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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|

Purchasing 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 quite the opposite. Yet, even with the abundance in supply, the task of knowing which varieties to enter contracts for, how long [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|

Diversifying Your Brewery: Coffee

Diversifying Your Brewery: Coffee 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 research the fast-growing trend [...]

By | September 5th, 2018|

Diversifying Your Brewery: Spirits

Diversifying Your Brewery: Spirits Our “Expansion Series” addresses tips for managing the multiple production processes involved with diversifying your business into Cider, Spirits & Craft Cocktails, and Coffee or Cold Brew. We previously addressed the World of Cider: knowing your audience, selling on premise, possible legal hurdles, and how to report production to TTB via WRO Now, we examine the [...]

By | August 30th, 2018|

Diversifying Your Brewery: Cider

Diversifying Your Brewery: Cider As the tastes of consumers have evolved, many now want something more unique – they want more options besides beer. Our 3-part “Expansion Series” addresses tips for managing the multiple production processes involved when diversifying your business into Cider, Spirits & Craft Cocktails, and Coffee or Cold Brew. Our first topic in the series focuses on [...]

By | August 22nd, 2018|

Manage Your Brewery Like a Business

Manage Your Brewery Like a Business 3 steps to ensure brewery success, from website & experiences, to the bottom line As breweries continue to grow in this complex market, there are many decisions to consider. They range from the basics of marketing and outreach, to the more complex business analysis behind the scenes. As a result, managing your brewery like [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|

How to Combat Slowing Industry Growth

How to Combat Slowing Industry Growth Last month, the Brewers Association released their National Beer Sales & Production Data report, which monitors the state of the craft beer industry. Overall, the industry once again continued to grow but at a slower rate than in years past. According to the BA’s 2016 report last year, breweries running OBeer increased production by an [...]

By | July 23rd, 2018|

5 Reasons Breweries Should Avoid QuickBooks

5 Reasons Breweries Should Avoid QuickBooks Let's be honest here. We don't have a problem with QuickBooks. It's an excellent tool for small businesses. It works well if you're regularly processing purchases, invoices, sales, and payroll. However, if you're a production company, like a brewery or a beverage manufacturer, you might want to take a closer look at the pros [...]

By | July 12th, 2018|

10 Ways to Help Improve Brewery Efficiency

10 Ways to Improve Brewery Efficiency Running a brewery can be complex and overwhelming. From tracking your raw materials, purchasing, and production, to financials and sales, it's a lot to process. What if everything that came in and out of your brewery was accounted for in one place? Having a deeper insight into what's happening in your brewery will improve [...]

By | July 6th, 2018|

How to Make Brewers Tax Reporting Easier

How to Make Brewers Tax Reporting Easier Most breweries, every month, are required to submit production totals to the Tax and Trade Bureau in the form of a Brewers Report of Operations (TTB BRO). This can be a real hassle, especially if you’re a smaller brewery just getting started. In short, this reporting requires brewers to track their losses and [...]

By | June 7th, 2018|