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Jim Koch

Jim Koch founded the Boston Beer Company in 1984 with Rhonda Kallman and built it into the fourth largest brewer in the U.S. He is a fifth-generation brewer and widely considered to be a founding father of the American craft beer movement.

Koch earned BA, Juris Doctor, and MBA degrees from Harvard University, and is the author of Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer or Two.

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We debated whether to name our new beer for the state symbol of Massachusetts or a favorite Boston patriot.