Brooklyn brewer picked up skills in Middle East

New York • Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy picked up his interest in home brewing from an unusual source: American diplomats in Saudi Arabia, where Islamic law prohibits alcoholic drinks. “These guys all made their own beer at home, so I was fascinated by home brewing,” says Hindy, who spent time in the Middle East as a reporter during the late 1970s and early ‘80s. Once back in the United States, Hindy started making beer at home and eventually decided Brooklyn would be an ideal place t...

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