At Broken Clock Brewing, we believe that being a brew cooperative is bigger than just brewing great beer. We aspire to make a difference by empowering people, inspiring passion, and fostering collaboration in our community. Being a cooperative means that we put the needs of the community ahead of the bottom line.
We are a completely member-owned and operated cooperative democratically run by local Minnesota residents. Our members share the common vision of making this venture a meaningful and exciting experience for all members of the Twin Cities community.
Every member of Broken Clock Brewing is more than just a shareholder, they are an integral part of our community of change.
A cooperative is jointly owned by its members who share its profits and democratically manage its business operations. This has many benefits for the business including:
Keeps more wealth in the local community, as the members of the community are also the owners.
Members have equal say in how the business is run, preventing exploitation of employees or the local environment.
Workers can become members, which allows them to provide creative input and true ownership of their work.
Cooperatives operate for the greater good of the community and employees, rather than focusing on maximizing returns for shareholders.