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!"
AETHER BREWINGQUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
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.
OOZLEFINCH BEERS & BLENDINGVIRGINIA, USA
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! "
SILVER BRANCH BREWINGMARYLAND, USA
Sailors Grave had been on the hunt for an inventory management system for our business and kept coming up against options that involved multiple barriers and complicated retrofitting to make them work with a brewery. Luckily we were recommended to Beer30 at this time by another brewery! Beer30 offered not only an inventory management system designed specifically for breweries, but also integrated the whole process from ingredient procurement, through brewing and on to distribution. It even handles our Australian alcohol tax calculations. Onboarding and integration were easy and we were guided through the process expertly.
I have to say that we suddenly feel a whole lot more professional now that we use Beer30. Time savings are excellent - data entry and metrics retrieval are a breeze. We have transparency across all areas of the business and COGS data is a life changer for profitability and cash flow.
All the variables of different customers and distribution channels are integrated and make sales very clear and traceable. Also, integration with our existing bookkeeping software (Xero) was a big plus.
Pulkit and the team at Beer30 have gone above and beyond to help us integrate the system into our business. Day or night we have been able to get any help we needed and the team has shown amazing flexibility in integrating any suggestions we might have.
We wholeheartedly recommend Beer30 to any brewery wanting to streamline and grow their business.
SAILORS GRAVE BREWINGVICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
“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.”
- Jason Schlebach, Brewery Manager "
PELICAN BREWINGOREGON, USA
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!
CENTRAL WATERS BREWING CO.WISCONSIN, USA
I was really hesitant to switching to Beer30 - it was hard for us as a small brewery to justify the cost of a brewery management software when what we were doing with Google Forms / Sheets was working fine. If it isn't broke, why fix it, right? Well, after making the commitment, the customer service and responsiveness from the Beer30 team have been nothing short of amazing. For me, knowing that everyone on the Beer30 team has the same passion for our industry as we do makes it easy to talk to them about the problems that we are facing and what they can do to make the software better. .
One of those issues was wholesale payments through Fintech/iControl. What used to take our team hours to process through transactions now can be completed in (I literally just counted) 9 mouse clicks. Once the orders are closed out and delivered, I simply run a report, upload to Fintech, and hit submit. It's been a game changer for us. Very clearly our old system was broken, because what used to take hours, now takes (quite literally) 60 seconds). Now if I could just get them to comp. me a few months of service for this testimonial 😉
SWITCHYARD BREWINGINDIANA, USA
Beer30 has been integral in getting all of our brewery data into one location that we are able to reference quickly. From raw materials and the brewing process, through finished goods and packaging, Beer30 provides the real-time information that is needed to make decisions and keep the beer flowing!"
SMOG CITY BREWINGCALIFORNIA, USA
Being able to rely on a program like Beer30 has made every day here at Valley Hops a smooth and organised operation. With things like task management, recipes and fermentation data and costing tools so accessible and easy to use has made way for more time to be spent on the floor with the team, making sure we are brewing the best beer we can.
Pulkit and the team at Beer30 know beer and brewery operation and this really shows in the functionality of the program. The customer service is second to none.
VALLEY HOPS BREWINGQLD, AUSTRALIA
Onboarding was quick and easy and the dashboard is extremely user-friendly. Daily operations are well organized to ensure everyone is on the same page. No need for a whiteboard anymore! Quick and easy access (using a laptop, tablet or phone!) to the batch history (the brew log, the packaging runs, materials cost, sales, etc.) and inventory tracking (raw materials, packaging materials, packaged goods etc.) which allows us to make more timely decisions and schedule tasks. The customer service is also stellar. They are always quick to answer questions and improve the application in ways that fit our specific needs. Since using Beer30 we have increased our packaging volume, decreased our costs and improved the quality of the beer we make. Overall, we have become a more efficient brewery. Thanks Beer30!
SHEEPDOG BREWINGALBERTA, CANADA
After many frustrations with our existing brewery management software, we began researching alternatives. We visited the Beer30 booth at CBC in Denver in 2021, and after talking with the Beer30 team and looking at what the software could do for us, we knew it was a no-brainer to switch over from Ekos.
The software offers access to real-time brewing, packaging, fermentation, inventory and sales data, accurate COGS, powerful reporting and charting. The ability to graph and compare fermentations of a specific brand without the extra spreadsheet data entry step is not only a time saver, but has helped us dial in our processes and ensure we’re producing a consistent product.
