Back in 2011, before Five Boroughs Brewing became a bona fide brewery servicing the tristate area, company co-founder Blake Tomnitz was trying his hand at microbrewing with his roommates in their Boston College dorm room. The college ended up confiscating their equipment, and they appeared before a disciplinary board.
They were let off the hook with the understanding that microbrewing had no place on campus. But for Tomnitz, the experience laid the foundation for Five Boroughs, which he, the company’s CEO, officially founded in 2017 with COO Kevin O’Donnell.
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