Nerdspeak Brewery plans for future growth with software partner Ekos

Iowa brewery will simplify production and distribution processes with brewery management software

BETTENDORF, IOWA (April 29, 2022) — A brewery inspired by a love for retro technology, Nerdspeak Brewery, is implementing a new technology to streamline operations: Ekos, a business management software.

Ekos is used by 1 in 5 breweries in the United States and Canada. Its focus on production, sales, accounting and inventory make it a craft alcohol producer’s dream, connecting every aspect of the business in one centralized system. Integrations round out the software, ensuring users’ POS, ecommerce and accounting data sync seamlessly into the easy-to-use platform.

“Ekos is an excellent production management tool that allows me to easily manage day-to-day operations in the brewery,” Nerdspeak Brewery Owner Aaron Ickes said. “Compliance with government regulations is also important and this streamlines that process. We also feel confident Ekos will grow with our business for many years to come.”

Aaron said he knew the brewery needed a business management solution from its early days, and the brewery just opened its taproom in November. Since then, Aaron has seen positive growth in the team’s handling of accounting and point-of-sale processes. Plus, Nerdspeak just entered the world of self-distribution, a step that can prove tricky for some breweries. Instead of worrying, however, Aaron says he knows Ekos is there every step of the way.

“We’re so glad to partner with Nerdspeak Brewery as they open their doors and begin creating a community of beer lovers in Iowa,” said Ekos CEO Josh McKinney. “The Ekos team is invested in Nerdspeak’s success and we look forward to growing alongside them.”

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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

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