Big Ditch Brewing uses Ekos to fuel growth

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Software provides inventory management, production, sales and accounting capabilities

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 22, 2021) – Big Ditch Brewing, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based operation, is now using Ekos to manage inventory and streamline operations. Ekos, a business management software for craft producers, works with one in five U.S. breweries and makers across six continents.

Big Ditch Brewing opened in 2011 and in the past 10 years has grown from 1,000 barrels per year to 15,000. During that time, they relied heavily on spreadsheets and manual data entry and often spent hours, days and weeks counting inventory in the brewery. As they approach the next phase of growth, the team decided to look for a software that could easily integrate into its day-to-day processes and improve efficiencies.

“We were using spreadsheets but knew we could not continue to grow with the tools we were using. We looked at several platforms and knew Ekos was the right system for where we’re at in our growth,” said Matt Kahn, president and co-founder of Big Ditch Brewing Company. “I like that Ekos gives me a real-time look at how our costs are trending. We now have more efficient operations that will allow us to spend more time being creative and making better beer.”

Breweries like Big Ditch see immediate benefit in the inventory management capabilities of Ekos, but the software also helps craft businesses:

  • Understand COGS and other key business metrics
  • Streamline TTB reporting with pre-filled reports
  • Schedule batches and production tasks
  • Manage sales contacts and opportunities

“Despite the challenges of 2020, breweries and other craft businesses have proven they have grit, determination and staying power. We continue to see customers, like Big Ditch Brewing, with huge goals for growth and expansion,” said Josh McKinney, CEO of Ekos. “We are proud to be a part of that growth. We have seen time and time again how our software helps to free up time and make processes easier so teams can work more efficiently and meet their growth goals.”

To learn more about Ekos and read success stories from craft producers and owners, visit

About Ekos
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Ekos is the leading business management software for craft producers of beer, wine and cider. With more than 15,000 users on six continents, Ekos helps makers manage their day-to-day operations in inventory, production, sales and accounting. As a central digital hub, Ekos delivers valuable insights, drives efficiencies and profitability, and eliminates the need for spreadsheets and manual record-keeping. Ekos is backed by Noro-Moseley Partners. To learn more, visit

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