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Software suite for brewery management system

The Craft brewery sector consists of approximately 1,350 Craft brewery SMEs in the UK and an estimated 15,000 across the EU. Missing the optimum time window for Craft beer consumption is costly as is the under utilisation of Casks. Halving wasted product and increasing Cask utilisation by as little as 2% would save around £18.75M across the sector in the UK and over £200M in Europe.

Building on recent exciting R&D innovations by Saker Solutions, Brunel University London and Hobsons Brewery, the CraftBrew Whole Brewery Management System project aimed to develop a sophisticated, affordable, comprehensive software suite to increase the efficient use of resources, reduce waste and increase productivity of the Craft brewery supply chain. CraftBrew will use a novel combination of detailed process simulations that can comprehensively represent critical detail in the brewery supply chain and tightly coupled quality control and tracking.


Saker Solutions and Hobsons Brewery


  • Anagnostou, A., Taylor, S.J.E., Bell, D., Kite, S. and Pattison, G. (2018) “CraftBrew: Towards a Low-Cost Brewery Management System with Cloud-Based Simulation and Delivery Route Optimization.” In Proceedings of the Operational Research Society 9th Simulation Workshop (SW18), Case Study, Stratford, Worcestershire, England, March 19-21, 2018.
  • Kite, S., Pattison, G., Anagnostou, A., Bell, D. and Taylor, S.J.E. (2017) “CraftBrew: Experiences of Developing a Low-Cost Brewery Management System with Cloud-Based Simulation.” In Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC17), Edited by W. K. V. Chan, A. D'Ambrogio, G. Zacharewicz, N. Mustafee, G. Wainer, and E. Page, Las Vegas, NV, December 3-6.

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Modelling and Simulation

Modelling and Simulation - Investigating how modelling and simulation can be supported by research into high-performance computing, e-infrastructures, cyberinfrastructures, cloud computing and web-based simulation.

Project last modified 29/06/2021