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Branding Beer 101: How Buzzwords & Packaging Impact Beer Branding

Branding Beer 101: 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, [...]

By | January 18th, 2018|

Orchestrated Services University : Week Four

Orchestrated Services University : Week Four We're half way through the implementation process at Orchestrated Services University. This week focuses on production, and since it's such a huge process for any brewery, we've spread it over 2 weeks. Every stage of production is tracked through OBeer, with each process broken down into individual steps. This provides detailed tracking and reporting [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|

Canning vs Bottling Beer

Canning vs Bottling Beer Canning vs bottling beer; it's the ultimate battle! Determining whether to can or bottle beer can be a difficult challenge, Each canning and bottling both have their own pros and cons when it comes to distribution, production, portability, aging and more. With the number of breweries that are on OrchestratedBeer, it’s easy to see a pattern [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|

Orchestrated Services University : Week Three

Orchestrated Services University : Week Three It's week three of Orchestrated Services University, and now that the basics are out of the way, we shifted our focused to purchasing. The first step of our journey to "Deliver Value Grain to Glass." This week we dove into purchasing, covering everything from purchase orders to A/P invoices and everything in between. OBeer [...]

By | December 29th, 2017|

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|

Orchestrated Services University : Week Two

Orchestrated Services University : Week Two   It’s another week of Orchestrated Services University, and this week we're taking a deeper dive into the system overview. For the rest of the implementation process we will be following along with Spiral Brewing, located in Hastings, Minnesota. Amy, their president and operations manager, plus Luke, their brewer, are on track to be [...]

By | December 23rd, 2017|

Orchestra Software Gives Back

Orchestra Software Gives Back It’s the season of giving, and the team at Orchestra Software has been busy giving back to the community. With a goal of helping make a difference in the local community, Orchestra employees took the opportunity to volunteer at three different local Portland programs, as well as adopt local families to help make it the [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|

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|

Orchestrated Services University : Week One

Orchestrated Services University Week One : Kick Off Last week we gave you an introduction to Orchestrated Services University; this week we are introducing you to the four breweries on track to go live in February! It’s now officially kick off week here at Orchestrated and this week the implementation team is kicking off the 8-week tracks for [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|