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Podcast: Craft Beer’s Purchasing Cooperative

Today we hear from Matt Hopkins, Executive Director of Independent Brewer’s Alliance, the nation’s only craft brewer owned cooperative. The cooperative has 100 craft brewer members with a combined 675,000 BBL of beer production.

The mission of the organization is to pool purchasing power to save money on supplies and services for all member-owners.

Topics Covered 

  • Savings programs offered – cans, labels, services
  • Average/expected savings by using the programs
  • The hot topic today: Cans, supply chain issues, and Matt’s view on how long before supply catches up with demand

Learn more about the Independent Brewer’s Alliance (IBA)
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