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: 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|

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|

Three Ways to Explore OrchestratedBEER at CBC in Nashville

Three Ways to Explore OrchestratedBEER at CBC in Nashville We’re headed back to CBC again, this time in Nashville, Tennessee. And just like last year, we’re offering you three ways to explore OrchestratedBEER while at CBC. Booth 2424 Stop by Booth 2424 to see the latest OBeer innovations we’re debuting at CBC. While there, learn more about our limited time [...]

By | April 27th, 2018|

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 22nd, 2018|