An earlier version of this story specified incorrectly that Shmaltz Brewing was certified kosher by The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, known as Orthodox Union.SAN FRANCISCO ( MainStreet) -- The craft beer industry can refer to itself as a community all it likes, but it took the help of a much older, tighter community to help Shmaltz Brewing founder Jeremy Cowan get his business flowing. Back in 1996, Jeremy Cowan thought he would get some laughs by making the country's only Jewish celebration beer. He brewed 100 cases of Genesis Ale and delivered it around Northern California just in time for Hannukah.
|Brewer Jeremy Cowan describes in Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah how he turned Shmaltz Brewing from a lark into serious lager.|
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