Today we are going to speak with Chris Spinelli. Chris is the Co-Owner of ROC Brewing Co., LLC. ROC brewing as the name implies is a mirco brewer located in Rochester, NY.
The website is www.rocbrewingco.com and if you are in Rochester or ever travel to Rochester they are located at 56 S. Union Street in the city of Rochester so be sure to check them out.
Chris has an interesting story about turning a love for beer (nutured I’m sure while he was in college) into a business and is going to share his experiences of starting, raising money and collaborating with the founder of Samuel Adams, Jim Koch.
Chris and Jon have been selected as one of the lucky recipients of Samuel Adam’s Brewing the American Dream. This program was started by one of microbrewing’s first pioneers, Jim Koch. Since Koch has experienced the challenges of starting a microbrewery firsthand, he felt that it was time to help some of those starting in today’s market in any way he can. Through Brewing the American Dream, Koch has given the selected microbreweries the ability to receive financial assistance through small business loans that allow breweries to purchase necessary materials essential for their business to flourish.
This is a very cool story of the neat things that can happen when you start a business and
pursue your dream.