One of the biggest benefits of Beer30 has been their support team. It seems like we’re never more than a few minutes away from a response to any query, quite unlike the 24+ hour response time from Ekos. They are also open to feature suggestions and improvements, and are constantly improving the software with updates. I highly recommend Beer30 to anyone looking for an all-encompassing brewery management software.
CABIN BREWINGALBERTA, CANADA
The Moorebeer Team researched numerous software solutions in an attempt to identify ways of reducing the large amount of manual paperwork being used in our brewery as well as ways to streamline our overall end to end operational recording, monitoring and communications process.
Key considerations for Moorebeer were ease of onboarding, ease of navigating and rolling out the software, reducing our manual recording, the ability for all staff to log in and access information remotely, and being able to add additional modules as the business grew, hence reducing the initial upfront investment required…in this regard Beer30 ticked all the boxes and then some.
Pulkit arranged everything from setting up Zoom meetings, walking our Team through each module online, setting up a demo account so the Team could evaluate the software before committing to purchase, allowing us to ensure it was the right solution for us.
All enquires were answered promptly, and the ongoing support from Pulkit and his a team has exceeded our expectations.
The Moorebeer Team has found Beer30 extremely easy and seamless to implement and use. All team members have live access to process information in real time via email alerts to their mobile phones and iPads, which allows team members in different parts of the operation to swing into action immediately. A couple of examples are…Once a beer has been transferred from the fermentation tank to the brite tank, the cleaning team get the real time notification to their mobile device and swing into action to clean the tank and get ready for the next batch. The warehousing team are alerted as soon as packaging has been completed in the production area and dispatch team members to transfer the finished product to the cold storage area. These two examples alone have made significant improvements to team member productivity which in turn has led to overall improvement in operational efficiency.
Our Team is looking forward to implementing additional Beer30 modules in order to deliver further tangible benefits to other parts of our operation.
MOOREBEER BREWING CO.NSW, AUSTRALIA
Beer30 has been a huge help in our business. The brew data, beer movement from kettle to tank to packaging to customers, inventory tracking, distribution, and the way it all integrates together is fantastic. There is a bit of a learning curve, but it's more intuitive than other systems we've used and well worth the effort! The team at Beer30 has been amazing with support and answering any questions along the way.
WITCHDOCTOR BREWING COMPANYCONNECTICUT, USA
We're actively using Beer30 and we hit the ground running. The onboarding and training program was exceptional and we immediately were able to integrate and make use of the system to improve our data tracking through all areas in production.
The system captures a lot of great data. What we love is the ability to look at the data in different ways to improve the quality of our beers as well as optimize workflows. We have integrated Beer30 into the active brewing and fermentation daily processes so rather than write down data to go back and enter into a system later, we enter it live, one time, and it's done.
Seeing all of the information on demand saves time and improves our decision-making processes. We can pull specific data points or all of the data, it's really up to our needs at that moment. Using this on our mobile devices, we have access to inventory at our fingertips, even when we are offsite.
Having the ability to see costs at any specific point or to see the final beer loaded cost has been important to look at cost management initiatives, especially in a world of constant raw material price increases. We can measure quickly batch to batch the changes in overall costs or specific costs in a brand and at a batch to batch level.
We have had questions and the team at Beer 30 has been very prompt in responding. We need this kind of quick response to keep the brewery production team moving forward. Hard to find a lot of suppliers with this level of service to the customer.
JERSEY GIRL BREWINGNEW JERSEY, USA
I took over a brewery as head brewer in January and was left with no recipes, no record keeping, and zero processes in place. With a mountain of obstacles in my way, Beer30 has made it incredibly easy to quickly put systems in place and start brewing. We completed our onboarding process and had raw material and in-house keg inventory in place within 24hrs.
At the beginning of March, I brought in a Sales and Distribution Manager and was able to onboard the Sales and Distribution module. Again within hours of the onboarding training, she had our accounts set up and systems in place to start tracking our distribution.
I have real-time access to every batch with COGS. It has completely eliminated the need for clipboards on tanks and whiteboards on walls. Customer service is second to none. It's like having them sitting in the room at the next desk able to answer questions whenever I have them. Allowing them to take care of our data has allowed me to train my team correctly and focus solely on building a top-notch beer program.
FORT BREWERY & PIZZATEXAS, USA
Beer30 has been a very valuable asset to our company and has improved our workflow, inventory, and throughput processes. Onboarding was swift and easy and the Beer30 team has been extremely responsive and helpful. They continue to listen to their customers and integrate new features. It has helped us better understand our COGS which has helped us increase efficiency and profit margins. Having all of our production information at our fingertips has meant less guesswork and faster response time to potential hiccups. Thank You PK and his team for making my job easier! Cheers!
