Baxter Brewing adopts Ekos business management software

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Growing brewery relies on Ekos for visibility across the business

LEWISTON, MAINE (Sept. 24, 2021) – One of Maine’s most beloved breweries, Baxter Brewing, is now utilizing Ekos to manage all brewery operations. Ekos, a business management platform for craft makers, powers operations for one in five U.S. breweries.

Baxter Brewing is leveraging the capabilities of Ekos to help in all areas of the business, including:

  • Inventory management: Ability to see available inventory in real-time and understand costs
  • Production planning: Tracking batches through the entire production process and forecasting for future batches
  • Reporting: Utilizing out-of-the-box and custom reporting features to analyze data for better decision making
  • Traceability: More in-depth traceability of ingredients and products throughout the brewing process

“Planning production is made simpler and easier with Ekos. I really love the floorplan view feature. It makes it easy to see where and what is in process at all times. You can easily click into any one of the brews to see all details you want to know,” said Sharon Hartford, controller at Baxter Brewing. “We use Ekos for everything, from bringing in raw materials, to building and processing recipes, to packaging the goods, to selling the finished goods product.”

Ekos is an all-in-one business management platform that helps craft businesses power growth, drive efficiencies, streamline communication and improve visibility. Breweries who use Ekos grow on average seven times faster than breweries who rely on other software solutions or manual methods like spreadsheets.

“Our overall goal is to improve company efficiency while maintaining a high-quality product, which Ekos can help us with,” said Paul Marichal, brewery operations manager at Baxter Brewing. “Ekos has a clear plan to make us successful and will help the company continue to scale.”

“We are thrilled to support Baxter Brewing as they work to scale their business,” said Josh McKinney, CEO of Ekos. “Ekos is designed to provide craft producers with the tools and data necessary to grow. There is nothing more rewarding than being a part of our customers’ success and seeing them achieve their goals.”

For more information on Ekos’s brewery management software, visit

About Ekos
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Ekos is the leading business management technology platform powering — and empowering — craft beverage businesses. With more than 15,000 users on six continents, Ekos helps beer, wine and cider makers drive efficiencies, power growth, streamline communication and improve visibility across their businesses. As a digital hub for all critical business information, Ekos makes it easy to manage day-to-day operations in inventory, production, sales and accounting. Ekos was named to the Inc. 5000 list in 2021 and is backed by Noro-Moseley Partners. To learn more, visit

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