When North Basin Brewing, based in Osoyoos, BC., was started, they didn’t at all expect to be opening in the middle of a pandemic. In fact, they started a brewery with one of their major goals being to bring people together. While that remains difficult even today, North Basin was still able to get up and running and was able to open in November 2020 thanks to careful planning and perseverance.
North Basin holds a passion for beer and makes everything from lagers to ales, stouts to IPAs. While they were forced to open at an inopportune time, they look forward to getting back to their initial goal of getting people together, and to packing the taproom with beer enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
Kody Rosentreter, the Head Brewer at North Basin, describes the challenges that they were looking to solve as “maybe a little bit different” than other breweries because when they had first signed on to Brew Ninja, they hadn’t even brewed a batch of beer yet. However, Kody came from a brewery with no software in place at all for managing a brewery, so he knew what it was like to work in a brewery without the benefit of a program to help them with a lot of the backend heavy lifting.
For Kody, he felt it added a lot of unneeded stress and hours to the already full plate that he and many other head brewers have to deal with. When he came to North Basin, he wanted to ensure that he had the best programs in place to make life easier for both himself, as well as everyone else involved in the business. With Brew Ninja, Kody felt like he had found that software that could help him elevate North Basin and have it run as smoothly as possible.
While North Basin as a new brewery didn’t have a long laundry list of challenges that Brew Ninja had to come in and solve, Kody did feel like “the team did an excellent job of getting our inventory, production, and sales tracking up and running before we even poured our first pint.”.
Kody also stated that “Brew Ninja has saved me countless hours of counting, reporting, scheduling and probably a whole bunch of other things I don’t even think about because Brew Ninja helps me to streamline everything on the backend of the business so I can focus on brewing beer”.
Lastly, Kody went on to say that he was very grateful for the great customer service he received from Brew Ninja and stated “I don’t know how many times I caused an error in the system and had to have Matt, Lyndsey, Matt, or all three depending on the severity of the error to come in and fix it for me. They are always reliable and fast no matter the day or time.” In short, Brew Ninja helped North Basin put its best foot forward while opening its new brewery during pandemic times.