The San Jose Cooperative Brewery & Pub “Coop Brewpub”, California’s first cooperative brewery and pub, will hold its first information session and beer tasting on February 2, 2013 at the Drying Shed from 2:00- 5:00 PM at 402 Toyon Ave, San Jose, California to kick off its membership drive. In addition to learning about how to become a member of the Brewpub Coop, attendees will enjoy a beer tasting with craft beers from local breweries and live music.
21 and older only please.
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San Jose Cooperative Brewery & Pub
The Coop Brewpub is currently made up of a small group of individuals who have spent the last five months laying the ground work for the Coop Brewpub and are kicking off the membership drive with a beer tasting. The Coop Brewpub is looking for more members to help build the coop from the ground up. Members will elect Co-op Board Members and help the Board make major decisions such as what beers to brew, what foods to serve, where to locate it, and defining the culture of the coop.
The Coop Brewpub will follow the values and principles of the International Cooperative Alliance and will be owned and democratically controlled by its members—the people who buy their goods or use their services—not by investors. It will operate on the principle of “one member, one vote.” That is, unlike investor owned businesses where voting rights are based on ownership share, each member of a cooperative has the same voting power. In addition, it will return profits to their members proportionate to their use of the cooperative.
The goal is to increase membership to 2 – 3,000 members in approximately 18 months, to open soon after, and have a lot of fun until then.
Admission to the event is a nominal $20 to cover event expenses and will feature craft beers from local breweries and live music.