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Who is Lotus?

Working Together to Support Craft Beverage Businesses

Lotus Beverage Alliance is GW Kent, Apha Brewing Operations, Stout Tanks and Kettles, Brewmation, Twin Monkeys Beverage Systems, and Automated Extractions. We have allied to become the only company in North America to cover every step of craft brewery and beverage production—from raw ingredient supply to packaging, and everything in between.

Our Alliance Takes a Customer-First Approach

Lotus Beverage Alliance combines resources, expertise, and network to offer a more comprehensive range of craft beverage brewing products & services, as well as improved customer service and support. Together, we’re better equipped to help our customers succeed in today’s brewing market by continuously improving our offerings and proactively meet our customer’s needs.

  • Owned and operated by craft beverage enthusiasts
  • One point of contact for everything from system design help to malt, hops, and replacement parts all accessible under the same customer-centric model. No waiting on hold or unanswered emails
  • If you can dream it, we’ve likely done it (more than once)
  • Always in stock, always in business
  • Nationwide footprint
  • Speed to delivery, expertise with local laws, etc.

Allied With You, For You

The Lotus Beverage Alliance was born from a desire to better serve the craft beverage makers of the world. By bringing together the top beverage equipment and technology suppliers in the industry, we are able to offer customers better resources, extensive support, and more value with each purchase.

Our team is comprised of craft beverage enthusiasts from all industries. We bring 100+ years of combined experience from commercial beverages such as beer, wine, cider, kombucha, and even hot sauce to our work. This experience allows us to work alongside our customers, helping to plan for the journey ahead. As people who have spent a lot of time in brewhouses, cellars, and taprooms, we know what it takes to create a successful craft beverage business.

No matter what craft beverage venture you plan to undertake, the Lotus team is prepared to support your investment and equip you for success.  We want to help your craft beverage business. Let us know how we can.

We Want to Help your Craft Beverage Business.

Let Us Know How We Can.

man posing on top of a 30 bbl brewhouse

Meet our CEO: John Ansbro

John Ansbro is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in equipment manufacturing. Ansbro has held senior executive positions at Alfa Laval, Johnson Controls, and most recently he served as the Regional CEO at the GEA North America Group.  

Ansbro is a visionary and dynamic executive with an impeccable record of accelerating businesses to achieve more profitable growth. He has led strategic business transformations with engineered mechanical products for the Food & Beverage, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Commercial & Industrial Refrigeration and HVAC market segments. John’s scope of experience encompasses Lean Manufacturing , Go-to-Market, Engineering Management, Operational Performance Improvement, Brand & Organizational Revitalization, M&A, SAP/ Digital Transformation, Revenue Growth, Financial Controls and Cash Management. 

Ansbro holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Mount Saint Mary’s College. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering from State University of New York, New York State Merchant Marine Academy and received a 3rd Assistant Engineer Unlimited Steam & Diesel Power Licenses & Certification for the United States CoastGuard.