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April 15, 2014

Samuel Adams Helps Small Businesses Realize the American Dream

The Daily Meal | View Complete Article

April 8, 2014

Boston Beer Co. Founder calls Chicago "vibrant" craft brewing city

Crain's Chicago Business | View Complete Article

April 4, 2014

USA Today (video) | View Video Here


April 3, 2014

Samuel Adams Helping to Brew the American Dream Bloomberg Street Smarts | View Complete Article


Sam Adams’ small business push CNN Money | View Complete Article


Samuel Adams Helping to Brew the American Dream Bloomberg Businessweek | View Video here


March 14, 2014

Bread of Heaven New York Post | View Complete Article


March 12, 2014

Samuel Adams Irish Red Soda Bread Recipe TheDailyMeal.com | View Complete Article


February 26, 2014

Sam Adams brewer brings business know-how to area entrepreneurs Newsworks.org | View Article and listen to interview here


February 20, 2014

Brewing Dreams with Sam Adams Phillybeerscene.com | View Complete Article


December 13, 2013

Boston Beer Co. offers another venue for mentoring through new Pitch Room contest Boston Business Journal | View Complete Article


December 12, 2013

Cool 10G to Pop Star NY Daily News | View Complete Article


November 14, 2013

Brewing a booming business: Brooklyn's Brewla Bars finds a winning formula for ice pops NYDailyNews.com | View Complete Article


November 13, 2013

Presentation Tips from Pitch Competition Experts Fox Small Business News | View Complete Article


October 30, 2013

Loans Helping Restaurant Grow San Antonio Express-News | View Complete Article


October 22, 2013

At Sam Adams' Pitch Room, culinary entrepreneurs pitch beer baron for a shot at $10,000 Boston.com | View Complete Article


October 21, 2013

Jim Koch on Brewing the American Dream DCbeer.com | View Complete Article


October 16, 2013

Learn more about BTAD Beneficiary Brewla Bars' Hop Pops SeriousEats.com | View Slideshow


October 16, 2013

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Brings 2013 Access to Capital Event to Seattle on November 12 BusinessWire.com | View Slideshow


October 14, 2013

Samuel Adams: 2013 Supplier Leadership Award Winner for Cause Marketing Supermarket News | Read More


October 11, 2013

Wheat Ridge brewer wins Samuel Adams contest Denver Business Jounral | View Complete Article


October 4, 2013

Q & A with Jim Koch, Founder of Samuel Adams Brewery Cincinnati Magazine | View Complete Article


September 3, 2013

Samuel Adams to host speed coaching event for entrepreneurs Lehigh Valley Live | View Complete Article


August 29, 2013

The Costco Connection The Costco Connection | View Complete Article


August 28, 2013

Samuel Adams backs new Easton soul food restaurant Lehigh Valley Live | View Complete Article


August 21, 2013

Samuel Adams founder offering free advice to Southland start-ups Los Angeles Times| View Complete Article


August 20, 2013

Seven companies, one potential $10,000 winner in Pitch Room (slideshow) Denver Business Journal | View Complete Article


August 12, 2013

Revenge of the Marshmallow The Huffington Post | View Complete Article


August 1, 2013

Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream entrepreneurship coaching returns Aug. 5 Columbus Business First | View Complete Article


August 1, 2013

Won't You Be My Neighbor? Sam Adams' Koch Seeks Hometown in Every Town Lehigh Valley Business.com | View Complete Article


July 26, 2013

Event Caters to Food, Beverage, Craft Beer, and Hospitality-Related Business Owners Themetropreneur.com | View Complete Article


July 11, 2013

Sampling Samuel Adams Collaboration Beers, “Brewing the American Dream" drinkhacker.com | View Complete Article


June 26, 2013

Mateveza and Samuel Adams Collaborate Examiner.com | View Complete Article


June 18, 2013

An Exclusive Summer Brew Perfect for Post-Park Excursions 7x7.com | View Complete Article


June 14, 2013

Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Craft Brewer Experienceship Recipients Introduce Collaboration Beers Brewed with Samuel Adams CNBC.com | View Complete Article


June 13, 2013

Boston Beer's Jim Koch Takes His American Dream on the West Coast BBJ.com| View Complete Article


June 13, 2013

Samuel Adams Introduces Two New Brewing the American Dream Collaboration Beers with Mateveza & Roc. Brewing mybeerbuzz.com | View Complete Article


June 11, 2013

Jim Koch, founder of Boston-based Sam Adams, has ties in PA Philadelphiaweekly.com | View Complete Article


June 5, 2013

Sam Adams Founder Talks Philly Beer Week Bizjournals.com | View Complete Article


May 21, 2013

How Jim Koch Keeps the Samuel Adams Brand Fresh Businessweek.com | View Complete Article


May 16, 2013

Exclusive Interview with Jim Koch of Boston Beer Company Chicagonow.com | View Complete Article


May 13, 2013

Microbrew to Microloans: Sam Adams Helps Local Man Raise Money for Caribbean Catering Company AuroraSentinel.com | View Complete Article


