Yesterday, Samuel Adams announced that Accion client, Flounder Brewing Company of Hillsborough, NJ has been selected as the winner of the 2016 “Brewing the American Dream Experienceship,” a unique mentoring opportunity for craft brewers as part of the Accion and Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Program. For the Experienceship, the Flounder Brewing Company team will receive a trip to the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery for specialized coaching and mentoring from a variety of Samuel Adams experts on topics ranging from ingredients sourcing, sales and distribution, packaging, design and more! Flounder Beer Co., will also have the opportunity to create a collaboration beer with Samuel Adams brewers and to attend The Great American Beer Festival. Flounder Brewing Company was started back in 2005 by Jeremy “Flounder” Lees, his brother Dan and cousin Billy. They received their first Accion loan of $6,000 to help purchase equipment and move from brewing out of their garage and into a nano-brewery space. Today, Flounder Brewing Co. has grown from one flagship beer, the Hill Street Honey Blonde Ale to brewing more than ten seasonal and year-round craft beers!
Flounder Brewing Co.’s flagship beer, The Hill Street Honey Blonde Ale, inspired by the founders’ grandfather who was a beekeeper!