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Understanding Brewery Production Costs

Understanding Brewery Production Costs Understanding your brewery’s production cost is the first step on the road to profitability. Joe Satran of The Huffington Post broke down why some 6-packs of craft beer go for upwards of $12. Based on his findings from a small sample size of just over a dozen breweries, costs for a standard 6-pack could break down [...]

By | June 20th, 2019|

5 Ways to Increase Customer Engagement and Grow your Brewery

5 Ways to Increase Customer Engagement and Grow Your Brewery Grow your brewery's customer engagement both digitally and in person, to increase profits. Getting customers involved in your business is crucial in today’s marketplace as breweries are becoming more and more competitive to keep people coming back. Here’s 5 ways to increase customer engagement and grow your brewery: Increase On-Premise [...]

By | June 6th, 2019|

5 Skills Every Brewery Employee Should Have

5 Skills Every Brewery Employee Should Have  Whether you’re a brewery looking to hire, or you’re in the market for a job in the brewing industry, there are some patterns and commonalities no matter where you look.  We’ve scoured job boards like Brewbound and others to identify the top trends of skills you should have and what to look for. [...]

By | May 24th, 2019|

Expanding Your Brewery Through Entering New Markets

Expanding Your Brewery Through Entering New Markets The craft beer industry has eclipsed the 7,400-brewery mark, with room to grow, at least at the local level. With the Taproom model being the biggest outlier, growing at 40%, it signals that there’s still a desire to appeal to ever-evolving tastes at a local level in an increasingly competitive market.  With increased competition, changing tastes, and the need to stay local, relevant and unique, many breweries are considering expanding into new beverage lines. Adding new beverages can [...]

By | May 7th, 2019|

Top Benefits & Best Practices for Hop Contracts

Top Benefits & Best Practices for Hop Contracts Hop Contracts are becoming increasingly important as the number of breweries entering the market recently surpassed the 7,400 mark. Buckling down on the business was heavily emphasized across the board in seminars at the recent 2019 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver. Properly handling hop contracts was suggested as one of many [...]

By | April 26th, 2019|

Orchestrate 2019 Recap

More than 300 employees from breweries, distilleries, cideries and other craft beverage makers around the world descended on Portland, Oregon for Orchestrate, our annual user conference.Now In its 7th year, the annual Orchestrate conference provides a central meeting place for OBeer brewery software users to network, attend classes, discuss future trends and outline steps to digitally transform brewery business operations.Orchestrate offered 50+ classes [...]

By | February 14th, 2019|

5 Reasons to Attend Orchestrate 2019

5 Reasons to Attend Orchestrate 2019   The best minds in the craft beer industry will descend on Portland this February for Orchestrate 2019, our annual user conference. Our last conference helped attendees “Level Up” with a rad 8-bit retro video game theme. This year’s theme is all about helping amp up your business and “Rock Your Craft” in 2019. [...]

By | January 7th, 2019|

OBeer Breweries Continue Hot Streak at GABF

OBeer Breweries Continue Hot Streak at GABF FiftyFifty Brewing wins Brewery Group and Brewery Group Brewer of the Year - Photo © 2018 Brewers Association Congratulations to all of our customers who submitted entries and participated in the 37th Annual Great American Beer Festival last week. For the third straight year, OrchestratedBEER customers came home with over 40 [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|

How to Best Source Hops: Contracting vs Spot

Purchasing Hops: Contracting vs Spot The availability of hops has become more abundant than ever. With a growing number of varieties in high demand, and with nearly 7,000 active breweries in the United States today, one would expect sourcing hops to be quite easy. Yet, even with the abundance in supply, the task of knowing which varieties to enter contracts [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|

Diversifying Your Brewery: Adding Coffee to Your Brewery

Diversifying Your Brewery: Adding Coffee to Your Brewery Our “Expansion Series” addresses tips for managing the multiple production processes involved with diversifying your business into other growing segments of the craft beverage industry. We previously tackled the basics of setting up a Cidery and examined the world of Spirits and Ready-to-Drink Cocktails. In our final article of the series, we [...]

By | September 5th, 2018|