Growing Your Brewery in a Post-Pandemic World

Sponsored by Ekos

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Speakers: Josh McKinney, Rachel Hoppe

The traditional playbook for growing your brewery has changed. While we navigate a post-pandemic world and see a return to the taproom, the innovation and flexibility from 2020 is here to stay. Breweries of all sizes are embracing trends, like seltzer, ecommerce, clubs, new packaging types, and increased connectivity. In this webinar, Ekos breaks down the trends, sharing examples from growing breweries, and giving tips for how you can implement new ideas in your business.

About the Speakers

Josh McKinney

Josh McKinney, CEO and Co-Founder


Passionate about the start-up community and craft industry, Josh McKinney co-founded Ekos in 2014 to help craft producers better manage their operations. Josh combined his experience in software with a love of craft beverages to develop a business management software for craft producers of all kinds. He now serves as the company's CEO and has helped Ekos reach thousands of craft breweries, wineries, and cideries in more than 40 countries. Josh is a graduate of Appalachian State University.

Rachel Hoppe

Rachel Hoppe, VP of Product


Rachel Hoppe is the VP of Product Management at Ekos. Rachel enjoys listening to and learning from customers and the market to drive business objectives forward. She finds bringing new products to market equally as rewarding and challenging as enhancing existing products to ensure they continue to fit the customers' needs.

Prior to joining the company Rachel led Product Management for Asset Management Technologies, an enterprise software company focused on real estate leasing and facility management. She also spent 10 years at AvidXchange, a high growth fintech company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Rachel has a background in marketing and brand communications with a BA in Communications from Elon University and an MBA from North Carolina State University. Outside of the office, Rachel enjoys going to the mountains with her husband, daughter, and two golden retrievers.

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