Pitch contests

The Votes Are In and We Have A Pitch Room Wild Card Winner!

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Congratulations to Ploughshare Brewing Company!

 

The third annual Pitch Room Wild Card was a virtual competition – hosted by the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program and Entrepreneur Media – that let small food and beverage businesses submit a sales pitch for the chance to go to the Pitch Room finals.

This year’s top video submissions were posted online, and the public was invited to vote for their favorite. The small business that received the most votes for its sales pitch – Ploughshare Brewing – was named the Wild Card winner and has been invited to participate in the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room finals on December 1 with regional winners from competitions held in Boston, Denver, San Diego and Washington, D.C. The finals will take place at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery and are the culmination of the overall Pitch Room competition, which is designed to help entrepreneurs around the country perfect the art of the sales pitch. 

Ploughshare Brewing was one of six Wild Cards semi-finalists chosen by a panel of experts from Sam Adams and Entrepreneur based on criteria that included pitch quality, creativity, passion and product viability. 

Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, Ploughshare produces world-class beers and distributes them throughout the greater Midwest. Founder Matt Stinchfield combines his interests in local culture and deep expertise in chemistry to stay true to traditional brewing styles. Similar to Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams, Matt has a deep commitment to the quality of his craft beer and educating drinkers about varying beer styles.

Thanks to everyone who watched the pitch videos and voted, and hearty congratulations to all the businesses that were selected as semi-finalists. It was an impressive group of entrepreneurs, and we look forward to following your growth and success.  

Ploughshare Brewing Co.

Ploughshare Brewing, a World Beer Cup winner from Lincoln, NE, has set out to brew world-class beers and distribute them throughout the greater Midwest. Founder Matt Stinchfield's combines his interests in culture and deep expertise in chemistry to stay true to traditional brewing styles, reminiscent of Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams, and his commitment to the quality of the craft.