Maine Beer Company’s success is almost a happy accident. Almost, because it’s unfair to leave Maine Beer Co.’s staggering rise to chance, as if making hoppy, exquisitely balanced beer is rote or easy. But if the world financial market hadn’t crashed in 2008, brothers Daniel and David Kleban might have kept their jobs as a lawyer and financial planner, respectfully, rather than spend evenings tinkering with the recipe for something called “Peeper’’ in a drafty Maine garage, eventually leading to the creation of the Maine Beer Company in 2008.
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