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Orchestrated Services University: Week Six

Orchestrated Services University: Week Six It’s time for another Orchestrated Services University wrap up. Last week we continued to learn about the production process, diving deeper into how beer gets made in OrchestratedBEER, and every step any beer goes through in order to keep the detailed batch trace accurate. Any beer brewed through OBeer is batch traced, meaning that [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|

How Buzzwords & Packaging Impact Beer Branding

How Buzz Words & Packaging Impact Beer Branding Today's craft beer market is packed with new breweries, established mainstays, brewpub filled towns, and enough taplists to make your head spin. As a brewer or brewery owner, the task of naming a new brand, much less determining the beer branding descriptors used to draw in your target market, can be a [...]

By | January 18th, 2018|

Orchestrated Services University : Week Four

Orchestrated Services University : Week Four We're half way through the implementation process at Orchestrated Services University. This week focuses on production, and since it's such a huge process for any brewery, we've spread it over 2 weeks. Every stage of production is tracked through OBeer, with each process broken down into individual steps. This provides detailed tracking and reporting [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|

Canning vs. Bottling Beer : Which is better?

Canning vs. Bottling Canning vs bottling beer, it's the ultimate decision and showdown. With the number of breweries that are on OrchestratedBeer, it’s easy to see a pattern of common questions and options that breweries need to consider. Of course there are pro’s and con’s to both canning and bottling, but there are a few important factors that can help [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|

Orchestrated Services University : Week Three

Orchestrated Services University : Week Three It's week three of Orchestrated Services University, and now that the basics are out of the way, we shifted our focused to purchasing. The first step of our journey to "Deliver Value Grain to Glass." This week we dove into purchasing, covering everything from purchase orders to A/P invoices and everything in between. OBeer [...]

By | December 29th, 2017|

New Tax Law Will Impact Brewers TTB Reporting

New Tax Law Gives Tax Break to Brewers and Will Impact TTB Reporting As you may have already heard, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which includes the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), was passed by Congress last Wednesday. This historic legislation paves the way for distinctly lower excise tax rates for alcoholic beverage manufacturers. Orchestra Software, [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|

Orchestrated Services University : Week Two

Orchestrated Services University : Week Two   It’s another week of Orchestrated Services University, and this week we're taking a deeper dive into the system overview. For the rest of the implementation process we will be following along with Spiral Brewing, located in Hastings, Minnesota. Amy, their president and operations manager, plus Luke, their brewer, are on track to be [...]

By | December 23rd, 2017|

Orchestra Software Gives Back

Orchestra Software Gives Back It’s the season of giving, and the team at Orchestra Software has been busy giving back to the community. With a goal of helping make a difference in the local community, Orchestra employees took the opportunity to volunteer at three different local Portland programs, as well as adopt local families to help make it the [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|

Leveling Up Your Distribution

Leveling Up Your Distribution The game has changed. To think that it’s enough for a brewery to bring a product to market via the Three-Tier Distribution System or open a brewpub and expect the results others have seen is naïve. It’s just not as automatic as it once was. Getting bottles on the shelf or having 20 taps might not [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|