BREW MOVERS HANDCRAFTED LOGISTIC SOLUTION SPECIALISTS by Anita Flowers
W ith a tagline like “handcrafted logistics,” you expect exceptional quality service to match your craft beers. While the company moves more than just pallets of beer for craft breweries, the focus is on providing top tier service to everyone, regardless of their size or fre- quency of shipping. Spotlight on Business sat down to talk with Adrian Gram and Brandon Arnold, co-founders and co-owners of BrewMovers early this year in August about the intricate logistics of moving beer, malts and even whole brewing systems across North America and beyond.
“We realized that we were not only saving them money and time, but we were giving them advice on how to operate and be more efficient ”
The two formed their first company, Hatch Trans - portation which is a full asset-based company. “We own a fleet of trucks that not only do ded - icated shipments for customers but also do hauling all across the United States,” said Adrian. Brew Movers began when the two began helping Brandon’s brother, a brewer at Southern Grist Brewing Company in Nashville, TN, who was struggling with the inbound and outbound logis- tics of moving beer and materials for brewing. “We realized that we were not only saving them money and time, but we were giving them advice on how to operate and be more efficient with getting ingredients in on time, getting beer out the door, and even getting materials such as kegs, growlers and even hops and malt in time for them to brew. We started thinking if these guys are really struggling with it, a lot of these small craft breweries around the US must be as well,” said Brandon.
Word spread quickly about the new service and Brew Movers officially began in late 2017. The culture of Brew Movers is driven by the feel and needs of the craft brewing industry. “The feeling of working with the customer and vendors and suppliers that support this craft brewing industry is like nothing you’ve seen before. It’s the feeling of walking into a tap room or brewery and the jovial vibe of having a beer and chatting with friends. We’re a band of team members who don’t have titles. Everyone is willing to pitch in. Everyone knows that these are all small business- es we’re working with and time is money, and there’s not a lot of money to be had, so we have to do everything as fast as possible, as accurate as possible and in the cheapest way possible,” said Adrian.
Adrian Gram and Brandon Arnold met following a 5K race, thanks to their wives, who got to know each other at a coffee shop while they were both pregnant. Both men had dreams of owning their own business and found their personalities and business outlook meshed well. “Coming into our relationship as business partners, I had a lot of industry experience in logistics and transportation. Adrian had a lot of expertise in running business units and marketing and different strategies that I didn’t necessarily have. It was good because we were both experts in different things and it really was a good match and a good partnership. That’s what I think has made us suc- cessful,” said Brandon.
“we were both experts in different things and it really was a good match and a good part- nership.”
“We’re a band of team members who don’t have titles. Everyone is willing to pitch in.”
DECEMBER 2020 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • DECEMBER 2020
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