How to Manage Beer Recipes using Brewery Software

OrchestratedBEER tracks your recipes digitally from start to finish. There are multiple processes that occur when creating a batch of beer so you need to be able to track those steps and account for what materials are being consumed and which lot of hops or malt you used along the way. There are also the obvious items you need to account for [...]

By | October 22nd, 2013|

Labor & Overhead in the Production Process

How do breweries account for labor & overhead in the production process? We’re here to help breweries run better with a combination of best practices and OrchestratedBEER brewery management software. Overhead in a brewery is anything that is a direct cost related to the production of a product outside of the traditional units that are often tracked like ingredients, caps, bottle, [...]

By | October 21st, 2013|

How to purchase ingredients in OrchestratedBEER

If you're currently managing your hops contracts and ingredient ordering process with spreadsheets and paper, chances are you're doing a lot more work than you have to - and it's probably a pain point of your brewery's operations. Here's a rundown of how breweries can go digital with their ingredient procurement process. It all starts with your supply chain when you order [...]

By | July 17th, 2013|

New OrchestratedBEER Packaging App

The first draft designs of our new brewery software mobile packaging and production app are here - and it's going to revolutionize the way OrchestratedBEER customers use our software. “We’re changing the way breweries do business…” commented Brad Windecker, Orchestra’s President, during OBeer’s monthly all-hands meeting. Brad unveiled the initial design concepts for the OrchestratedBEER packaging app that will provide real-time communication [...]

By | April 19th, 2013|

New Production Scheduler

OrchestratedBEER's long-awaited production scheduler is finally here. This new core feature will soon be rolled out to all current and future OBeer customers and allows users to visualize and schedule production orders on a calendar just like in Gmail. The goal was to fuse familiarity of the Gmail calendars with the same drag and drop functionality used to schedule your daily events. [...]

By | April 4th, 2013|

OrchestratedBEER vs. Manufacturing Software

Orchestra competes with many different firms and product offerings in the marketplace with OrchestratedBEER.  Most commonly, OrchestratedBEER is compared to the “platform” companies and their products, such as Microsoft Dynamics GP or Navision, Sage Mas90 or Mas500.  Occasionally, OrchestratedBEER is also compared to manufacturing software solutions that have some industry focus. Not all ERP systems are created equal. Industry Focus – General [...]

By | November 2nd, 2012|

Brewery Management Software Webinar Series

OrchestratedBEER is launching a new informational webinar series that addresses the pains involved with a growing craft brewery. Starting Wednesday, October 10th 2012, OrchestratedBEER's five-part webinar series will address strategies and solutions to managing overall brewery growth, production, planning, inventory tracking, brewery accounting and brewery sales, using cloud technology and enterprise-level brewery management software. "Managing Brewery Production" This webinar discusses the amount [...]

By | October 11th, 2012|

TTB Reports: How much time are you spending?

Life, beer, and taxes. Taxation on beer production will always be a part of doing business whether we like it or not. Unfortunately, our beloved craft beer falls under a specific category of taxation and stringent government regulation. You can equate TTB reports to simple checkups, or outright pulling of teeth, depending on the amount of time and effort you spend [...]

By | August 17th, 2012|

4 Ways to Remain Competitive in the Beer Industry

(2016 Update: What Craft Beer Slow down? - 8 Ways Breweries Can Remain Competitive) With US Craft volume share increasing by 5.68% in 2011, the pie is growing but so are the number of forks. In fact, the number of “forks” are growing 3 times the rate of the “pie”. The number of operating breweries is due to increase as this [...]

By | July 23rd, 2012|

The Benefits of Brewery Production Software

Maintaining consistency is one of the most important keys to a successful brewery. Your customers should expect the same level of quality beer every time they open a bottle of your craft beer. Craft brewing is an art form - every single minute detail and every step in the brewing process must be followed to a T, from raw materials to finished [...]

By | June 4th, 2012|