C. James Koch

Chairman, Founder, and Brewer

James Koch founded Boston Beer in 1984 and currently serves as our Chairman. Until January 2001, Mr. Koch also served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to starting Boston Beer, he had worked as a consultant for an international consulting firm with a focus on manufacturing. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Beyond Meat, Inc. in May 2023. He sits on Beyond Meat’s Risk Committee.