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Plaato Integration

Webinar: The Importance of Real-Time Data and Real-Time Monitoring

This webinar features Pål Ingebrigtsen, co-founder of PLAATO and Beer30 founder Pulkit (PK) Agrawal as they discuss the importance of real-time data and real-time monitoring.

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Craft Beer Professionals

Webinar: The Benefits of Using Real-Time Data To Manage Production

Join Beer30 founder Pulkit K. Agrawal, Christen McGarry from Your Mates Brewing, and Erick Adam from Penn Cove Brewing as they discuss the benefits of using real-time data to manage production. These three will discuss how Beer30 software has helped them in real brewing situations and how the software has benefitted them from an ROI perspective.

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Craft Brewery Financial Training

Webinar: Practical Ways to Improve Your Brewery's Profitability

In this webinar, Beer30 founder and CEO,  Pulkit K. Agrawal and Kary Shumway, Founder of Craft Brewery Financial Planning, discuss the practical ways your brewery can improve profitability.  

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Craft Beer & Brewing

How Breweries Use Beer30 to Save Tens of Thousands in Labor, Increase Production, and Boost Sales More than $500,000

For many brewers, switching to brewery software may feel like an unnecessary cost. After all, many breweries can function on a solid combination of spreadsheets and whiteboards. However, what brewers may not realize is that traditional methods using spreadsheets for organization and calculating data could actually cost more than implementing brewery software. When you add together the costs of labor, production, and missed growth opportunities, your potential profits could be suffering.

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Craft Beer & Brewing

Five Ways Brewery Software Can Help Your Bottom Line in 2024

With 2023 soon coming to an end, and 2024 just around the corner, it’s time for brewers to begin thinking of the new year. This means looking at new ways to increase production, expand your sales channels, improve efficiency, and drive up your profitability. Finding the right brewery software can help.

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Ask The Founder: August 2023

The 5th Ingredient hosts their second "Ask Me Anything" event, with CEO and Founder of The 5th Ingredient, Pulkit K. Agrawal. In this open-format webinar, PK answers questions about Beer30's Sales and distribution capabilities from current customers and opens the floor for interested brewers and brewery owners to learn more about the brewery software.

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Beer Wine Federation

Growing Beyond Spreadsheets: Why Brewery Software is Crucial for Expanding Breweries

In this free webinar, you'll learn why brewery management software can be a pivotal part in the success of your brewery. From inventory management, quality control, demand planning, and more, brewery software has never been more important.

They'll cover the key features and value of brewery software, give you a demo of Beer30®, and give you the chance to ask any questions you may have.

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Craft Beer Professionals

Panel Fest: Being a Better Leader

In this panel, you’ll learn how to unlock your full leadership potential! Led by Pulkit K. Agrawal of Beer30 by The 5th Ingredient, this panel will include 3 other brewery leaders who have led their teams through the highs and lows. The four of them will discuss different successes and failures that they have encountered in their leadership journeys. The panel will provide insights on the best practices for driving a team to success while balancing the concerns of each team member!

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Ask The Founder: July 2023

The 5th Ingredient hosts their first "Ask Me Anything" event, with CEO and Founder of The 5th Ingredient, Pulkit K. Agrawal. In this open-format webinar, PK answers questions about Beer30 from current customers and opens the floor for interested brewers and brewery owners to learn more about the brewery software.

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BREWING HIGH-QUALITY BEER: PROCESS OPTIMIZATION, QUALITY CONTROL, & DEMAND PLANNING

For brewers, there is nothing more important than the quality of the beer that’s being brewed. While there are many personal preferences when it comes to things like taste or ABV of the beer, what makes a beer objectively “good” is brewing with consistency, efficiency, and fresh ingredients. 

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Kary Shumway Financial Training

How to Choose the Right Brewery Software

When it comes to brewery software, there are a lot of choices out there.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • Why you need brewery software (and when you need it)
  • 3 Big benefits of software
  • 3 Keys to successful software integration
  • How to calculate a return on investment in brewery software
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Brew Smarter, Not Harder: Data in the Brewhouse

Brewers are dreamers, artisans, and scientists. And while they lean on data for quality assurance of their brews, it’s important to depend on data post-production, too. ABS Commercial, Arryved, and Beer30, are going in depth on the fundamental role data plays in brewing, including how it:

  • Forecasts efficient production schedules and smart barrellage decisions
  • Identifies best selling styles to can first for distribution
  • Determines COGS per ounce and barrel
  • Helps resource planning for raw materials and packaging supplies
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Beer Wine Federation

3 Questions With Pulkit K. Agrawal

The Beer and Wine Federation sat down with PK Agrawal, Founder & CEO of The 5th Ingredient and talked about the beer management software industry and some of the challenges regarding platforms today. The BWF asked PK 3 questions about The 5th Ingredient and how its flagship modular platform Beer30 is solving real-world problems for breweries. We touched on what a new brewery using the platform can expect on day one, what is some of the skepticism in the industry from breweries not having success with other beer management platforms and why should breweries of all sizes reach out and explore a demo with PK's team.

