Total loan: $6,000


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Bronx, NY, United States / Food

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A loan helped us NYC's only Latin Brewery raise production and expand distribution.

Juan's story

About 7 years ago, after making my own Latin-inspired beer recipes at home I decided that I wanted to give my neighborhood its own Latin beer brand with unique recipes inspired by the people, flavor, and culture of Uptown NYC. I use to work in finance on "Wall St" and that quickly put together a business plan and visit breweries on the East Coast to produce my recipes for me in bottles and kegs. It took 18 months before I was able to quit my job and I started self-distributing all the beer and worked up the business to 125 accounts (bars, restaurants, supermarkets, and grocery stores) in NYC. I recently signed with a large distributor that is exponentially expanding the distribution of Dyckman Beer products. I was born in the Dominican Republic and came to NYC at the age of 5. I feel proud of what I have built and I am excited to expand distribution into other states and other countries.