WHAT IS BROKEN CLOCK BREWING COOPERATIVE?
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.
WHAT MAKES A COOPERATIVE BREWERY DIFFERENT?
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.