Brewing a Revolution
As part of the program, the selected craft brewer receives a trip to the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery for coaching and mentoring from a variety of Samuel Adams experts and brewers, including those involved in ingredients sourcing, sales and distribution, package design, and more. Additionally, winners have the opportunity to brew a collaboration beer with Samuel Adams, and receive funding to attend industry events such as The Great American Beer Festival.
Each craft brewery that has been selected for the Brewing and Business Experienceship has released a limited-edition collaboration beer with Samuel Adams, and has received a loan through the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program. To date, the program has provided loans to more than a dozen craft brewers across the country in an effort to continue to support fellow craft brewers.
Congratulations to our 2016 BTAD Experienceship Recipient, Flounder Brewing Co. out of Hillsborough, NJ.
Learn more about our collaboration beer now available, Devil’s Nectah, with Flounder Brewing Co. here.
Past winners have included:
- Chris Spinelli of Roc Brewing Co. in Rochester, NY
- Jim Woods of Woods Brewing Co. in San Francisco, CA
- Rick Arbitol of Brewery Rickoli in Wheat Ridge, CO
- Grant Fraley of ChuckAlek Independent Brewers in San Diego, CA
Brewing and Business Experienceship Eligibility
In order to be eligible for the Brewing and Business Experienceship, you must:
- Be a recipient of a Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Program Loan
- Be a craft brewer as defined by the Brewers Association
- Be 21+ years of age
The Experienceship is only open to loan recipients of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Program. Full details to apply for the Experienceship will be provided once a loan is disbursed to a qualified loan applicant.
Click here to learn more information about becoming a loan recipient of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program.
Have questions about the Brewing and Business Experienceship program? Contact Us!
Are you a craft brewer or home brewer looking for some guidance on brewing processes and technique? Check out our Brewer specific Tips and Tricks videos from Samuel Adams Brewers including Founder and Brewer, Jim Koch!
When does the application open?
The application is now open. Please contact the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream team at 617-368-5203 with any questions.
We announce the winner at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver (October 2015)
What information is needed from craft brewers to apply?
Our application process allows us to learn more about the brewer’s annual production, business model, and passion for their craft.