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4 Things We Love About the Brewing Industry

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, those of us at VicinityBrew Software have been thinking about the people and things that we love. One of the things we all love is the brewing industry as a whole. To us, beer is not just any industry. It is filled with unique and delicious varieties of…

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Client Success Story – Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

In early 2014, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery implemented VicinityBrew Software with Microsoft Dynamics GP to fulfill their brewery management needs. Hangar 24’s initial goal was to gain visibility across sales, inventory and packaging in order to better track raw materials moving through the brewery. Joe Savage, former Production Manager was one of the key players…

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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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Top 8 Beer of the Week Posts of 2016

Allagash Brewing Company James Bean James Bean is a bourbon barrel aged, Belgian-style strong ale that is infused with cold press coffee, post fermentation. Gilgamesh Brewing Company Mamba Mamba is a unique malt beverage defined by black tea, bergamot, tangerine peel and rye. It is a light-flavored and smooth bodied ale with a taste that…

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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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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

Top 3 Takeaways from Brewbound San Diego 2016

Last week on Thursday, December 1st, Brewbound held their annual Brewbound Sessions event an the beautiful Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California. VicinityBrew Software was proud to be able to attend this event and had a great time. These are our top three takeaways from Brewbound Sessions San Diego. 1. Understanding Industries…

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10 Things VicinityBrew is Thankful for in 2016

2016 has been an excellent and eventful year for VicinityBrew Software. We have built relationships with many new friends and clients, have attended a great deal of events in the beer industry, and have had fun throughout the whole year. We are thankful for many things, too many to list, but here are the top…

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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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