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These Entrepreneurs Fought the Law. . . And Won.

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This story appears in the May 2012 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

When Paul Hletko's grandfather died in 2008, the Evanston, Ill., patent attorney wanted to do something to honor his legacy.

His grandfather, a Jew from Czechoslovakia, had operated a brewery there until it was taken away during World War II; Hletko, who had been a home brewer for two decades, decided to open a craft distillery in his memory.

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