Local brewery launches ‘disruptive’ model to drive growth within industry

Local brewery launches ‘disruptive’ model to drive growth within industry
(Melissa Key)

CORNELIUS, N.C. — D9 Brewing Co. will grow its brand via a cloud-based manufacturing model.

The Cornelius brewer has formed a spinoff company that utilizes its craft-beer experience to help like-minded breweries expand their brands — without the significant capital investment typically required.

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That company, Community Brewing Ventures, looks to raise $2.5 million through its seed-round to support operations, with additional funding rounds planned over the next five years. 

“It’s a whole new disruptive business model,” said Andrew Durstewitz, who founded D9 in 2014. “This is first and foremost a way to support the craft-beer industry. We’re going to be able to help breweries and bring them up.”

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