Fascinating History of Brooklyn Brewery Founder Steve Hindy Includes Terrorist Kidnappings and Mob Threats

Steve Hindy: Brooklyn Brewery Founder, AP Journalist, Mob Archnemesis
Steve Hindy: Brooklyn Brewery Founder, AP Journalist, Mob Archnemesis

Gear Patrol is an online magazine for men that covers what they deem the very best in gear, adventure, design, food and culture. In a recent article posted to the site, author Will McGough discusses the fascinating and complicated history of Steve Hindy, the founder of Brooklyn Brewery.

Taking control of the meeting, the mob led Hindy into the bowels of his brewery, into a room without windows. They said they didn’t want to have to hurt him, and that they needed his cooperation.

The full article is a captivating tale of kidnappings by Lebanese terrorists, New York mob scare tactics and most of all, the building of a Brooklyn beer empire.

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