We have grown our business in leaps and bounds since launching the brewpub two and a half years ago. Back then we only had an annual production of 45,000 litres a year. Since opening the production facility in Dec 2018 and increasing production several times over we realised very quickly that we needed a system to help and support us. We could no longer run inventory in our heads, keep up with distribution plus meet all the quality aspects of brewing consistently.
We looked around a lot, and finally, we were introduced to Beer30. From the moment we saw it and had a look through, we loved the system. Its brewery side features are brilliant, intuitive, and comprehensive. The brewing page is clean, easy and pushes us for all the brew specifications we defined which means more testing, more critical specifications met and more consistency in our product.
What really blew us away was the speed of implementation. 24 hours from the decision to go with Beer30 and we had loaded our inventory, stock, what was in our tanks and set up for packaging. Then 36 hours after the decision, we were brewing with the support of Beer30.
We are very excited about the upcoming distribution releases which will see broadened functionality and streamlining to take a bit more of the load off our team. It’s a great system, with great support and an exciting future, we are very glad we are onboard!
CO-OWNER & HEAD BREWER
OOZLEFINCH BEERS & BLENDING
We switched to Beer30 from Ekos about two years ago and it has been a smooth process since the day we signed on. The onboarding process was user friendly, easily navigable, and the Beer30 team was always there with a quick response to any questions or concerns.
Beer30 offers a customizability for every aspect of the brewing process making it a program built, not only for brewing in general, but for your brewery specifically. Parts of brewing, like inventory (of anything and everything), purchase orders, recipe creation, distribution invoicing, barrel inventory and actions, reports, batch comparisons and repeatability, and even production planning became so easily operational and streamlined into one program that is simple enough for every member of the brewery and management team to be able to tell what is happening on all fronts.
The intricate details of the program allow us to have a trail of every data point, tasting note, and quality assurance test throughout each batch's life and it feels like we continue to find more and more ways to utilize the program to make our day to day more streamlined.
Finally, to top it all off, I can't express how important customer service is and they have the best. Questions are answered within minutes with step by step instructions on how to fix or find something and they take every customer complaint/request and actually act on it, which means constant improvements to the program.
SILVER BRANCH BREWING
Switching from Ekos to Beer30 has been a no-brainer for us. The ability to see a development roadmap and get really active support has been a game changer. The team at Beer30 has been incredibly responsive to our needs and it feels like we're partners, not just a customer. It's a better system for doing things brewers need to do and it's nice to know that we can get excellent support. The guys at Beer30 don't just help us fix a problem or send us to online support articles, they actively work with us to discuss workflows and help identify how to use Beer30 to reach our goals. Very cool stuff. Finally, a brewing software that we're excited about!
BRETT A. ROBISON
CO-FOUNDER & COO
It was clear from our first demo of Beer30 that this software is different. We were ready to make a change from Orchestrated Beer and the brewing knowledge and customer service focus of the Beer30 team was a huge selling point for us.
With their support we were up and running VERY quickly and the integration with QBO was smooth. Because Beer30 is built around the brewing process, our brewers have embraced the software – this was not the case with Orchestrated Beer. We finally have real-time information-rich brewing data available in one place (and that place is not a clipboard). We are excited about continued process improvements and data analysis as we partner with Beer30 moving forward!
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
Beer30 has been a great partner for our company in migrating production data records to digital record keeping. Highly visual and intuitive, it has helped us streamline batch data collection and integration with finance, compliance, marketing and sales. From onboarding to continuing support requests, Beer30 has been a partner in setting us up for success in the software, and working to support our business through product development.
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Pelican Brewing is fortunate to be growing rapidly. This growth has stressed systems that historically provided visibility of liquid staging & migration. A recent ERP/MRP change had us in a spiral with too much time being spent on data entry & too little time on optimizing daily management of brewhouse/cellar/Lab/Packaging tasks.
Believe it or not …you can drop your email into a box on the internet and end up with a great software solution. The guys at Beer30 told us that integration would be quick & easy, and it actually was. We’ve moved almost all Brewhouse planning & management into Beer 30. It allows comprehensive management in just a few minutes. All tank monitoring, QA/QC, transfers, yeast management & batch tracking are unbelievably quick & easy. Also, B30 has an unbelievably cool charting tool, that allows quick access to trending across styles, brands and a myriad of other brewhouse data points. It’s easy and intuitive, and makes decision points clear & simple.
We still handle inventory, invoicing, and accounting function through an MRP/ERP. We completely decouple batches from the MRP, track essential data through Beer30, then send finished goods back to the MRP. It’s easy to do, with far fewer keystrokes. Best of all we didn’t have to spend time developing custom software. And we didn’t have to adapt a hybrid automation/MRP that was never really designed for our operations. The Beer30 team are brewery people, not accountants or automators. So they built a platform from the viewpoint of brewery people. And it works great.”
MARTIN G. BILLS
DIRECTOR OF BREWING OPERATIONS
“Having just recently gone through a long ERP system change that took months, the implementation time for Beer30 was night and day. New database was up within hours and had most information (recipes, ingredients, data trackers) entered in a couple days. At the size we are currently and still growing this was a massive help for adjusting to another new system. While we are committed to using the new ERP for inventory and accounting functions, we have found a balance between the two systems. The ERP is used for quantitative data while Beer30 is used for qualitative data and this is the info we need to make decisions every day. Beer30 serves as our QC and batch tracking database.