May 9, 2013

Need cash? Your biggest competitor is offering - for a price foxnebraska.com | View Complete Article


May 7, 2013

Boston Beer Helps Small Businesses through its Brewing the American Dream Program GreatBeerNow.com | View Complete Article


May 7, 2013

Samuel Adams expands its Brewing the American Dream program Examiner.com(Houston) | View Complete Article


May 7, 2013

Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program comes to Chicago Examiner.com | View Complete Article


May 2, 2013

Sam Adams Founder Helps Craft Brewers Grow Via Microloans Smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com | View Complete Article


April 30, 2013

Boston Beer expands its microlending and coaching program. Blogs.NYtimes.com | View Complete Article


April 29, 2013

Koch Says Boston Beer Won't Compete with "Big Guys" BloombergBusinessnessweek.com | View Complete Article


April 26, 2013

What Craft Beer Can Teach You About Business Growth: Best Advice from Jim Koch of Sam Adams Entrepreneur.com | View Complete Article


April 25, 2013

How Sam Adams Maker Helps Small Businesses CNN.com | View Complete Article

April 25, 2013

Jim on Morning Joe on NBCNews | See the interview here


April 24, 2013

Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream® Expands Small Business Microlending and Coaching Program; Launches "Raise a Pint, Brew a Dream" Nationwide Yahoo.com | View Complete Article


April 16, 2013

Boston Beer and Samuel Adams help out Simple Gifts Farm in Amherst, Elmartin Farm in Cheshire with microloans and advice

Masslive.com | View Complete Article


April 16, 2013

Sam Adams Buys a Round for Small Beer, Food Businesses TheStreet.com | View Complete Article


April 16, 2013

Get Started: Taxing Time for Owners; recovery help

SmallBusiness.Yahoo.com | View Complete Article


April 2, 2013

Sam Adams Awards Loans to 2 Local Farms and Helps Small Businesses

WGGB.com | View Complete Article


March 20, 2013

A Big Brewer Sticks to His Small Roots Free Enterprise.com | View Complete Article


March 11, 2013

Free speed-coaching event for startups and food and craft brewing businesses MiamiHerald.com | View Complete Article


March 5, 2013

Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Partners with Bethlehem Based Micro-Lender LehighValleylive.com | View Complete Article


February 20, 2013

Q & A with Sam Adams Founder Jim Koch LAWeekly.com | View Complete Article


February 20, 2013

Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Finalist in Best Social Service Campaign for 2013 Halo Awards CSR Wire.com | View Complete Article


February 8, 2013

The Key to Brewing Up Jobs: Innovative Partnerships Supporting Small Business HuffingtonPost.com | View Complete Article Jim Koch discusses the necessity to support small businesses in today's economy to boost job growth.


November 14, 2012

There's a Great Way Big Businesses Could Help Small Businesses NYTimes.com | View Complete Article


November 15, 2011

Who'll Give Your Business Money Right Now? TheStreet.com | View complete article Sam Adams' founder wants to help small businesses in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. Koch, who considers himself a brewer above all else, says he wants to give other emerging businesses the opportunities he didn't have when building his empire.


October 1, 2011

FIRST RECIPIENTS OF SAMUEL ADAMS BREWING THE AMERICAN DREAM EXPERIENCESHIP ANNOUNCED AT THE GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL Samuel Adams | View complete article Today, Samuel Adams announced the first ever recipients of its Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream® Experienceship, a new mentoring opportunity offered as part of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream philanthropy program.


September 28, 2011

Beer-maker's microloan program brewing hope for Chicago-area small businesses The Chicago Tribune | View complete article Got a great restaurant idea but need some money or advice to get started? The folks at Samuel Adams might have some cash for you, especially if you've been turned down for a loan.


September 26, 2011

The Beer Industry and Brewing the American Dream with Jim Koch Money Matters FOX25 | View complete article Jim Koch, Founder of Samuel Adams, sits down with Chuck to discuss the industry.


August 1, 2011

Boston Beer awards microloans to JP, North End businesses The Boston Globe | View complete article The Boston Beer Co.’s Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream philanthropic program, in partnership with microlender ACCION USA, will provide $3,500 in loans to two Boston eateries: Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe and Boston Pretzel Bakery.


July 27, 2011

Boston businesses tap Sam Adams loan program Boston Herald | View complete article Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch delivered $3,500 in microloans today to two local businesses in need of a financial boost.


June 22, 2011

Samuel Adams founder offers advice, and loans, to small businesses Columbus Dispatch | View complete article In 1984, Jim Koch had a dream of creating his own microbrewery. At the time, he had only desire on his side. No banks or distributors wanted to back his beer. Koch was undaunted and began brewing beer in his kitchen, and then he distributed it bar-to-bar. The beer, Samuel Adams, caught on and now its 30-plus flavors are brewed in Boston, Cincinnati and Lehigh, Pa.


