The Independent Brewers Alliance (IBA) is a member-owned cooperative made up of independent breweries who leverage their combined buying power to negotiate long-term savings programs with leading industry suppliers. By joining the IBA, brewers benefit from the strength of the group and the cooperative buying power it brings while staying completely independent. We have profiled them a bunch since their founding in 2016 because of how they can save small, indie businesses some cash — especially valuable now that coronavirus has decimated the industry.
To extend its benefits to more brewers who may now be unable to afford membership, the IBA has announced that it is waiving all 2020 membership fees to brewers who join by August 1.
“The IBA is about keeping brewers and the industry we love strong,” said Matt Hopkins, Executive Director of the IBA. “Right now, there are a lot of brewers who could benefit from the savings membership can offer them. We want those savings to be accessible to those who need it.”
Currently the IBA offers member-brewers often deep savings on many raw materials and operational expenses including printed and sleeved cans, brites, ends, kegs, labels, chemicals, branded glassware, packaging, benefits, business insurance, recycling, office supplies and more. Members are always free to choose the programs that are right for them.
Interested brewers can learn more by contacting Matt Hopkins at [email protected] or