Specializing in the Craft Beverage Industry
The craft beverage industry must constantly adapt to shifting and evolving consumer tastes. An industry known for creativity and entrepreneurialism also faces operational challenges, including complex regulations, changing technology needs, supply chain demands, and acquisition and integration effectiveness.
The Brown Smith Wallace Craft Beverage Industry Group works with breweries, wineries and distilled spirits producers to enable craft business performance excellence.
- Performance ConsultingPerformance Consulting
- Cash Flow OptimizationCash Flow Optimization
- Regulatory ComplianceRegulatory Compliance
- Systems Selection, Implementation & IntegrationSystems Selection, Implementation & Integration
- Sourcing and ContractingSourcing and Contracting
- Mergers & Acquisitions AdvisoryMergers & Acquisitions Advisory
- Outsourced AccountingOutsourced Accounting
Brown Smith Wallace helped us restructure our accounting to better allocate overhead and understand the profitability of each of our business segments. Our relationship with them then expanded to include an evaluation of our compensation models, pay structures and sales incentive strategy. It's clear their Craft Beverage Industry Group has the business performance consulting experience to help us remain competitive in an evolving industry.”
Sabrina Lohr, Director of Administration, Lohr Distributing Co.
Our Craft Beverage Industry Leaders
- Case StudyFast Track Assessment
At a large alcohol distributor, we developed a process to allow them to effectively manage the financial challenges of the evolving beer and liquor industries. Through our fast-track assessment approach, we identified opportunities with their core working capital and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) process. Deliverables included five-year financial planning and overhead allocation models and sales and warehouse management strategies.
- Case StudySmooth Integration
At a global beverage manufacturer, we assisted with integration of multiple craft breweries/brewpubs into a unified accounting structure using OrchestratedBEER and SAP, including mapping of the chart of accounts structure. We also defined the partnership accounting requirements for a new, innovative product.