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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 and 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 [...]

By | July 12th, 2018|

9 Tips to Improve Brewery Efficiency

9 Tips 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|

Creating Recipe Versions in Orchestrated

Creating Recipe Versions in Orchestrated If there's one thing that's escalated to the nth degree in the world of brewing over the past few years, it's all the different variations hitting taps and shelves. Double Dry Hopped, Single-Hopped, Barrel-Aged, Fruit, Vanilla, and on and on. How do you keep track of those recipe or Bill of Material (BoM) revisions without [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|

World Beer Cup 2018: OrchestratedBEER Customers Win Big Again

World Beer Cup 2018: OrchestratedBEER Customers Win Big Again   One of three medals awarded to Firestone Walker Brewing at the World Beer Cup - Photo courtesy of The Full Pint Concluding the Craft Brewers Conference, every-other-year, is the World Beer Cup - a judged competition that this year featured 8,234 entries from 66 countries. Known as the [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|

Craft Beer Styles Brewers Love to Hate

Craft Beer Styles Brewers Love To Hate Think of what it's like to be a brewer in today's craft beer world - constantly being asked, maybe even pressured, to produce the hottest trends at the moment. It can daunting, and in the case of some styles, downright difficult. So, we thought it would be fun to examine those styles brewers [...]

By | March 15th, 2018|

Orchestrated Style Guide: Berliner Weisse

Orchestrated Style Guide: Berliner Weisse Those of us at Orchestra might be huge lovers of Beer - not to mention ciders, spirits, kombucha and more, though we're generally really good at software. With that in mind, we wanted to delve into the world of beer styles that drive the industry today, all in the hopes of better understanding the styles [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|

Closing 2017 Financials with Confidence

Closing 2017 Financials with Confidence It's that time of year again. That special time when reality sets in and the numbers must be looked at. Just thinking about it can make even the toughest among us break out in a cold sweat. Again, forced to ponder how you'll piece together your previous year's financials. Yet if you're already running your craft [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|

Beer Distribution 101: Self Distribution vs. Distributor

Beer Distribution 101: Self Distribution vs Distributor Traditionally, there has been a three-tier system when it comes to beer distribution. In this system, a brewery sells beer to a distributor, who in turn sells it to the customer. Often, smaller but growing breweries do not have the necessary volume to turn a decent profit while working with distributors, so many [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|

Branding Beer 101: How Buzzwords & Packaging Impact Beer Branding

Branding Beer 101: 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, [...]

By | January 18th, 2018|