How Jim Koch turned a family recipe into a $500m industry

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Jim Koch with "the best beer in America"

“There’s nothing like the first pull off a fresh keg at the brewery where it was made,” says Jim Koch, founder and CEO of the Boston Beer Company on a tour round his brewery.

Yet if anything, says Radio Boston, that underplays the enthusiasm with which the “godfather of craft beers” views his product.

Koch’s brewing skills may have made him the billionaire head of a large, publicly traded company [...]

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