Dorchester Brewing Co., Boston’s largest contract brewing facility, recently announced a new industry-first partnership with Yakima Chief Hops, which gives small and growing craft breweries access to the highest quality hops and production discounts with the goal of supporting craft breweries. Competitive pricing on hops, combined with the jointly-offered production discounts means that breweries working with Dorchester Brewing through this Yakima Chief Hops partnership can save big on costs and increase their margin to support their business in a highly-competitive environment.
Yakima Chief Hops, an industry leader in hop quality, and Dorchester Brewing Co. share the same mission that small craft breweries should have access to the highest quality brewing ingredients and equipment/facilities as the bigger guys. In order to level the playing field, this new partnership will give these small craft breweries access not only to the Yakima Chief Hops at competitive contracted rates but also Dorchester Brewing’s state-of-the-art facility and equipment, including its QA/QC and lab program. Through the quality programs, competitive sourcing and cost-plus pricing, small and growing breweries can now appreciate similar margins to breweries producing 300 bbls or more.
“We are excited to team up with Yakima Chief Hops because of their industry reputation for excellence, and we found a natural synergy in working towards the same shared passion and mission of supporting small and growing craft breweries by lowering costs while increasing quality,” said Matt Malloy, CEO/Cofounder at Dorchester Brewing Co. “With interest rates up, many breweries are turning to outsourced production instead of new equipment or facility investments for larger production SKUs, allowing them to focus on selling and marketing of their brand vs. producing volumes of beer. By taking advantage of this partnership and contract brewing at our state-of-the-art facility, breweries can continue to scale and grow during this unstable economy, without the exposure, risk, and interest rates of facility projects. Ultimately, this partnership is about supporting the entire ecosystem of craft beer: quality for brewers and consumers, and pricing to increase margins so that craft breweries can sustain and invest in their business.”
In addition to competitive pricing on hop sourcing, Dorchester Brewing and Yakima Chief Hops are offering contract brewing discounts of $150 off 30-bbl, $400 off 60-bbl and $1,000 discounts off 120-bbl production amounts through 2023. To qualify, breweries must be a new custome, and the production credit excludes production in the months June and July when Dorchester Brewing is at peak capacity.
More information at: https://www.dorchesterbrewing.com/brew-with-us/
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