GP Analytics Announces Two New Craft Partnerships

SEATTLE – GP Analytics LLC, a cloud-based software solution for craft brewers, today announced two new partnership agreements with Devils Backbone Brewing Company of Roseland, VA and Lewis & Clark Brewing Company of Helena, MT. These two new partnerships not only expand GP Analytics client base but increase their reach from west coast to east coast.

GP Analytics’ cloud-based software provides solutions for craft brewers with the primary focus being on extremely accurate forecasting, production management and supply chain logistics. The software is managed by a GP Analytics team member who works directly with the partner brewers to ensure they have the most up to date information at their fingertips so they can easily alter production.

“We chose to work with GP Analytics as a vital part of our aggressive growth strategy. Since our expansion into our new facility and moving to canning, our sales and production have more than quadrupled. After three years of over 50 percent year over year growth we knew we needed some help,” said Max Pigman, Owner of Lewis & Clark Brewing Company. “Our head brewer had done a great job up to this point of predicting what to brew and what to package in his head based on his years of experience, but nothing can compare to the accuracy of real-time analytics. We signed up with GP Analytics after talking to several of their current customers and hearing how much it has made a positive impact on fast-growing breweries like ours.”

GP Analytics designed the software to be the next generation of forecasting and supply-chain system management. The system utilizes a seasonal trend, forward looking approach that helps breweries of all sizes better manage their production schedule, balance inventory (throughout the supply chain) and more efficiently ship beer to their wholesaler. The overall goal is to help brewers supply consumers with the freshest beer while continuing to grow at a sustainable rate.

“We’re a brewery that tries to maintain a set of diverse offerings alongside a portfolio-dominating and rapidly growing flagship. We never want to stock out of Vienna Lager, nor do we want it to be the only thing we brew,” said Hayes Humphreys, Chief Operating Officer of Devils Backbone Brewing Company. “GP Analytics helps take the guesswork out of production forecasting, which allows us to allocate the right amount of tank space to Vienna and use the rest for a variety of other beers.”

GP Analytics’ ability to provide an accurate data driven forecast allows their partners to see short-term and long-term growth trends in their markets and beyond. With a forecasting accuracy rate of 97 percent or better their partners can grow rapidly and sustainably. Additionally, the cloud-based portal gives their partners all the information they need for day to day production, packaging and shipping needs.

“Our team at GP Analytics is extremely proud to partner with a range of great craft breweries and are excited to start our new partnerships with these award winning brewers”, said Brian Belobradic, Founder and President of GP Analytics. “It shows that both large and small craft brewers see the worth and the need for very accurate forecasting, planning and supply chain execution that only advanced technology can provide.”

GP Analytics currently serves breweries and distributors in the U.S. To find out more about the company visit http://gp-analytics.com/.

About Devils Backbone Brewing Company:

Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company was established in 2008 and has since won numerous awards, including most recently, Small Brewing Company & Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival. According to the Brewer’s Association Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company finished 2013 with recorded sales of over 25,000 barrels. For more information on Devils Backbone Brewing Company, contact Heidi Crandall at hatcreekfarm@gmail.com or visit: dbbrewingcompany.com

About Lewis & Clark Brewing Company:

Lewis & Clark Brewing was started in 2001 when Max Pigman purchased Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. and began reinventing this fledgling brewery. In 2005 the name was changed to Lewis & Clark Brewing Co. taking the name of the county in which Helena, MT is located. Lewis & Clark offers a range of canned and draught beer including: Miner’s Gold Hefeweizen, Back Country Scottish Ale, Yellowstone Golden Ale, Tumbleweed IPA, Prickly Pear Pale Ale, and Lewis & Clark Amber Ale. According to the Brewer’s Association Lewis & Clark Brewing finished 2013 with recorded sales of over 4,500 barrels. To learn more about Lewis & Clark Brewing Company visit: http://lewisandclarkbrewing.com/.

About GP Analytics LLC

GP Analytics LLC was started in 2012 by brewery and wholesaler executive Brian Belobradic and production, forecasting and supply chain expert, Ross Ackermann who is a graduate of Washington University’s MBA program and has years of wholesaler logistics experience. GP Analytics works with numerous breweries across the U.S. Other breweries include: 10 Barrel Brewing Co., and Hop Valley Brewing Co. To find out more about the company visit http://gp-analytics.com/.