Brewing the American Dream

Looking to take your food or beverage business to the next level?

Accion and Samuel Adams are here to help. For nearly a decade, Accion has been the national nonprofit partner for Samuel Adams’ signature philanthropic program, Brewing the American Dream.


Samuel Adams believes that if an entrepreneur has the guts, drive and perseverance to follow their own path, access to resources shouldn’t be what stands in the way. That’s why Samuel Adams and Accion provide coaching, business mentoring, and other support to hardworking business owners who receive Accion loans.


With support from Samuel Adams, Accion has provided over $20 million in capital to food and beverage entrepreneurs. What can Brewing the American Dream do for you?


Getting a loan is one of the hardest parts of turning an idea into an American Dream. Accion offers loans that are perfect for small food and beverage businesses, and we partner with borrowers every step of the way, from buying equipment to hiring staff to opening a new location. Click here to get started, and to unlock access to the full suite of Brewing The American Dream programs.

Speed Coaching

Accion experts team up with business experts including lawyers, accountants, marketers, and Samuel Adams staff to provide in-person, free advice in communities across the country. Learn more!

Pitch Room Competition

If you’ve got a packaged food or beverage product, we’ve got just to contest for you. Pitch your product, receive expert advice, and get a chance to win a $10,000 business grant and extended mentoring from Samuel Adams. Learn more!

Remote One-on-One Coaching

Available exclusively to Accion clients, Samuel Adams coaching is an opportunity for one-on-one conversation with experts on six key business topics:


  • Digital Marketing + Social Media
  • Buyer + Distributor Relations
  • Marketing + Sales
  • Legal Advice on Packaging
  • Branding + Design
  • Hiring + Employee Relations


Ask your loan officer how to apply!

Quarterly Webinars

Samuel Adams employees and food and beverage industry experts lead free quarterly webinars on topics including food labeling, design, and social media. Be on the lookout for emails about the next webinar.

Promotional Opportunities

Accion food and beverage clients are featured on Samuel Adams’ website and considered for other valuable promotional opportunities.

Online Resources

Accion’s Business Resource Library features educational articles and tips every small business owner should know.


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