SASKATOON, SK – The StarPhoenix newpaper reports that a fledgling co-operative brewpub in Saskatoon has started accepting members.
Buying into the organization will get members input into the beer production and recipes, voting access on committees and other rewards. The concept is similar to crowd funding, but Worobec says the main difference is that the group is attempting to create a community as they build the business. “The co-operative aspect allows us to really focus on the beer. Everyone who joins with a membership is there because they are passionate about the beer.”
Worobec notes that the collective hopes to have a full-scale brewpub open and producing beer sometime next year, but the possibility of brewing under contact at another facility to get beers on the market earlier is being considered.