Quality Control

data entry

Three NEW Screens for VicinityBrew Software in 2018

  VicinityBrew® has added functionality with new screens for production planning, data entry, and customizable settings to keep brewers on track for operational excellence.   Over the past year, VicinityBrew® has focused on developing a balanced application with a rich feature set, along with an easy to use interface. Our brewery specific recipe based application…

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Large sized breweries

Large-Sized Craft Brewery Growing Pains & Solutions

Let’s take a look at large-sized craft breweries (who, generally speaking, produce over 100k BBL annually) and the most common business challenges they face. When breweries reach this level, it’s all about bringing things together. Managing multiple production facilities, defining more precise operations with process steps built into recipes, and integrating with control systems. This…

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medium brew

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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Beer Yeast Strains

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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Blogs

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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Blogs

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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Blogs

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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Blogs

Truly Brewery Specific Software

There are a number of software solutions on the market that claim to be “Brewery Specific” – they speak in brewery terms like barrels and brew logs. They have educated their sales people to say all the right things and make all the right promises. But are these systems actually brewery specific software – and…

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Blogs

Leveraging Excel Pivot Tables for Brewery Data Analysis

Business intelligence tools are a great resource for any organization to review raw data. Helping companies to mine, process, and report data points to enhance your ability to analyze results and come to a balanced conclusion. There are a number of solutions available offering varying scales of BI functionality. The most basic way to gain…

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