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Juan

Long Beach, CA, United States / Services

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A loan helped furnish our indoor tasting room and build our outside patio to increase our ability to serve more customers.


Juan's story

Ambitious Ales is composed of five young entrepreneurs who aspire to contribute to society in a creative and impactful way. Our personal stories and ethnic backgrounds are as diverse as our beer ingredients. Two of the founders, including myself, are immigrants from the Philippines and Mexico. We were instilled with the concept of hard work and the motivation of the American dream. The dream for us has been the opportunity to use our skills, passion and creativity to produce a product and space that builds relationships. We have all invested over 6 years of researching, learning and cleaning (a lot of cleaning) to advance us to this point. We are just a few months and a lot more hard work from our dream. An investment in Ambitious Ales is an investment in the community. My personal story into the world of craft beer began while I was a graduate student. I saw how home-brewing became an opportunity for friends to get closer which made me realize the power a brewery could have to bring even more people together. I earned my masters in social entrepreneurship and it’s fueled my passion to use the brewery as a vehicle for social good.