4 Ways to Remain Competitive in the Beer Industry

4 Ways to Remain Competitive in the Beer Industry It's clear that the craft beer industry is changing, as breweries are dealing with a more mature market than previous years. With the rate of growth slowing, how are breweries remaining competitive in the craft beer industry? Calculating the changes in the market, it’s important to stay ahead of the game [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|

Orchestra Gives Back

Orchestra Gives Back Spring has sprung and the Orchestra Software team is busy volunteering, by giving back to the local community. Every quarter Orchestra Software, the team that powers OrchestratedBEER, also organizes volunteer outings for it's employees. In addition to a blood drive and bone marrow registry, the team volunteered at the Oregon Food Bank and Dress for Success. [...]

By | March 29th, 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|

How to Efficiently Handle a Beer Recall

How to Efficiently Handle a Beer Recall   Beer recalls, they're one of those things that brewers hope never happen to them. However, with craft breweries striving for high quality products while staying ahead of the market, they're unfortunately something that brewers are forced to deal with. It's important for breweries to stay ahead of the recall game, so trace-ability [...]

By | March 6th, 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|

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. It's where a brewery sells beer to a distributor, who in turn sells it to the customer. With thousands of current breweries and new breweries opening daily, breweries are turning to self-distribution to sell their product. They're making this change [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|

The Emerging Tasting Room Model

The Emerging Tasting Room Model Does a tasting room help expand and grow your brand and brewery? According to the latest numbers from the Brewers Association, there are over 7,000 breweries in the US. With the ever-expanding craft beer market, breweries are taking to a newly emerging tasting room model. With this change, they're looking to increase profit, define their [...]

By | January 24th, 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|

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|