The mantra of 3 clicks is a real thing. From brewing to the dashboard to whatever info I’m looking for is available within 3 clicks. Tracking tanks is super easy with day counters on the dashboard and tank action automation built into the recipes. This provides a baseline if your batches are progressing on the timeline you expect. The charting functions throughout the system help provide quick reviews and in-depth analysis of brands batch to batch. Yeast tracking is a breeze with visibility on where your generations came from. Tank tags keep the entire staff in the loop on what each tank is doing. Working with the Beer30 dev team, we were able to build a diacetyl testing module for which data can be tracked by batch and user. This helps the QA department in their goals of passing quality checks and will help build sensory panel data about participants thresholds to certain compounds.
Overall, Beer30 has been a great tool to bring on and has brought a lot of light to daily processes that either lived in notebooks and binders or were muddled in an ERP database that wasn’t really designed for qualitative data. The system is intuitive, user friendly, and easy to train staff to use. Pulkit and Ryan have been great to work with since day one and are very responsive to technical issues, troubleshooting, and new process ideation. As we continue to grow and find new challenges, I know Beer30 will be ready to take them on and we’re going to accomplish a lot of epic stuff together.”
MARKET GARDEN BREWING
As soon as I discovered the capabilities of Beer30 to help us manage process flow and data sharing within our brewery it was a no brainer to switch over from Orchestrated Beer. After only a few short weeks we began to see the cost savings in time and materials from this cloud based solution. The process insights have empowered our entire team to be plugged in to real time data and make efficiency driven decisions to grow our business and profitability. Most importantly the support from onboarding and integration as well as development has been off the charts!
CO-FOUNDER & COO
CENTRAL WATERS BREWING
The switch from Orchestrated Beer to Beer30 has made our lives so much easier. Implementation and onboarding were quick and easy, and QBO integration was a breeze. Entering invoices and PO's is wicked easy, and fixing any errors is usually just a click or two.
Pulkit and his team had a clear plan laid out for the transition. Each phase included training and follow up support. Questions were addressed immediately, and answered in a clear and concise manner without long wait times.
PKA, John, Andrew and the rest of the team are so easy to work with. Someone is always available to respond to any questions we may have. If they don't have an immediate answer, they will look into it and get back as soon as they do.
They provide screenshots, detailed responses, and are always willing to jump on a Zoom call if necessary. They are open to suggestions and have listened to our requests, creating several reports to make our lives easier in regards to our Barrel Aging program.
Another huge bonus - Beer30 has allowed our Head Brewers and Production Staff to take over entering their own brew logs and packaging information, which was never even a consideration with Orchestrated Beer. We’d definitely recommend making the switch!
At The 5th Ingredient, our team has over 140 years of brewery operations and industry experience. We know that production requires more than just collecting data. Our brewing software, Beer30 and Bucha30, turn raw data into actionable insights to help breweries streamline production, drive their efficiency, dial in their quality, and boost their profitability.
The 5th Ingredient is more than just a software company. Our community is comprised of brewery owners, operators, and integration partners seeking to help each other succeed by sharing knowledge, expertise, and feedback. Our closed community Facebook group, Beer30 Legends, and our monthly "Ask Me Anything" with our Founder and CEO Pulkit K. Agrawal, keep us in touch with the community and provide the feedback that helps to sculpt the decisions we make for Beer30 and Bucha30.
Craft brewers know that there’s more to brewing than just getting the job done. At The 5th Ingredient, we're committed to ensuring that our brewery software operates at the highest standard, so you can be confident that you're consistently brewing the highest quality product. Our quality guidelines focus on simplicity, accessibility, and robust traceability.
The 5th Ingredient was founded by Pulkit K. Agrawal (PKA), a former Process Engineer for Ballast Point Brewery with a love for brewing efficiency. The company was built with the idea of creating a brewery software that's backed by a team of knowledgeable industry veterans. As we grow as a company, one of our main focuses is to bring on team members with a passion for brewing and the brewing process.
This way you know you're working with a team that understands your brewery's needs.
PROCESS & QUALITY
Track all brew and packaging data and utilize your brewery's data for proactive, predictive, process improvements.
Brew real-time decisions with real-time inventory tracking of ingredient stock levels, availability, and inventory forecasting.
Understand your true cost of goods (COGS) and track dollar value from grain-to-glass with the most accurate cost analysis software in the industry.
Streamline your tax data for easy reporting and system integration.
"Switching from Ekos to Beer30 has been a no-brainer for us. The ability to see a development roadmap and get really active support has been a game changer."
-Silver Branch Brewing
Better data drives better ROI. Get the confidence that you're running efficiently and maximizing profits.
Streamline your production and spend your time where it matters: brewing a higher quality product.
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Beer30® brewery management software provides a fully customizable modular solution that helps breweries track data from grain-to-glass in real time.
Choose from features such as scheduling, brew logs, fermentation tracking, inventory forecasting, sales & distribution, and so much more.
By removing the paper logs that go into daily data tracking, like brew sheets and fermentation profiles, you can enter process data in real-time on your mobile device, tablet, or laptop and focus on brewing consistently quality beer.
Understand the costs that are associated with base sugars & teas, hops, and adjuncts.
Have the ability to rebrew into a mother tank and follow fermentation curves for months to years.
Analyze the health associated with harvesting your SCOBY, and add that to the overall COGS for that particular brew!
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