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beer and brewer magazine

The 5th Ingredient Announces Innovative New Features and Demand Planning Module

The 5th Ingredient® announced the release of Version 10 (v10) of their Beer30® and Bucha30® Software today. The new update offers a variety of fully customizable features and represents a major milestone in the ongoing development of the software with the introduction of the “Demand Planning” Module and KPI Scorecards. 

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brews news

The 5th Ingredient Announces Innovative New Features and Demand Planning Module

The 5th Ingredient® announced the release of Version 10 (v10) of their Beer30® and Bucha30® Software today. The new update offers a variety of fully customizable features and represents a major milestone in the ongoing development of the software with the introduction of the “Demand Planning” Module and KPI Scorecards. 

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The 5th Ingredient Announces Innovative New Features and Demand Planning Module

The 5th Ingredient® announced the release of Version 10 (v10) of their Beer30® and Bucha30® Software today. The new update offers a variety of fully customizable features and represents a major milestone in the ongoing development of the software with the introduction of the “Demand Planning” Module and KPI Scorecards. 

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SaaS Fuel Podcast with Beer30 founder PK Agrawal

Founder PK Agrawal on Success of Beer30

In this episode, of SaaS Fuel, PK Agrawal the founder of The 5th Ingredient shared his journey and how Beer 30 has revolutionized the craft beer industry by providing full traceability, future demand planning forecasting, and full supply chain management.

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GP Analytics

Beer30 by The 5th Ingredient Combines VIP Depletion Through the Craft Portal by GP Analytics to Provide an Integrated Supply Chain Solution for Breweries

The 5th Ingredient® is pleased to announce our working relationship with VIP, Vermont Information Processing, Inc., and GP Analytics in the delivery of an integrated system to deliver simplicity for craft brewers and their distributors. 

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Forbes 30 under 30

The 5th Ingredient CEO, Joins the Forbes 30 Under 30

Founder and CEO of The 5th Ingredient, Pulkit K. Agrawal, has been included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Class of 2023. The Forbes 30 Under 30 list recognizes young leaders and entrepreneurs who are making a significant impact in their respective industries. Pulkit has been recognized in the Food and Drink category for his innovative impact on the brewing industry and his dedication to pushing the boundaries with software like Beer30 and Bucha30.

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Brewer's journal

7 Benefits of Beer Traceability

While beer traceability is necessary to stay compliant, there are 7 additional benefits of beer traceability. Here at The 5th Ingredient we actually depict these steps as part of our “True Traceability Cycle”.

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Cheers to 5 Years of The 5th Ingredient

Today - October 17, 2022 - marks the 5-year anniversary of The 5th Ingredient®! On this milestone, we wanted to share with you “5 Areas The 5th Ingredient Has Grown Over the Past 5 Years!”, which highlight our company vision to connect the industry with three pillars – data, community, and tools – on our company mission to help breweries use their data for proactive, predictive, process improvement. 

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Beer Mighty Things Podcast

Great Beer & Great Data – Beer30

PK Agrawal, Founder, and CEO of The 5th Ingredient, discusses how the Beer30 and Bucha30 software systems transform your brewery's data into cost savings, with an emphasis on quality, consistency, and efficiency.

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OFS and The 5th Ingredient Partner for US and Australian Craft Beer Expansion

Australian manufacturing performance software company, OFS, and US ‘grain-to-glass’ brewery data management company, The 5th Ingredient, have signed a first-of-its-kind craft brewing partnership to help the companies expand in each other’s home markets to help the craft beer industry become more data driven.

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Craft Brewery Finance Podcast

Top Brewery KPIs from Beer30

On this episode of the Craft Brewery Finance podcast, Kary Shumway talks with the 5th Ingredient Founder and CEO Pulkit Agrawal. Pulkit shares how brewery management software Beer30 uses data to help you produce better beer and better business results.

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Medium

5 Things You Need To Know To Create a Successful App or SaaS

Pulkit K Agrawal of The 5th Ingredient discusses the 5 Things You Need To Know To Create a Successful App or SaaS with Tyler Gallagher.  PK talks about how Beer30 focuses on real-time brewing data input, raw material inventory, cost of goods analysis, quality and sensory tracking, sales, and distribution and accounting integration. 

