Barebottle Brewing Company: Growing Their Business with Bank of America

Barebottle Brewing Company: Growing Their Business with Bank of America


Audio Script
Lester Koga: What inspires me are flavors, and being able to integrate them in ways that
hopefully no one’s ever experienced before. Lester Koga: At Barebottle, every beer that
we brew has a new idea, and it’s always fun seeing people’s reactions. We brew to share. I’m Lester Koga, and I co-founded Barebottle
Brewing Company with my friend, Mike Seitz. Mike Seitz: Lester is one of my oldest and
best friends. He and I started as homebrewers. We decided we want to do this because we love
it. Mike Seitz: Barebottle Brewing Company is
a craft brewery located in San Francisco. We focus on innovation and coming out with
new beers all the time. Mike Seitz: This is such a community-based
business. So on the back of every label, we actually
include the home brew recipe. It’s all about sharing information and creativity. Lester Koga: We want to make sure that we
never lose sight of that passion. Mike Seitz: Running your own business, it’s
just a huge responsibility. That’s your livelihood. Bank of America has been a great partner with
us basically since the beginning. Lester Koga: Paul reached out and said, “What
is it that I can do to help you?” Paul: When I started working with Barebottle,
what impressed me was how knowledgeable and how passionate Mike and Lester were about
what they were doing. My job is to help make their banking easier. Paul: Barebottle’s a part of the Preferred
Rewards for Business program, so as their business grow and as their relationship with
Bank of America grows, the more rewards that they get to take advantage of. Lester Koga: The more and more we’ve used
our credit card, then the more and more rewards we get from just the normal things that we
do for spending. That’s really helpful as we expand. Mike Seitz: We’re going to be opening our
second location down in Santa Clara. The positive vibe that people have being here
is just so rewarding and I’m excited to bring it to more places. When we decided to expand, Paul was my first
call. Paul: I really believe that they have a great
product, so playing a small part in their roadmap of growth is one of the coolest parts
of my job. Mike Seitz: We have the power to make an idea
a reality and add to the community Disclosure: Bank of America and the Bank of
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