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How CEO of third-largest beer seller in U.S. found his beach

How CEO of third-largest beer seller in U.S. found his beach

Crown Imports CEO Bill Hackett looks at a glass of beer not just as an industry executive but also as a guy who poured a lot of pints to make ends meet in college. In an interview at his company's recently completed lobby and office bar in the Loop, the jocular executive pontificated about the importance of foam. More head on a beer means more carbon dioxide has been released, and the beer tastes better, Hackett explained. Beyond knowledge of just how a draft beer should look in its glass, "being behind the bar gives you the insights into (the) consumer, and you develop social skills," Hackett said. "And that's really how I got to know people in the business."...

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