FINNEGANS Brew Co. hopes to give back even more using Ekos

Minneapolis-based brewery focused on charitable giving uses Ekos to optimize business

MINNEAPOLIS (February 8, 2022) — The world’s first beer company dedicated to donating profits to charity, FINNEGANS Brew Co., is enlisting Ekos software to optimize production, inventory tracking and accounting in their brewery.

“We chose Ekos because the platform is easy to use and provides solutions to the entire production process, from ordering raw materials through the delivery of finished goods and every aspect in between,” FINNEGANS Brew Co. COO John Mihajlov said. “The comprehensive available reports and a useful dashboard keeps the senior team informed with just a few clicks.”

Ekos, the leading business management software for breweries in the U.S., helps craft alcohol producers run the most efficient business they can, specializing in the areas of inventory, production, sales and accounting. The end-to-end platform helps alcohol producers spend more time connecting with customers and producing beer, cider, wine or seltzer, and less time organizing spreadsheets and paperwork.

FINNEGANS got its start in 1999 when founder Jacquie Berglund had the vision of selling one beer and using the profits to support needs in the community. In partnership with Twin Cities pub owner Kieran Folliard, they developed the delicious Irish Amber Ale. With her passion to create a better world, Jacquie purchased the recipe outright for $1, and took the leap to create FINNEGANS as a social enterprise focused on ending the cycle of poverty and hunger alleviation in the Twin Cities. Since its beginnings, FINNEGANS has created a total overall impact of $2 million and counting.

To aid growth in their mission to give back, FINNEGANS is using Ekos’s inventory tracking and forecasting to ensure the team has everything they need before they produce a beer. John says that, using Ekos, the brewery’s understanding of its cost of goods sold is better than ever. FINNEGANS is also able to plan out production runs months in advance now, leading to more efficient and fresh inventory for every batch. The benefits don’t end there. “Ekos has also removed eight hours per week from accounting, more than paying for the product,” John said.

To learn more about Ekos, visit goekos.com.

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 18,000 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 Catalyst Investors and Noro-Moseley Partners. To learn more, visit goekos.com.

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