.

Tony Magee of Lagunitas Brewing

Tony Magee of Lagunitas Brewing

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Ever wonder how the no-bullshit approach has become the backbone of Lagunitas Brewing? Read up on the history of the company and you will be nothing short of impressed by the brewery's journey into one of the world's top beer brands. The road to get the Petaluma, California-based brewery to where it is today has been no small feat. And Tony Magee never doubted he could do it, despite the improbable path he's taken since 1993. He'll also tell you that Lagunitas really is a 'Chicago' brewery. And, in a way, it was this city that influenced the West Coast craft movement and in turn, built one of the world's top beer brands.