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Medium-Sized Craft Brewery Growing Pains & Solutions

Let’s take a look at medium-sized craft breweries (who produce between 20k and 100k BBL annually) and the most common business challenges they face. As you grow, your brewery will have an increasing need for a robust financial and distribution application. As your production grows, so does your brewery’s need for a management system with greater functionality.…

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Small-Sized Craft Brewery Growing Pains & Solutions

LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SMALL-SIZED CRAFT BREWERIES (WHO PRODUCE UP TO 20K BBL ANNUALLY) AND THE MOST COMMON BUSINESS CHALLENGES THEY FACE. Growing Pain: Disconnected Accounting, Operations, and Distribution Solution: Centralized Data Between Departments Find a system that provides a centralized database, making all master files and transactions available in one place. By finding…

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New Year, New Brew – New Laws Create Beer Growth Opportunities

In 2017, changes to regulations for the brewing industry’s production and distribution, are creating new beer growth opportunities for craft breweries in several states. New Production Beer Growth Opportunities in 2017 Tennessee “As of January 1st, breweries throughout Tennessee can now serve beers up to 10.1 percent alcohol by volume, or 8 percent by weight,…

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Tracking Beer Yeast Strains with Brewery Software

Yeast management is an essential aspect of the fermentation process in a brewery and tracking key data of your yeast’s genealogy is very important. There are Two Important Sets of Data When Tracking Beer Yeast Strains The Natural Characteristics of Yeast Such as Strain and Flocculation The Nurture Environmental Factors and Overall Management of Your…

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Building Trust with Your Craft Beer Distributors

One of the biggest problems facing a growing brewery is capacity restraints, being able to make enough beer to meet the growing demand of craft beer distributors. Brewery software can give you the ability to establish a fine tuned brewery by connecting data across departments. Ensure that your team is meeting demand and exceeding expectations…

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4 Ways Brewery Software Supports Your Independent Brewery

The Brewer’s Association defines a craft brewer as small, traditional and independent. Thus, independence is a widely important trait of any craft brewery, and is what sets craft breweries apart from big beer. According to craftbeer.com, more than 6,000 operating breweries exist in the U.S., and 98 percent are considered small and independent. This is such a huge deal…

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Top 3 Highlights from Brew Talks New England

Last week, Brewbound hosted their final Brew Talks for 2016 in Framingham, MA at Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers. We heard a lot of discussion on Jack’s Abby’s brewery operations as well as on the state of the beer industry in Massachusetts. Here are some of the highlights of this Brew Talk! Top 3 Things We…

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Complete Ingredient Tracking as a Brewery’s Advantage

Consumers are thirsty for knowledge. Nielsen’s consumer market report for the alcohol and beverage space noted that 80% of craft beer drinkers are “health conscious” and favor quality over calorie. Craft beer drinkers see the value in understanding what they are consuming. Independent brewers use little to no “chemical additives,” something that big beer cannot…

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Improve Consistency by Automating Batch Review

Problem Changing requirements around labeling in the craft beer space has created added pressure on reporting, tracking and overall transparency throughout production processes to produce consistent quality products for end consumers. The nature of a brewing environment indicates that there will be variations in process, with inputs, outputs or both. Without visibility into your production…

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Transparency All in One Brewery Software

Transparency in the Craft Brewing Space: What is truly all in one software? Our VicinityBrew team attended Brewbound Sessions Brooklyn this past June and Keynote speaker Andy Thomas, CEO of the Craft Brewers Alliance opened the event with some: “Questions, not answers. Thoughts, not conclusions. Observations, not opinions” His first topic centered around being “trustworthy”…

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