Top 3 Tips to Ensure Success for your Brewery

Top 3 Tips to Ensure Success for your Brewery 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, to ensure the success of your brewery, managing your brewery like a business is more [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|

4 Ways to Improve Brewery Operations in the Wake of Slow Industry Growth

4 Ways to Improve Brewery Operations in the Wake of Slow Industry Growth The Brewer's Association released their US Craft Brewer Annual Growth 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 2017 report, breweries running OBeer increased production [...]

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 Breweries Can Remain Competitive Amid Beer Market Saturation

4 Ways Breweries Can Remain Competitive Amid Beer Market Saturation It's clear that the craft beer industry is changing, as breweries are dealing with a more mature market than previous years. Comparing the beer market in 2018 to 2017, the craft beer industry only grew 4% in 2018 compared to 5% in 2017 according to the Brewer's Association. The overall beer [...]

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|

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 Beer Recalls

How to Efficiently Handle Beer Recalls   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. And when facing [...]

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|