Samuel Adams founder and Boston Beer Chairman Jim Koch is the envy of many beer drinkers.
His tale of taking his grandfather's beer recipe and using it to build the largest craft brewer in the United States has been told countless times. It's a journey that by some accounts has made Koch a billionaire.
Koch is also a legendary consumer of the beverage he holds so dear. In what might be one of best sign-offs in the television business, Koch concludes each interview with a hearty sip of his signature Boston Lager, regardless of the time of day.
When asked in a recent episode of CNBC's "Chew and Brew," Koch wholeheartedly admitted he has likely put down more than 21,000 beers in his lifetime.
But while Koch is known for consuming a lot of beer, he's also known for his ability to handle his alcohol.