Crux Fermentation Project Partners with GP Analytics


SEATTLE, WA – GP Analytics LLC, a cloud-based software solution for craft brewers, today announced a new partnership agreement with Bend, OR based brewery Crux Fermentation Project.

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.

“GP Analytics has proven themselves to be the perfect match for Crux at just the right time. Their willingness to listen, learn and customize their capabilities to our needs proved to be a strong differentiator for them. They really understand the craft space and apply a very high level of technical expertise to arrive at solutions that just make sense. They also genuinely love craft— we see them in our Tasting Room on a regular basis. Sharing a passion is always helpful in building strong working relationships.” — Paul Evers, Co-Founder, Crux Fermentation Project.

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.

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.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to work with one of the most innovative and exciting breweries in the country. Crux Fermentation Project has a great team of people who have all the personal and professional characteristics we enjoy working with. Our goal, as it is with all of our brewery partners, is to help Crux reach their growth goals while continuing to offer the freshest beer to their consumers. This partnership will also help us broaden the scope of brewing practices that our Brewery Optimization System can help with.” – Ross Ackermann, Co-Founder & COO, GP Analytics LLC.

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., Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co., Lewis & Clark Brewing Co., and Schlafly Brewing Co. To find out more about the company visit


Crux Fermentation Project is located at the epicenter of Bend and at the crucial core of the brewing process. We’ve designed our 11,000-hectolitre brewery to allow for non-traditional brewing methods like decoction mashing, open fermentation, oak barrel aging, wild yeast strains and experimental hops. All our beer is bottled and labeled by hand in small batches right at the brewery. Brewmaster Larry Sidor is always in pursuit of the next great beer, whether by reinterpreting a classic style or abandoning it altogether.

50 SW Division, Bend, Oregon 97702

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