Author(s): Jim Koch
It looked like an unwinnable David and Goliath struggle: one guy against the mammoth American beer industry. When others balked at Jim Koch's plan to leave his consulting job and start a brewery challenging American palates, he picked out a family recipe and plowed ahead, launching the company that helped to redefine American beer, Samuel Adams. Quench Your Own Thirst offers unprecedented insight into Koch's whirlwind ride to the top of craft brewing. His innovative company model and savvy business choices offer counter-intuitive lessons that readers can put to work right away. Koch's anecdotes, quirky musings, and bits of wisdom go far beyond brewing. This book is a fun, engaging guide for building a career or launching a successful business based on your passions. Quench Your Own Thirst is the key to the ultimate dream: being successful while doing what you love.
Founder of The Boston Beer Company, Samuel Adams brewer, catalyst of American craft beer, Jim Koch tells all when it comes to business, beer, turning your passion into a successful company.
Jim Koch is the founder of The Boston Beer Company and brewer of Samuel Adams. He founded the company in 1984 using his great-great grandfather s recipe and set to the task of revolutionizing American beer. Samuel Adams Boston Lager has been an important catalyst in the American Craft Beer Revolution for more than thirty years, bringing full-flavored, award-winning beer to the American beer landscape. The Boston Beer Company has become one of the leading American craft breweries and now accounts for just over one percent of the U.S. beer market."