Beer30 initially appeared to tick most of the boxes but couldn't do all of our needs. After a few conversations with PK and Ryan of Beer30 we were confident that they could design additional features to meet our needs. We began the onboarding and despite our not being able to give them very much of our time they were able to get us running. Our brewer immediately adopted it and found it incredibly valuable and helpful and much easier than using paper brew sheets and instead enters all data as a brew progresses into Beer30 via a chromebook or his phone. Throughout the onboarding and now as we use it we have instant customer support via a WhatsApp chat or quick call and despite our 18 hour time difference we have immediate support throughout our day (when do they sleep lol?) Customer service is absolutely top notch which is a rare commodity in today's world.
The NZ excise tax reporting is cumbersome and expensive. Overpaying is easy to do but very costly and underpaying can result in stiff penalties and fees. Since Beer30 tracks every batch from grain to glass it knows the ABV per batch which it then tracks into the packaged product. When a sale is made it is invoiced through Beer30 and then synced to Xero while tracking the sale for the excise tax return. Now instead of spending 3-4 long days tracking sales and correlating each sale to the ABV and volumes it is literally a 2 click process and more importantly our confidence level is very high that there are ZERO ERRORS! The cost savings is realized by labor savings alone.
Beer30 is a time-saving production enhancing package that makes our brewery run smoother while letting us owners rest knowing we are able to meet the stringent requirements associated with a brewery. Is Beer30 the end all brewery software solution? Not yet, but we are confident that features will be added to make running our brewery simpler and the features it does not have are not critical but rather simple desires. These are integration with a recipe building software like BeerSmith. Ability to plan future brews and having Beer30 create purchase orders for those future brews based on current inventory, a restricted access module where employees rates of pay be entered and then they track their activities for improved costing and timekeeping, and an ability to add in other overhead costs that then could be allocated to beer costs. Beer30 is a powerful and fast management software and the support provided is top notch. We are very pleased that we chose Beer30 and look forward to a long partnership.