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Avoiding Rabbit Holes! Growing from MVP to Clients.

Presentation for Startup Boost, South Florida, by Pulkit K. Agrawal:: Sharing the story of The 5th Ingredient's growth and an analysis of tips and pitfalls tied in with growth, client feedback and iteration, hiring contract coders, and looking at the big picture of market potential for a SaaS platform.

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precision Fermentation

Precision Fermentation and The 5th Ingredient Announce Integration of BrewMonitor Real-Time Data with Beer30 Brewery Management Software

Leading-Edge Brewery Technology Collaboration Offers Enhanced End-to-End Quality Control Management Analysis and Maximum Operational Efficiency

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brews news

Using Beer30 for brewery stocktake and inventory management

As you do your stocktake for the EOFY 2021, it’s the perfect time to start fresh with a brewery management system that will keep your books in order for the Start Of Financial Year (SOFY), on July 1st!

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Fermly

The 5th Ingredient® and Fermly® Announce Partnership That Brings Data Management and QA/QC to Breweries on A Unified Platform

Brewery management system Beer30® will now offer customers real-time QA/QC data from Fermly®, offering enhanced consistency for brewers

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The 5th Ingredient and the San Diego and Miami tech ecosystems

Pulkit K. Agrawal is interviewed on Miami's Community Newspapers and Robert Asencioo discussing The 5th Ingredient and the San Diego and Miami tech ecosystems!

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Tracking Data for any sized brewery using Beer30 by The 5th Ingredient

Chris Hayton from Build Me A Brewery in Australia interview Pulkit K. Agrawal on why it's important for brewery's of all sizes (even ones just starting up!) to use a software management system to track data, rather than using paper logs, whiteboards, spreadsheets.

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The 5th Ingredient Launches Beer30 Sales Traceability Module, to Assist Brewers Through a Product Recall

The creators of Brewery Management Software Beer30 have launched a new module which ensures full grain-to-glass traceability.

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Craft Beer Professionals

“You’re Capturing All This Brewery Data… Now What?” Pulkit K. Agrawal, The 5th Ingredient

Presentation from the Craft Beer Professionals Fall 2020 Virtual Conference - YouTube Video
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Bucha30: All-in-one Kombucha Brewery Management Software

A podcast interview with Pulkit K. Agrawal, the CEO of The 5th Ingredient, on releasing Bucha30, an all-in-one software management system for kombucha brewers.

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Craft Beer & Brewing

4 Steps to Brew Better Beer with Brewery Analytics

By following these four steps on improving the fundamentals of data analytics at your brewery, you can lead the efforts to transform your data into cost savings.

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The 5th Ingredient

The 5th Ingredient + LEARN Academy

Learn more about The 5th Ingredient and internship opportunities through LEARN Academy!
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40 – Pulkit Agrawal – Co-Founder & CEO of The 5th Ingredient

Pulkit Agrawal is the CEO and Co-Founder of The 5th Ingredient, a software startup that has developed a platform that breweries can use to track their data from grain to glass. Listen in to hear how Pulkit went from starting his career at Ballast Point to founding The 5th Ingredient, and get the scoop on his favorite local tacos.

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San Diego Business Journal

Co. Elevates Its Game to Better Serve Brewers’ Needs

5th Ingredient Hopes to Gain Exposure at Upcoming Quick Pitch. Co. Elevates Its Game to Better Serve Brewers' Needs.

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Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Agrawal’s startup celebrates second anniversary

Leading-Edge Brewery Technology Collaboration Offers Enhanced End-to-End Quality Control Management Analysis and Maximum Operational Efficiency

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Craft Brewing Business

Beer30 keeps refining its cost analysis features for craft breweries

One problem craft breweries had before these boom years was not having enough software solutions scaled to meet their specific needs. That has since changed, with a ton of solutions large and small out there to make life a bit easier. The 5th Ingredient developed one of our favorites in Beer30, a cloud-based, B2B software that empowers breweries to track and analyze over 300 data points from grain-to-glass.

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The 5th Ingredient

October 17, 2019 is the 2-year Anniversary for The 5th Ingredient!

October 17, 2019 is the 2-year Anniversary for The 5th Ingredient! This year, we've gone from 4 breweries to 42 breweries, and are in 16 US States, Dominican Republic, and Australia. Read more below about Year 2 and what comes next!

