Jim Koch’s unvarnished, unconventional take on the beer business

This past year, the spotlight has been on one of craft beer’s forefathers and icons, Jim Koch, the founder and CEO of Boston Beer Company. Boston Beer has been losing market share for two straight quarters, including their Angry Orchard cider, despite a booming cider revival that has seen 71% and 11% growth in 2014 … [ Read more]

The comic book history of beer

The history of beer has been told many times before, but never quite like this. Illustrator Aaron McConnell, writer Jonathan Hennessey and professional brewer Mike Smith have collaborated to create “The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World’s Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today’s Craft Brewing Revolution.” The book, which covers the early days of … [ Read more]