Jim Koch founded the Boston Beer Company in 1984 because he believed that "AMERICANS DESERVED BETTER BEER.'' This became the company's motto or belief and it still stands today. Today, the business is a team of about 350 people, and all share a common passion for bringing great Samuel Adams beers to beer lovers everywhere.
The Boston Beer Company has been cited as one of the best companies to work for by Boston Magazine, one of the best Jobs for The Princeton Review, and their beers have won more awards than any other in the history of beer. Jim has been named "Entrepreneur of the Year'' by Inc. Magazine.
Once a year, normally in January, everyone gathers for a meeting of the entire company. Sales people fly across the country. The brewery workers and office staff are invited to join in. There is a full agenda of meetings, seminars, team building events and parties. One of the highlights of the meeting is a company's overall beer trivia contest.
This year, one of the waitresses from the hotel I was seeing how the different teams arrived in costume with music and much whooping and fanfare, said: "I always knew Samuel Adams made the best beer in America, but now I see that this is the largest company in America.''When you look around you see that the Boston Beer Company is a team of enthusiastic people who are passionate about beer and really enjoy coming to work every day.
The Boston Beer Company, Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SAM. Annual production of beer less than 2 million barrels or annual beer production exceeding 2 million barrels and the brewery was founded as a craft brewery and even the other boats Brewer defining criteria.
Less than 25% of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by a member of alcoholic beverages that are not themselves a Craft Brewery.
A brewer who has either a flagship for all malt (beer which represents the bulk of the marks of this brewery), or at least 50% of its volume or all malt beers or beer using aids for improving rather than lighten flavor.
The Boston Beer Company is proud to partner for the second year with Share Our Strength hunger organizations, a struggle against the leader of the nation. This year, the company is demonstrating its support by participating in the taste of the Nation, events in 15 cities across the country. In addition to providing national support for the nation's taste, Samuel Adams is helping to fight hunger Share Our Strength Share Our Strength 2005 / Samuel Adams Restaurant Program. Samuel Adams will donate $ 1. Samuel Adams 00 for each sold in participating restaurants taste of the Nation.