Carolina Brewing Company prepares for growth with Ekos business management software

Ekos helps brewery forecast production and manage inventory

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (June 24, 2021) – Carolina Brewing Company recently implemented Ekos as its brewery management software, which will help to propel the company to its next growth stage. Carolina Brewing Company opened in 1995 and has been serving the Triangle area in North Carolina for more than 25 years.

Ekos is the leading choice for business management software and currently works with more than one in five U.S. breweries. With Ekos, breweries can:

  • Forecast production so product is sold at its freshest
  • Set reorder points for ingredients and raw materials, saving an average of $250 on each expedited shipment
  • Manage finished goods inventory to increase sales by 5-10%
  • Understand costs and adjust ingredients or prices to maximize margins

“We are a brewery preparing for future growth, and with that growth comes increased complexity to manage the production process and finished goods inventory,” said Jason Howard, owner of Carolina Brewing Company. “Ekos provides us a framework to track and manage those growing complexities without falling behind.”

Carolina Brewing Company changed ownership in 2021 and is entering its next chapter. With Jason Howard taking over as owner, the brewery has plans for evolution and change, which may include updates to the taproom, packaging changes, and new product offerings. 

“Responsible, sustainable growth is a goal for nearly all of our brewery customers and we are proud to say that our customers grow seven times faster than the industry average,” said Josh McKinney, CEO of Ekos. “With enhanced visibility into all aspects of the business through Ekos, owners can make the right decisions that will empower them as they expand.”

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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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