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San Diego Tribune

These 10 startups will compete in San Diego’s biggest annual pitch event

Over 300 local startups applied to compete in San Diego’s most popular pitch competition, but only 10 finalists will end up on stage later this month. This week, the event’s organizers have announced the chosen few. The 10 finalists include a mix of life science and tech startups, including two companies recently profiled by the Union-Tribune: sports technology app Stact and brewery software The 5th Ingredient (full list below).

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San Diego Business Journal

Tech Coast Angels Names Quick Pitch Finalists

Tech Coast Angels picked 10 finalists for its John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition. The annual event brings together promising San Diego startups to compete, with the top three winning a combined $75,000 in cash.

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Rockstar Brewer Brings Beer30 To Australia

US company The 5th Ingredient is one of the trailblazers when it comes to delivering exemplary brewery data management solutions. As a way of introducing themselves to the local brewing landscape, they have selected Rockstar Brewer as their official Brand Ambassador partner throughout Australia and New Zealand. Rockstar Brewer founder Steve Henderson said: "The Beer30 brewery management system will be a real game changer for breweries of all sizes in managing their costs, consolidating consistent brewing processes and eliminating the need for whiteboards and spreadsheets in order to get things done.

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The 5th Ingredient

Avoiding Rabbit Holes! Growing from MVP to Clients.

Presentation for San Diego Startup Week 2019, by Pulkit K. Agrawal:: Sharing the story of The 5th Ingredient's growth and an analysis of tips and pitfalls tied in with growth, client feedback and iteration, hiring contract coders, and looking at the big picture of market potential for a SaaS platform.
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The 5th Ingredient

The 5th Ingredient Joins the CONNECT Springboard Program

Leading-Edge Brewery Technology Collaboration Offers Enhanced End-to-End Quality Control Management Analysis and Maximum Operational Efficiency

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Nanalyze

How to Make Beer Taste Better with Smart Brew Tech

We live in extraordinary times, with some 7,000 craft beer breweries in the United States alone. But news stories over the last few years have shown that people are turning away from beer, especially the swill produced by Big Beer companies. San Diego-based startup The 5th Ingredient, founded last year, adds another ingredient to the core list of water, malt, yeast, and hops – data.
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CB insights

Brewing Disruption: As Beer Sales Decline These 65+ Startups Could Revitalize The Industry

Brewing Tech — The brewery is also getting its tech upgrade. This category includes companies that are making it faster, cheaper, and more convenient to brew and transport beer.
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Hatch

Barley, Water, Yeast, Hops, and Creativity

San Diego's craftiest innovations: White Labs, The 5th Ingredient, Certificate Brewing, Brewery Igniter.
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NBC 7 San Diego

Company Adds Fifth Ingredient to Beer: Data

Software: More Than 100 Data Points Tracked In Brewing Biz Processes. Water, hops, grain, and yeast. Pulkit Agrawal became familiar with beer's four main components while working for San Diego's largest brewery, Ballast Point.
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San Diego Business Journal

Company Adds Fifth Ingredient to Beer: Data

Software: More Than 100 Data Points Tracked In Brewing Biz Processes. Water, hops, grain and yeast. Pulkit Agrawal became familiar with beer's four main components while working for San Diego's largest brewery, Ballast Point.
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Craft Brewing Business

Meet Beer30: A new software to track all batch data, sized for craft breweries

Brewing a bunch of beers well and doing so consistently over time can’t be done by man alone. Behind every great brewery is also some sort of software to keep everything on track
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San Diego Tribune

Ex-Ballast Point engineer launches software startup — The 5th Ingredient — for craft breweries

A former engineer at one of San Diego’s best-known craft breweries — Ballast Point — has launched his own software company to take on one of the biggest hangups in brewing: keeping tabs on beer data.
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The 5th Ingredient

The 5th Ingredient: 1-year Milestone!

Today, October 17, 2018, is a pretty important day for The 5th Ingredient... it's our 1-year anniversary! We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support throughout this past year! It is because of constructive feedback, questions, and introductions from you and other believers in our vision, that The 5th Ingredient has had a successful first year!

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Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Harvard – Celebrating Engineers Week – Pulkit K. Agrawal, SB ’15

As the founder and CEO of a startup, I love the necessity to wear numerous hats! I am no longer just working as an engineer and project manager who coordinates between numerous teams, as I am now required to actually execute and address the needs of all aspects of the business. This has forced me to develop new skills in the realm of branding and marketing, sales to potential clients, meetings and on-site visits with current clients, accounting practices, legal documents, and insurance paperwork, and finally - software development and brewery process engineering. My Google Calendar is certainly my best friend!
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