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Dec 1, 2021

Today's guest on the Mitlin Money Mindset™ is Charles Becker, founder of 1940s Brewing Company. After a 30+ year career in the nonprofit world with the March of Dimes, Charles started a nano brewery on Long Island and is committed to producing top-quality craft beer. Charles chose the name to pay homage to his father who graduated from the brewing academy in the year 1940. 1940’s Brewing Company is deeply rooted in tradition with a family legacy of brewing and dedication to quality beer. Founded in 2014, Charles has taken his brewery to the next level by creating brews that are mission-focused and help support mental health awareness and suicide prevention. 

Charles is making his mark in the craft brewery industry by combining great brews and great causes. This combination allows him to differentiate himself and his brewery in a very crowded industry. Listen in and hear how Charles has created a win-win using great brews, giving back, and doing something he truly loves. 

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in...

  • Charles’ path to Founding the 1940’s Brewing Company [2:36]
  • What differentiates 1940’s brews from others? [6:14]
  • Has the explosion of craft breweries in recent years affected business? [8:48]
  • Is there still room for others or is it a crowded market? [13:13]
  • The story behind the beer Never Alone IPA? [14:59]
  • How Never Alone is supporting Mental Health Awareness and suicide prevention [20:16] 
  • Is drinking locally important to breweries like 1940’s and others in NY State? [26:00]
  • What is the key to success in keeping the flavor lineup fresh and new? [29:47]
  • What are the next steps for the 1940's Brewery? [32:18]
  • What Charles did today that put him in the right mindset for success [33:52]

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1940’s Brewing Company is deeply rooted in brewing tradition. Owner Charles Becker choose the name to pay homage to his father, who graduated brewing academy in the year 1940 before beginning his long career of brewing. With a family legacy of brewing and dedication to quality beer, 1940’s Brewing Company got its start in 2014.

Brewer Jon Brengel joined Charlie to perfect the brewery’s recipes and 1940’s hit its stride. Today you can visit the 1940’s brewing facility and tasting room on Lincoln Avenue in Holbrook New York to try a pint in our growing arsenal of delicious brews.


  • Founder/Co-Owner at 1940's Brewing Company
  • October 2013 - Present
  • Former State Director of Operations at March of Dimes
  • 1980 - June 2009
  • College
  • Studied Accounting & Finance at Adelphi University
  • MS Class of 1981
  • Studied Accountancy at LIU Brooklyn Class of 1975

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