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|

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. 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 pros [...]

By | July 12th, 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|

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|

Handling Hop Contracts in a Saturated Market

Handling Hop Contracts in a Saturated Market Hop production is at an all time high, with over 100 million pounds of hops being produced in 2017. Previously the market has seen issues in the hop industry. A dry season in 2015 had breweries over estimating and signing large hop contracts in order to secure their needs. With today's saturation [...]

By | February 15th, 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|

New Tax Law Will Impact Brewers TTB Reporting

New Tax Law Gives Tax Break to Brewers and Will Impact TTB Reporting As you may have already heard, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which includes the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), was passed by Congress last Wednesday. This historic legislation paves the way for distinctly lower excise tax rates for alcoholic beverage manufacturers. Orchestra Software, [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|