What a great Year for YOUR Brewery!
2016 marks the first complete calendar year of operation for Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery and we got a whole lot done! You have MUCH to be proud of in your brewery!
Among our proudest accomplishments in 2016, we:
As you can see, we all got a “Mash-Tun” worth of stuff done this year! 🙂
Most importantly, we successfully made (and sustained) the transition from a “building” Co-operative organization, to an operating business – with all that entails. For this we have to thank our staff, all of the board members & volunteers for their tireless support to make all of this come together!
2017 is going to be a big year for Flying Bike, and we have many plans to finalize and execute. Your board is meeting mid January to finalize these plans, which include:
- Sharpening our pencils and making the brewery and operations more profitable,
- Organizing our Marketing plan (which has been a heroic effort to now!),
- Budgeting for our Build plans (to manage our working capital),
- Engaging the membership more for input, support, and direction,
- Expanding our distribution of kegs to the surrounding area.
As always, we welcome your input to firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas, suggestions, criticisms or praise that you would like to convey!
We could not do any of this of course, without you, our membership.
A Co-operative depends on its members input, contribution, and above all Participation, in order to succeed for all.
We sincerely thank you from the “bottom of our Pint Glass” for your continued support and faith in this model, and look forward to seeing you and your friends in your brewery much more in 2017! And if you have a specific skill set you’d like to donate to your Brewery’s success, please reach out to us at the email above (or in person at the Brewery) – we’d love your help in 2017!– dw