Jim Koch founded the Boston Beer Company in 1984
in Boston, Massachusetts. The beers were originally contract brewed by the
Pittsburgh Brewing Company, though today, approximately 35% of its beer is
produced at the company's Cincinnati brewery. The brand name for the beers is
Samuel Adams , after Samuel Adams, reputedly a brewer and an American patriot
famous for his role in the American Revolution. Sam Adam's portrait generally
appears on the front of each bottle. It is the largest American owned brewery.