News Sam Adams Opens Applications for ‘Brewing the American Dream’

Samuel Adams has opened applications for its annual Brewing & Business Experienceship, which provides mentorship to craft brewers through its philanthropic program, Brewing the American Dream.

The Experienceship annually offers one craft brewer access to unmatched resources and guidance. The engagement culminates in the creation of a special beer developed alongside experts at Samuel Adams Boston Brewery. This year’s collaborative concoction is an easy drinking pale lager that clocks in at 5% ABV using San Francisco Steam Yeast and Motueka and Tettnang hops in the kettle. The limited-edition brew will be available on tap at Samuel Adams Boston Brewery and Pilot Project Brewing in Chicago starting the first week of May 2024.

In 2008, Samuel Adams launched its core philanthropic initiative, Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream. In partnership with Accion Opportunity Fund, one of the nation’s largest non-profit small business lenders, the program supports small business owners in the food, beverage, and brewing industries through access to business capital, coaching, and new market opportunities. The goal is to help strengthen small businesses, create local jobs, and build vibrant communities.

Since the inception of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program, Brewing the American Dream has worked together with Accion Opportunity Fund and other nonprofits in loaning more than $105 million to more than 4,300 small business owners in the food and beverage industry. Brewing the American Dream employees, together with local business partners and community organizations, have provided coaching and mentoring to more than 15,000 business owners across the country helping to create or maintain more than 11,500 local jobs.

More information on the program here.

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