iSpaniel helps brewers such as Hobsons Brewery, Monty’s Brewery, Bathams Brewery and Farmington Brewing Co to better utilise their operational assets, and meet foods standards compliance.
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Commencing in 2014, Hobsons were the first brewer to implement the iSpaniel tracking solution for a population of 4,000 containers based on its ability to track and manage at the individual container level and with robust tags that could withstand the harsh lifecycle of a keg/cask.
iSpaniel, a provider of asset tracking, tracing and management software for the brewing industry, is pleased to announce that Monty’s Brewery based in Montgomery has selected the iSpaniel platform to initially track 600 beer casks/kegs across their 300+ customer base, with implementation commencing in August 2017.
“After an extensive search, we selected iSpaniel due to its ability to securely track to the individual cask/keg level and so give us total control over our stock and thus reduce loss and improve cycle times,” commented Pam Honeyman, co-founder of Monty’s. “We anticipate significant savings and the platform will also give us the ability to trace brew ingredients for SALSA compliance, which was a major factor in our decision.”
Bathams is a family owned Black Country brewer, based in Brierley Hill. Founded in 1877, the brewery is now run by the fifth generation of the Batham family and includes ownership of 11 local pubs. They have chosen the iSpaniel solution to track and manage a population of 1,000 casks, with implementation commencing in Spring 2018.
Farmington Brewing Co
The Boot Beer Company
The Boot Beer Co. is an 8BBL micro-brewery situated behind the Boot Inn, Repton, Derbyshire and is currently producing over twenty core and seasonal beers ranging from traditional English ales to styles that are progressive and contemporary. They have implemented the iSpaniel solution to track and manage their population of 300 containers as they expand their distribution outside of their own pubs to a wider regional Midlands customer base.
Jon Archer, Head Brewer, comments:
“I have been seeking a straightforward and cost effective answer to cask tracking and reporting and iSpaniel’s NFC tag and cloud based solution was the ideal fit for my needs. The iSpaniel team have been helpful and responsive throughout the implementation process.”
Evan Evans Group
Evan Evans is an International Award winning brewery based in South West Wales and this year celebrates 250 years of family brewing in Wales. After a detailed search for a container tracking system, the company has chosen the iSpaniel solution to track and manage a population of 3,000 casks/kegs, with implementation commencing in Spring 2018. Following the initial deployment, group company, The Artisan Bottling Company, will integrate the solution as part of its finished product stock control system.
James Buckley, Head Brewer, said: “We have been looking for a simple to use cask tracking system to help control our extensive cask population. iSpaniel is a good and cost effective system that is simple to use, and will in time pay for itself many times over. We look forward to working with the team at iSpaniel to help develop the product further.”
Shipstone’s Beer Company
Shipstone’s Beer Company, based in Nottingham and specialising in handcrafted beers, have been using the iSpaniel solution since 2016 for managing their population of 400 containers.
The Potton Brewing Co
The Potton Brewing Co is a new micro brewery, based in Bedfordshire, specialising in handcrafted small batch beers. They have selected the iSpaniel solution to track and manage their initial population of 120 containers.
London Beer Lab
London Beer Lab started out in Brixton in 2012 teaching Londoners how to brew beer, before expanding into commercial brewing a short time later. They brew award winning beers across a variety of styles, but with a core of session strength hoppy ales. They have selected iSpaniel to initially track 30 containers across their London customer base.