Help Build Brewla Into a National Brand with the Martha Stewart American Made Awards

Daniel and Rebecca- Grand Prize winners of the 2013 Samuel Adams’ Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition.
Daniel and Rebecca- Grand Prize winners of the 2013 Samuel Adams’ Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition.

Guest blog by Daniel Dengrove, co-owner of Brewla Bars.

My sister Rebecca knows everything there is about winning and losing.

Since the age of three, and all the way through college, she was a competitive gymnast. She learned firsthand how to bounce back from losses and injury. She taught me how to be resilient in the face of challenge and use triumph and failure as learning opportunities.

Now, years later, our small business is a finalist for the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards. Public online voting starts today, and we need your help to win!

In 2010, we started Brewla to prove that great tasting desserts can also be healthy. Brewla Bars are all-natural ice pops based on brewed ingredients. Each flavor is bold and sophisticated, with a smooth, indulgent texture – and only 50 calories or less per bar.

We spent two years collecting feedback at farmers markets and events in New York City to perfect our flavors. With the help of Accion and the Samuel Adams’ Brewing the American Dream program, we strengthened our business pitch. All that hard work paid off when we heard the news about being named an American Made finalist.

We’ve always dreamed that Brewla would be a national brand. Ultimately, people have to know and love the brand, and every small business owner knows the considerable time and energy it takes to get there. Winning American Made would make it that much easier to reach people and introduce them to our delicious and healthy desserts.

If we don’t win, we’ll chalk it up as another learning opportunity. Being a finalist is tremendous validation that we have a great, high quality product. We’ll continue doing the hard work necessary to build Brewla and learn from this experience to get there faster.

So between today and October 13th, help us secure as many votes online as possible so we can bring Brewla Bars to you and your friends. You don’t have to ask your grocer, you just have to click the link here and vote!

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