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  • Lactose-free ice cream startup wins mentoring help from Sam Adams

    Boston Business Journal December 08, 2016Katy Flannery and Gwen Burlingame had a vision for a dairy ice cream for the lactose-intolerant. A year after founding Minus the Moo, the pair now has the mentoring of Sam Adams executives.

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  • Business coaching session held in Williamsburg

    News 12November 15, 2016A coaching session was held Tuesday in Williamsburg for small business owners looking to make it big in Brooklyn. Described by organizers as "speed dating," the event involved tables set up to address any issue a small business owner could encounter while trying to expand and grow. That includes branding, accounting, business planning and more.

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  • CEO Corner: Brewing the American Dream

    NECN – CEO CornerNovember 04, 2016Brewing the American Dream—it’s a program Jim Koch started for up and comers in the industry. And Bev Armstrong, founder of Brazo Fuerto Artisinal Beer is one of the participants. She tells her story of the search for a perfect post-game brew and how it led to her company. And we ask Jim about what it’s like to be fueling his own competition with this program.

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  • Owner of Lincoln's Ploughshare Brewing Co. among finalists in national Sam Adams contest

    Omaha World-HeraldOctober 24, 2016There’s a lot Matt Stinchfield can say about the plow. To him, it’s a symbol of hard, honest work and a simple life. To him, it’s a symbol of his life and work in Nebraska. Two years ago, Stinchfield, 55, opened Ploughshare Brewing Co. in Lincoln. Last month, Ploughshare was chosen as the wild card winner in Samuel Adams’ Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition.

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  • TODAY’s Craig Melvin crafts his own beer at Samuel Adams brewery

    The Today ShowOctober 22, 2016Beer brewing business is booming and the amount of craft beer brands is spiking. TODAY’s Craig Melvin gets an exclusive tour inside the Samuel Adams’ brewery where they develop new beverages and creates his own beer, called the Fuzzy Melvin. He gives a few samples to his co-anchors to try but not everyone (Sheinelle Jones) is a fan.

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  • Leesburg-Based Honey Grail Headed to National Competition

    Loudoun NowOctober 19, 2016Chris Ekechukwu walked into a room in Washington, DC, with a two-minute pitch for his mead, and left with a ticket to the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream finals in Boston in December… He was selected by a panel of expert judges from among six DC-area food and beverage small business owners. If he wins against the three other regional winners in Boston, he will receive a $10,000 business grant and mentoring from brewing company Samuel Adams.

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  • Cheers! Life Lessons from Boston's beer king Jim Koch

    ReutersOctober 18, 2016For the latest in Reuters' "Life Lessons" series, the 67-year-old sat down to toast a life that has gone from cold-calling Boston bartenders to sitting astride a $2-billion success story.

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  • Leesburg-Based Honey Grail Headed to National Competition

    Loudoun NowOctober 14, 2016Chris Ekechukwu, creator of Honey Grail, walked into a room in Washington, DC, with a two-minute pitch for his mead, and left with a ticket to the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream finals in Boston in December.

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  • THE BEER NUT Watertown brewer wins Sam Adams experienceship New News

    Wicked Local WatertownOctober 12, 2016Bev Armstrong of Watertown, founder of Brazo Fuere Artisanal Ales, with Samuel Adams founder Kim Koch took a commemorative photograph to celebrate a special occasion. Armstrong was recently named the winner of the "Samuel Adams 2017 Brewing and Business Experience." She was thrilled and proud of her achievement. Jim was more than eager to award this amazing craft beer entrepreneur.

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  • Ploughshare a Finalist in Sam Adams Pitch Competition

    1011 NOW KOLN September 28, 2016Matt Stinchfield, founder of Lincoln's Ploughshare Brewing Company, has been named the Wild Card winner for the 2016 Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition. Stinchfield receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Boston on Dec. 1 for the National Pitch Room Competition Finals, where he will compete with four regional winners for a shot at the grand prize -- a $10,000 grant and a year’s worth of mentoring from Samuel Adams experts, including founder Jim Koch.

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