Next Glass merger proves beneficial for company growth and employment


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington-based business is tapping into all the beer industry has to offer.

Back in January Next Glass, a software company that uses science and technology to help people find their perfect beer or wine, merged with social drinking phone app Untappd.

Brandon Walker, director of sales for Untappd, said the merging of the companies was all about bringing the science behind selecting a perfect beer together with a social network.

“Basically Next Glass and Untappd have wanted to merge the science and the community so since that situation occurred we’ve been growing really really quickly,” said Walker.

Company leaders said this merger is working. Next Glass software customers can be found around the nation, in Canada and Europe. They said since they launched in February they have added 600 customers and they are adding hundreds each month.

“It’s really cool to be able to balance the production side. What people are doing with the actual beer, and be able to leverage the world’s biggest craft beer app and partner with them together in town,” said Walker.

Company leaders predict they’ll have 4,200 customers using their software by the end of the year.

Walker said they continue to grow as far as employment goes adding 6 to 8 employees about every 6 weeks.

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