Brewing Dreams, Since 2008

Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream supports local food and beverage entrepreneurs across the U.S. with access to capital, networks, and business coaching. For Jim Koch and all of Sam Adams, this beer not only tastes good, it does good.

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We're Proud of the Impact We've Made Together


Entrepreneurs Coached


In Food & Beverage Loans


Jobs Retained & Created


States Participated

From providing thousands of small business owners with critical advice to gaining access to capital, together with our nonprofit lending partners, we help people pursue their passion.

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Programs to Grow Your Business

Interested in expanding your business, but need guidance? Want to have access to expert coaches? Ever pitched your business to a panel of judges and industry leaders? Brewing the American Dream supports a wide array of impactful programming all rooted in helping food and beverage entrepreneurs grow.

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Expert Coaching Is Just A Table Away

Speed Coaching

Give Us Your Best Pitch

Pitch Room

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An overwhelming number of our country’s small business ideas are deemed unbankable, meaning they can’t get traditional bank loans; especially in the “risky” food & beverage world. Jim Koch had that same problem when he started Sam Adams and our mission is to fix that.

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Jim Koch started Sam Adams in his kitchen in 1984, when imports and domestics were the only option for beer lovers. In turn, he ignited the craft beer movement, inspiring a whole new category that’s produced millions of jobs in communities from coast-to-coast.