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Big seller Boston Beer asks for small-brewer tax break

WASHINGTON — It’s early to be drinking, but just after 10:30 a.m. on a weekday, Jim Koch, the founder of Samuel Adams beer, pops open a bottle of lager and regales his audience with stories.

It’s no barroom banter. Koch is standing behind a lectern at a small-business convention in a Washington conference room, describing his battles on the front lines of special-interest tax lobbying on Capitol Hill.

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