April 6th, 2011
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Steve Hindy’s path to become 'the Boss’ was far from ordinary. As a former Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, Hindy described to the world the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981, and was held by militiamen in civil-war torn Lebanon the year before.

“I loved what I was doing, as a war correspondent for AP - but my wife got fed up with the whole thing and said, `I'm going back to New York, taking the kids - hope you join us’,” recalls Hindy. “ `If not, have a nice life’."

So Hindy went back to New York for an adventure of a different kind. In 1988, Hindy – then aged 39 – and a neighbor opened Brooklyn Brewery. “I began trying to convince (his neighbor) that we should quit our jobs and start a brewery at a time when we both had mortgages we both had young kids,” Hindy said. “It wasn't the greatest time to be quitting your job.”


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