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|

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|

Pricing Beer 101 : How to Price Beer in an Ever Changing Market

Pricing Beer 101 : How to Price Beer in an Ever Changing Market Recently there has been a huge shift in beer distribution and how brewers are bringing and selling beer to the market. We’ve touched on how the shifting tasting room model and how self-distribution are becoming more and more popular with breweries. With this shift in the industry, [...]

By | March 23rd, 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|

Leveling Up Your Distribution

Leveling Up Your Distribution The game has changed. To think that it’s enough for a brewery to bring a product to market via the Three-Tier Distribution System or open a brewpub and expect the results others have seen is naïve. It’s just not as automatic as it once was. Getting bottles on the shelf or having 20 taps might not [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|

OBeer Brewery Inventory App

The wait is finally over. We’ve finally released the much anticipated OBeer brewery inventory app to help simplify common inventory tasks and functions. Receive raw materials, perform live inventory counts, ship items and print off bill of ladings right from the dock without ever touching another clipboard or being tied to a computer. The app performs all inventory and accounting transactions [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|

A Day in the Life of a Brewery Sales Guy

In previous posts we introduced you to the daily lives of Penny the brewery accountant, Bruno the brew master, and Peter the Inventory Mgr. This segment focuses on the life of the brewery sales rep through the eyes of Sal. Sal’s story embodies the brewery sales rep persona and the constraints encountered due to multiple systems and inefficient processes. Even the best [...]

By | October 16th, 2015|

A Day in the Life of the Brewery Inventory Mgr

In previous posts we introduced you to the daily lives of Penny the brewery accountant and Bruno the brew master. This segment focuses on the life of the brewery inventory manager through the eyes of Peter. Peter’s story embodies the brewery inventory persona and the constraints encountered due to multiple systems. Even the best system of spreadsheets have to be constantly updated [...]

By | October 6th, 2015|