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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Sam Adams Helps Fund Craft Brewers With Its Brewing the American Dream Program

Looking to launch a brewery but not sure how to get the funding? Samuel Adams might have the answer for you. Since 2008, the Boston-based brewery has been partnering with ACCION USA to grant microloans to food, beverage and hospitality small business owners in the Northeast, but now the company has pledged $100,000 specifically to brewery startups nationwide.

Small business loans will help with things like expanding or starting a business, marketing, or buying inventory or equipment. The Brewing the American Dream program also offers entrepreneurs free seminars and coaching on running and expanding their businesses. In the past, the program has helped fund everything from a Voltage Coffee to The Boston Shaker. Head here to learn more about the program—you can even donate to the microloan fund.