LUCKY HARE BREWING COMPANYNEW YORK, USA
Beer30 has taken our production to the next level. At Your Mates Brewing Co, we tried unsuccessfully to onboard with other inventory systems due to long winded on-boarding processes. After making the decision, we had on boarded and were brewing within two days and haven't skipped a beat since. Beer30 is constantly evolving and is even more powerful than when we first started using the software and we are excited to see where the program takes us!
YOUR MATES BREWING CO.QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
Beer30 hands down has saved Pilot Project money, time, and resources by implementing a one-stop management platform for all brewery related work. From the in-depth brewing dashboard, COGS calculator, and accurate inventory to the distribution hub, QBO integration, and robust analytics. Most facets of our business can be seen directly in Beer30.
The constant updates and new features shows the passion and dedication from the Beer30 team to bring the industry a comprehensive brewery management system. Quick responses and turnaround from Pulkit and the team make fixes easy and less time consuming so we can get back to what we do best.
Beer30 has also changed the way we see and interpret certain data as well. Brewery reports and tax filing on every level has become more seamless, saving us time on the backend. Being able to track brands by batches has allowed us to determine where to alter ingredients, distribution prices, and the overall brewing process with clear cut calculations. We can better track in-house product vs. distribution and with our own clientele base help make decisions on all relative facets.
Beer30 deserves two thumbs up and it’s exciting to see where the industry evolves with its help."
PILOT PROJECT BREWINGILLINOIS, USA
Beer30 has been a game changer in the overall organization of data collection, batch tracking and workflow across the brewery. As a growing business, amid a global pandemic, we could not have picked a better time to jump onboard with Pulkit and his team. It was a seamless transition from coffee-stained brew logs, excel spreadsheets and binders to a comprehensive software where everything is simply a few clicks away.
Since onboarding, we have moved all production planning and data entry into Beer30. Brew sheets, fermentation & yeast tracking, transfer data, CIP logs, QA/QC records and more all have a dedicated home within the platform. The recipes and fermentation schedules for each brand are programmed into the software which conveniently auto populate a schedule for the week. If the schedule changes, as it oftentimes does, it is easy to drag and drop tasks to the adjusted date/time.
Each member of the production team has a log-in, so it is easy to track who did what and when. I love how easy it is to login to the software on my cellphone and check the status of production when I am out of the plant. Pulkit and his team are incredibly responsive when questions arise and are quick to find solutions to our problems. It has been a pleasure working with the team and we look forward to the evolution of Beer30.
FIVE BOROUGHS BREWING CO.NEW YORK, USA
Using Beer30 is a breeze, setup was very easy but thorough, and has contributed to us making better beer. It has also made some of our reporting much easier, by being able to track costs and sales, as well as brewery production and packaging all in one place. Being that it integrates well with our accounting software, Xero, also reduces double handling of invoices and purchase orders. Customer service is outstanding, often having responses within minutes to any query. Ditch your spreadsheets and jump on to Beer30!
IRONBARK HILL BREWHOUSENSW, AUSTRALIA
The startup for Beer30 was pretty seamless for me. An easy walk through with PK on the demo was enough to feel confident I could operate the software. I love the depth of data that I can provide at my own discretion on a recipe. The flow of materials and process is super simple and makes tracking a breeze. A few brews in and I was very familiar with how things move throughout the system.
Every time I brew I'm catching things on our new system, and able to record that through Beer30 notes and track improvements from brew to brew. This will help us in the short run and long run being able to consistently improve our efficiencies throughout the brewery.
Batch costing is very important to us as a brewpub. We want to maximize those over the counter margins and know right from the beginning what our COGS are for each recipe, even before we brew it. Once the raw materials are in there, you can build those recipes with pricing on them in real time and know exactly what your pricing should be at the tap.
The responsiveness of PK to help in the few times I've had something go wrong is crucial. Not only is he responding quickly but they fix the issue on the back end every time, continuously evolving the software every time. The dude must not sleep!
CHANDLERS FORD BREWINGALABAMA, USA
Beer30 is a great all round tool for any brewery operator. The customer service is next level. The app is constantly being upgraded with features. I feel like we are only using it to a small amount of its potential, it has so much to offer. It seriously is an "all-in-one" brewery software kit. From inventory, to recipes, CRM and cellaring and heaps more. Currumbin Valley Brewing loves it.
CURRUMBIN VALLEY BREWINGQUEENSLAND, AUCO-FOUNDERSTRALIA