Big Shoulders Beer Company in Chicago, Illinois is the newest brewery in Samuel Adams Brewing The American Dream program. Rich Szydlo is a homebrewer, bartender, turned brewery owner that will use the money to brew his first batch of beer to distribute in Chitown.
First beers will include Crosstown Wheat, an unfiltered wheat beer with lemongrass and coriander. Hopapalooza IPA is join Crosstown Wheat in the lineup too. Samuel Adams and microlender Accion recently partnered to increase the viablity and success of small food, beverage, and brewing businesses. The program includes access to investment capital, and expert coaching.