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Steve Hindy and Tom Potter of Brooklyn Brewery

Inspired by homebrew recipes he discovered while an Associated Press correspondent in the Middle East, Steve Hindy (left) teamed up with neighbor Tom Potter (right) to found Brooklyn Brewery in 1988. With a logo created by Milton "I ♥ NY" Glaser, and managed and distributed from Brooklyn, the brewery still made its beer upstate until master brewer Garrett Oliver (center) designed and planned the Brooklyn plant in Williamsburg, which opened in 1996.