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Starbucks Tests Coffee That Tastes Like Beer

Forget Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. Starbucks's newest beverage is closer in taste to Guinness.

Sam Adams Founder: Waiting for That 'Light Bulb' Moment? Don't.

Jim Koch launched the Boston Beer Company from his kitchen table in 1984. Now, 30 years later, the leader of the craft brewing movement is doing more than $700 million in sales. Here’s what he learned about starting up.

Sam Adams Founder: To Compete With Giants, 'Bring Your Small-Business Game'

Boston Beer Company, the maker of Samuel Adams, is the leader of the craft beer movement. But founder Jim Koch is also playing against beer titans such as MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch InBev.

From Recreational Apparel to Weed, Here Are Our Best Cities for Niche Industries

Our annual Best Cities feature explores the hot spots for specific business categories.

What Keeps the Founder of Sam Adams Going After 30 Years

Jim Koch has had the same title for the last three decades, but he's as excited as ever to go to work each day. Here's why.

How Sam Adams Is Thriving as a Pony Among Clydesdales

Jim Koch, the founder of Boston Beer Company, explains how his brewery came to be the biggest of the little beer houses.

Could Rising Costs Mean the End of Craft Beer Brewers?

With the increased price of hops, craft beer makers could end up being sold to beverage giants.

Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

The FAA's shutdown of Lakemaid beer delivery drones drew criticism for hurting small businesses.

Yum or Yuck? MillerCoors Unveils a Bourbon-Flavored Beer

Hoping to win over the younger set, MillerCoors has introduced a bourbon inspired lager.

3 Things Beer Aficionados Can Look Forward to in 2014

There are some delicious innovations coming out of the nation's 2,500 breweries, including a beer cocktail trend.

How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend

By cutting out major food menus, these businesses let franchisees -- and their customers -- focus on what's truly important: what's in the glass.

Brand Shop 'Taps' Into Its Expertise to Build Brewery

With traditional advertising revenue shrinking, TBD of Bend, Ore., diversifies its branding business by selling craft beers.

Meet the Newest Member of the Billionaires Club: Sam Adams Creator Jim Koch

Jim Koch, who built the Sam Adams brand from a small microbrewery into the second-largest American brewery, has landed on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

What Craft Beer Can Teach You About Business Growth: Best Advice from Jim Koch of Sam Adams

The Boston Beer Co. expands its microloan and mentorship program. Plus, the founder shares the most popular advice he dispenses to young business owners.

Mobile App Helps Bars Manage Changing Beer Selections

Taplister helps customers and bartender up-to-date on what's being poured at their favorite bars.

College Entrepreneurs Invent a Way to Keep Beer Cold

KegSkins banishes the biggest party foul -- warm beer.

Carving a New Niche in Craft Beer

How the Growler Station is building a business on a new beer-to-go concept.

Valentine's Niche: Say It With Beer and Beef Jerky?

In the business of love, nothing is sacred -- not even candy hearts and red roses.

Boston Beer Co.'s Jim Koch on Self Reliance

How the founder of America's largest craft brewery faces challenges, stays connected and maintains long-standing success.

Maestros of Malt: How Five Craft Brewmasters Got the Beer Bug

These Oregon entrepreneurs developed a taste for beer and turned it into a thriving business.

How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media

Chicago's Finch's Beer replaces signage with social media marketing and finds frothy fame.

How to Tap into a Competitive Market: The Craft-Beer Business in Portland, Ore.

With 40 craft breweries and more than 50 in the metro area, Portland, Ore., has more craft breweries than any other city in the world. We spoke with brewery owners about how they're able to stand out with so much competition.

Why Portland's Beer Economy Is 'Hoppy'

The right mix of ingredients makes Portland's brew economy one of the biggest in the world.

Knowledge on Tap: The Business of a Beer Sommelier

How one beer lover tanked his career in favor of teaching people about his beverage of choice

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