April 30, 2011

Micro-finance is a growth tool on Main Street

Providence Journal | View complete article As we explore new ways to jump-start our economy and create jobs, micro-finance continues to be a hot topic, and for good reason. The concept’s effectiveness in providing small loans to would-be entrepreneurs trying to launch a new business venture here or in developing countries around the world is compelling.

March 1, 2011

Brewing the American Dream at STCC WWLP | View complete article New businesses need two things to survive: funding and expertise. The founder of Samuel Adams Beer lacked those things when he started his business 27 years ago in Boston.


February 4, 2011

Boston Beer offering business loan program Allentown Morning Call | View complete article When Lucy Valena was looking to start a mobile espresso bar in the Boston area in 2008, she had more moxie than money. The entrepreneur's financial worries eased when she received a $4,000 loan from the "Boston Beer Brewing the American Dream" program, allowing her to purchase an espresso-maker. That started Voltage Coffee, which served espresso at catered events in New England and later moved to Cambridge and became Voltage Coffee & Art.


January 7, 2011

Koch to Cape businesses: Small loans on tap Cape Cod Times | View complete article When Adam Lantheaume launched The Boston Shaker, a cocktail tools and supplies store in Somerville, he was interested in carrying the Sodastream, a device that lets users make their own soda at home. "But it was kind of a big investment up front to get stocked up," he said. "They are not inexpensive to get into."So, he applied for a loan from the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream initiative, a microlending program run by The Boston Beer Co. With the money he borrowed, he stocked up on soda-making gear.


December 13, 2010

Little guy is Brewing the American Dream Concord Monitor | View complete article Twenty-six years after he started selling Samuel Adams lager brewed from his great-great-grandfather's recipe, Jim Koch is the head of the country's largest independently owned brewery. Now he's trying to give his potential competitors a helping hand.


December 9, 2010

Voltage hopes to generate more than a caffeine buzz Cambridge Chronicle | View complete article In science- and research-driven Kendall Square, Lucy Valena wanted to create an “art portal in a science space.” With the idea of bringing quality coffee and art to the people of Cambridge, Valena opened Voltage Coffee & Art at 295 Third St. earlier last month.


October 16, 2010

Dough from beer brewer helps local bakery grow Sentinel & Enterprise | View complete article La Reina Bakery and Restaurant owners Francisco Cruz and Carmen Rivera had the passion and drive needed to run their own bakery and restaurant when they opened in Worcester five years ago, but the location left something to be desired.



October 14, 2010

What Ales You: Loans, stocks and bocks -- it's a lot to take in, but he'll try The Portland Press Herald | View complete article Jim Koch, founder and owner of Boston Beer Co., likes to help the little guys because he still considers himself one of them despite the success of Samuel Adams beers. "When I started, I was the little guy and sort of still see myself as the underdog," Koch said in a telephone interview last week. "Even today, 25 years later, we are still very much the underdog. We are not even 1 percent of the U.S. beer market. It's 0.9 percent. We compete with giants, and I know what it's like to be the underdog, because I live it every day."


August 16, 2010

Beer Fuels Small Loans Boston Herald | View complete article Call her the “coaster child” of Jim Koch’s “Brewing the American Dream” project.


August 10, 2010

Karl’s Sausage Kitchen replaces landmark Route 1 sign Lynn Daily Item | View complete article Karl’s Sausage Kitchen & European Market has been a destination for meat lovers throughout the region for more than a half century and the sign topped with a sausage in front of the German deli on Route 1 North in Saugus is a New England landmark. Customers and passing motorists may notice something different today: the sausage is still there, but the sign is brand new, hoisted into place Monday as the latest improvement to the business made by Robert and Anita Gokey, owners of Karl's Sausage Kitchen for the past three years. The new sign was made possible with help from the nation's leading craft brewer, James Koch (pronounced "Cook") of Boston Beer Co., maker of Sam Adams beer.


August 9, 2010

Karl’s Sausage Kitchen gets Rt. 1 makeover; The Boston Beer Company helps with microloan program The Boston Beer Company | View complete article


June 23, 2010

Sam Adams Sends Experts To 'Speed-Coach' Hartford Entrepreneurs Hartford Courant | View complete article The founder of the company that makes Samuel Adams beer had so much trouble launching his business and getting bars to sell his craft beer that he decided to help other fledgling firms after he achieved success.


March 10, 2010

Sam Adams workshop has tips for small businesses

The Providence Journal | View complete article


February 1, 2010

Microfinance is a solid investment in economic growth

The Boston Globe | View complete article

‘JOBS MUST be our number one focus in 2010,’’ President Obama said last week in his State of the Union address.


September 11, 2009

Boston Beer serves up funds, advice to entrepreneurs Boston Business Journal | View complete article Jim Koch remembers how tough it was to start Boston Beer Co. in the 1980s.


June 30, 2008

Boston Beer links with a nonprofit The Boston Globe | View complete article When he started brewing Samuel Adams beer out of a nearly abandoned brewery complex in Jamaica Plain, distributors told Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch they would not deliver his products to liquor stores and bars.

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