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Alpha Acid Brewing Company, LLC

Alpha Acid Brewing Merges Blockchain and Beer with Oracle

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With Oracle Blockchain solutions, we can track materials and ingredients from our suppliers and analyze sensor data from the production process. Oracle Blockchain Platform tracks where we are getting the highest quality hops, malt, and yeast, and enables us to create a strong narrative around our products.

— Kyle Bozicevic, Owner and Brewer, Alpha Acid Brewing Company, LLC

Alpha Acid Brewing Company Improves Brewing Process Supply Chain and Boosts Customer Experience with Oracle Cloud Platform

Alpha Acid Brewing Company, LLC—a small brewing company located in the San Francisco Bay Area—tapped into Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technology leveraging Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace Cloud Service, built on Oracle Blockchain Platform, and Oracle IoT Asset Monitoring Application to provide end-to-end traceability of goods and transactions in its supply chain—reducing delays and automating record keeping. With Oracle Blockchain Applications Cloud, Alpha Acid can authenticate the ingredients in its unique beer blend and ultimately improve the end product.
 
Challenges
  • Apply cutting-edge technology to the ancient art of beer making to help the company develop creative new blends and enhance relationships with suppliers and customers 
  • Ensure high-quality products with end-to-end supply chain continuity and traceability
Results
  • Expanded supply chain visibility and control by setting up Alpha Acid’s hops, malt, and yeast suppliers on Oracle Blockchain Applications Cloud so they can sign off on details of each stage in the raw materials’ upstream process, from date of harvest to weather conditions to the malting of the barley
  • Elevated transparency and consumer experience by enabling customers to see which malt and yeast suppliers contributed to the beer they are drinking by scanning a QR code with their smartphones to access data from the secure blockchain records maintained by Oracle Blockchain Applications Cloud
  • Improved ability to ensure consistent product quality with expanded visibility into the ingredient supply chain, as well as the ability to capture and analyze sensor data, including temperature and pressure during fermentation, which affects beer’s flavor
  • Boosted customer engagement and intimacy with the ability to log on to the brewery’s Oracle-developed app to provide feedback on the various new beers the brewery produces each week—helping the company to see which combinations scored highest
  • Enabled Alpha Acid to monitor temperature and pressure during the critical fermentation process via smart phones, leveraging IoT sensors installed by Oracle Partner Relayr, as well as Oracle IoT Cloud Service and Oracle IoT Asset Monitoring Application—helping the team to carefully control the synthesis of yeast to achieve the fruity, buttery, spicy, or smoky flavors they seek

 

Our story shows that even small businesses have much to gain by tapping into Oracle IoT and Oracle Blockchain applications. Oracle Cloud can help companies of all sizes not only improve their products, but also quickly analyze the root causes of failures.

— Kyle Bozicevic, Owner and Brewer, Alpha Acid Brewing Company, LLC

Execution

“By using Oracle IoT Cloud Service and Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace Cloud Service on Oracle Blockchain Platform, the project came together in weeks. The brewery sensors connect into Oracle IoT Cloud Service, then we use Oracle IoT Asset Monitoring with the Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace blockchain application to easily get a real-time end to end dashboard picture of our supply chain,” Bozicevic said.

About Alpha Acid Brewing Company, LLC

Headquarters

 
Belmont, CA, United States
Alpha Acid Brewing Company was founded in fall of 2014 in Belmont, California. The company premiered its beer at the 2015 San Francisco Beer Week Opening Gala and now distributes all around the San Francisco Bay Area. Its goal is to bring people quality, local beer—one small batch at a time.
 

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Published:  Mar 01, 2019