Jim Koch

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.

Talking Beer with Pat Berger

Talking Beer with Pat Berger

CHICAGO, IL

On the list of Chicago craft beer bars where you might find The Hop Review perched at the bar, Lakeview's Paddy Long's and the West Loop's Kaiser Tiger are damn near the top. Both establishments offer a completely different atmosphere with the former being your classic neighborhood Irish joint; the latter oozing a sophisticated beer garden feel. Both places have something in common – a whole lotta bacon and a fantastic beer list chock full of quality, often hard to come by brews. They also happen to be co-owned and lovingly curated by Pat Berger: respected beer judge, bar owner, blogger, and Chicagoan through and through.