A few months before Chris Spinelli was ready to open the doors to Roc Brewing Co. in April 2011, the former financial advisor faced a conundrum: He didn't have the $10,000 he needed to buy a keg washer, a device that - you guessed it - cleans and sanitizes kegs. He didn't have the funds because he couldn't convince a bank to give him a loan. And, without a keg washer, he couldn't figure out a cost-effective way to contract brew for other breweries, throwing his business model out of whack.
But Spinelli was in luck. A friend pointed him to Boston Beer Co.'