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Steve Hindy, Co-Founder of Brooklyn Brewery


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Brooklyn Brewery -- 15 Minute Interview

In this week's interview, TrueNYC talked with Steve Hindy, co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery. Brooklyn Brewery produces high-end beers for the New York City area and beyond.

Steve began his career as a foreign correspondent for Associated Press in the Middle East covering stories such as the Iranian Revolution and the Iran/Iraq War. While abroad, he learned to brew beer from home brewers, as alcohol is illegal in many countries in the Middle East. In the interview, Steve talks about how he transformed from an Associated Press journalist to an entrepreneur. In 1986 he convinced his neighbor, Tom Potter, to partner with him in the beer industry. You will hear how he talked Milton Glaser into creating his classic logo, persuaded people to invest in his business, and how he used the media to his advantage. In addition, he tells about his dealings with the mob, their $1M hiccup trying to start a dotcom, and finally how he sold his distribution business for $11M.

 

     
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