Stock items are the items you purchase in order to produce the products you sell - such as ingredients, packaging and glassware. Stock items are managed from within the Inventory section of Breww, where you also manage your suppliers, purchase orders and inventory receipts.
Purchase orders are how you tell Breww that you’ve ordered some stock from a supplier, but they don’t directly affect the quantities in stock in Breww.
Inventory receipts are how you tell Breww that you’ve received a delivery of stock items from one of your suppliers, and they will increase your stock levels.
In Breww, stock items are the items you purchase in order to produce the products you sell, this includes ingredients, packaging, glassware & more.
Purchase orders (POs) are optional and Breww will function fine without you ever making one, but if you’d like to keep extra records, they can be very useful.
If you raise a purchase order, we’ll generate a PDF and you can email it to the supplier. When you receive the delivery, go to the PO, and generate an inventory receipt from the PO (rather than raising the inventory receipt manually). When you complete the inventory receipt, your stock levels will be increased and you’ll be able to see from the PO how much stock you received compared how much you ordered. It’s possible to raise multiple inventory receipts for a single PO, which is helpful if a single order is delivered over multiple days by your supplier.
Inventory receipts are how you tell Breww that you’ve received a delivery of stock items and they’re managed from within the Inventory section of Breww. We recommend creating your inventory receipts from a purchase order (as explained above), but you can also create an inventory receipt without ever having created the purchase order. The video below shows the process when using inventory receipts without purchase orders.
To help you organise your inventory receipts, you can optionally create your suppliers in Breww and attach the inventory receipts to them.
Pre-brew stock check
Breww has a tool named the “Pre-brew stock check”, which can be used to check all your planned batches (and ad-hoc additions) to see if you have the required stock items to brew them. This powerful tool can be found at Production → Actions → Pre-brew stock check. If you find you need to purchase stock, you can easily Generate purchase orders from a pre-brew stock check.
Breww makes it easy to stay on top of your hop contracts. Simply create the contracts in Breww and we’ll track them for you when you use the inventory receipts.
Products you sell
Products you sell are different in Breww to stock items and are known as just products. These can be found within the Products menu option of Breww. Don’t worry it’s possible to set a product to use a stock item as the source of its stock information - allowing you to sell things you buy, like glassware and guest beers. Find out more at How do I sell a stock item in Breww (e.g. glassware or t-shirts)?