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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|

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|

Orchestrated Services University : Go-Live!

Orchestrate Services University: Go-Live! Cue the Pomp and Circumstance! It's finally Go-Live week at Orchestrated. Implementation is an extended process built to set breweries up for success and help them utilize the software to the fullest. After 8 weeks of one-on-one calls and setting up a custom database, our breweries are finally going live and able to use the software [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|

Closing 2017 Financials with Confidence

Closing 2017 Financials with Confidence It's that time of year again. That special time when reality sets in and the numbers must be looked at. Just thinking about it can make even the toughest among us break out in a cold sweat. Again, forced to ponder how you'll piece together your previous year's financials. Yet if you're already running your craft [...]

By | February 8th, 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|

Orchestrated Services University: Week Seven

Orchestrated Services University: Week Seven It’s the final week before ‘Go-Live’ at Orchestrated Services University. Over the course of implementation, we have closely followed Spiral Brewing, but the February Go-Live class is more than just Spiral. In week one we discussed other breweries headed for a similar go-live. Common Bond Brewing, Mantra Artisan Ales, and Temperance Brewing are all aiming [...]

By | January 26th, 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|

Orchestrated Services University: Week Six

Orchestrated Services University: Week Six It’s time for another Orchestrated Services University wrap up. Last week we continued to learn about the production process, diving deeper into how beer gets made in OrchestratedBEER, and every step any beer goes through in order to keep the detailed batch trace accurate. Any beer brewed through OBeer is batch traced, meaning that [...]

By | January 19th, 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|