Sam Adams With More $ for Start-ups, and Better Beer on Airlines and Cruise Ships, Good News!!


SAM ADAMS EXPANDS THE “BREWING THE AMERICAN DREAM” PROGRAM NATIONALLY: Four years after starting a regional project aimed at helping entrepreneurs in the restaurant, beverage and hospitality business, Boston Beer [SAM  99.96    -0.65  (-0.65%)   ] is taking the idea national. The program, in partnership with microfinance lender Accion, involves helping new businesses find access to capital and business consulting. The program will now have an additional $1 million in lending available.

 FRONTIER AIRLINES KICKS OFF “CHOOSE YOUR BREW CONTEST”: Craft beer has taken hold coast to coast the last several years, now it’s taking over the skies. Frontier Airlines is asking passengers which of four Colorado craft beers to stock on its planes. It’s taking a poll on its Facebook page and the winning beer will featured onboard starting June 1.

 ROYAL CARIBBEAN EXPANDS BEER SELECTION: From land, air and now sea, there really is no escaping the craft beer boom. Royal Caribbean [RCL  27.99    0.29  (+1.05%)   ] says it is expanding its beer selection on its cruise ships to over 40 beer choices, up from 25. Royal Caribbean says the expanded beer menu in the shipboard pubs includes a variety of beer from craft breweries and international beers including Belgian Trappist beer from Belgium’s monk-run Chimay brewery.

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