Photo: Ricardo Barros

INTO THE DRINK: Ken Buonocore ’03 started with a beer-brewing kit and from there went on to build a micro-brewing empire. His preliminary recipes did well in home-brewing competitions when he started in 2010, and soon after his basement became a “mad-scientist lab” full of fridges, sacks of grain, and fermenters. In 2014 he started Conshohocken Brewing Co., which today distributes throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has four taprooms in the Philadelphia area.