Charles J. Koch Jr. was Brewer, Father of Boston Beer Founder

Written by Mike Boyer for news.cincinnati.com

Retired brewer Charles J. Koch Jr., father of Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch, died Monday at his family farm in Georgetown. He was 88.

A Cincinnati native and graduate of Withrow High School and the University of Cincinnati, Mr. Koch was an apprentice starting before World War II at some of the city’s best-known breweries including Wiedemann, Hudepohl, Burger, Bavarian and Schoenling Brewing Co.
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