Wynwood Arts District’s only 100% independently owned brewery brings on Ekos to streamline internal processes and further growth
MIAMI (October 25, 2021) – J. Wakefield Brewing, which calls Miami home, is now using Ekos to simplify its inventory management, production and accounting processes. Ekos is the leading business management software used by 1 in 5 breweries in the U.S.
Ekos is an end-to-end business management software designed specifically for craft alcohol producers. The software helps streamline inventory management, production processes and sales activities. Plus, it integrates with accounting, ecommerce and point-of-sale systems to further simplify business processes and connect data across multiple channels.
“I used Ekos at another brewery before J.Wakefield and thought it worked great for everything that a brewery needed without being overly complicated,” said Daniel Smyth, lead brewer at J. Wakefield Brewing. “The software is priced reasonably compared to competitors on the market. Plus, Ekos’s customer service is quick to respond and a great help.”
Miami’s Wynwood Arts District has just one 100% independently owned brewery, and that is J. Wakefield. The brewery, which produces more than 4,000 barrels annually, is known for its Floridian-inspired brews, floor-to-ceiling Star Wars mural and comic book lithographs. J. Wakefield’s beers are available in more than 330 retailers, including 40 Publix locations in Florida and limited distribution in California, Massachusetts, New York and South and North Carolina.
Owner Johnathan Wakefield is the host of The Beer Hour on SiriusXM and an award-winning home brewer turned brewery owner. He is one of the first brewers to have successfully utilized crowdfunding for his brewery — he reached his $55,000 goal in just 30 hours.
“It is such a joy to join J. Wakefield in their growth,” said Josh McKinney, CEO of Ekos. “Our mission at Ekos is to help craft brewers do more of what they love: connecting with their customers and making great beer. We can’t wait to see all that J. Wakefield can accomplish moving forward.”
To learn more about Ekos, visit goekos.com.
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 goekos.com.
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