The Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition helps small food and beverage business owners perfect the art of their sales pitch.

Entrepreneurs have two minutes to present the merits of their product and business to a panel of expert judges representing some of the country’s most admired retailers, wholesalers, brands, thought leaders, and restaurant owners. After providing critical, real-world advice to participants and fielding questions about the pitch, the judges select a winner based on quality of presentation, creativity, passion, and product viability.

On Sunday, March 12th from 3:00PM – 5:30PM we are bringing the Pitch Room Competition to Austin, TX where small business owners will have the opportunity to win a $10,000 grant, a year of extended mentorship from Samuel Adams, and a media package from Foursquare. We'll also be giving away a $5,000 People's Choice award that will be decided by Facebook Live voters.

The panel for this event includes:

  • Jennifer Glanville (Samuel Adams Brewer, “Most Creative People in Business” according to FastCo)
  • Lockhart Steele (Co-Founder of Eater.com & VOX Media Editorial Director)
  • Koel Thomae (Co-Founder of Noosa Yoghurt)
  • Justin Breton (Head of Marketing Partnerships at Foursquare)

Are you a food, beverage, or craft brewing business owner with a packaged product or a liquid that is currently packaged and ready to be on shelf or on draft in the Austin area? Interested in pitching?

Apply below by Friday, March 3rd. We will be announcing the selected participants, which will be reviewed by a panel of judges, shortly thereafter. Check back for updates.

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