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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 of the week

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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beer growth

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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Blogs

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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Blogs

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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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 8,000 operating breweries exist in the U.S., and 98 percent are considered small and independent. This is…

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Blogs

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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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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