Paul Kalmanovitz was a Polish immigrant who made millions in real estate before turning his attentions to beer in 1950. In that year he bought the Los Angeles-based Maier Brewing Co. Over the next couple of decades he bought out other struggling breweries, too, eventually ending up with a sizable portfolio of brands that included Ballantine, Blatz, Carling Black Label, Lone Star, Lucky Lager, Falstaff, National Bohemian, Old Milwaukee, Olympia, Primo, Rainier, Schlitz, Schaefer, Schmidt, Stag, Stroh
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Pat Hagerman is co-founder of ProBrewer.com. When he's not leading operations for ProBrewer you can find Pat working on Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure and systems. If you're having a beer with him ask about some of the more original skills he's taught Alexa.