Brooklyn Brewery’s Steve Hindy on the Rise of Craft Beer and Butting Heads With Boston Beer’s Jim Koch

Hindy, owner of Brooklyn Brewery in New York Photograph by Angel Franco/The New York Times via Redux

Steve Hindy’s fellow journalists thought he had lost his mind in the mid-1980s when he left his job at Newsday to start Brooklyn Brewery in New York. They must feel differently now. Today, Hindy is chairman and co-founder of America’s ninth-largest craft beer maker and is recognized as one of the leaders of a rapidly growing industry. He writes about his experience in The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Brand of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World’s Favorite Drink, which arrives in stores today.

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