Sestra, a smart beverage dispensing technology, and Lost Rhino Brewing
Company, a visionary in the Loudoun craft brewery movement, today
announced a partnership to integrate Sestra’s TapWise platform into the
brewery’s Ashburn tasting room.
Lost Rhino’s 16-line long draw draft beer system was easily retrofitted
with TapWise technology. The solution connects patented dispensing
technology to a global Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, turning
beverage taps into IoT-connected devices. With TapWise in place, Lost
Rhino will be able to improve inventory yield, lower cost-per-serving,
and increase the speed of service. TapWise pours the perfect glass at
the press of a button, provides real-time data analytics, and combines a
host of other technology to improve draft beverage dispensing systems.
In 2011, Lost Rhino was the only brewery in Loudoun County. Now with
more than 30 breweries across the county, Lost Rhino remains a
trendsetter in the craft brew scene by continuing to expand, develop
award-winning beer, and adopt new technologies to better serve its
guests and rise above the competition.
“As the world becomes increasingly connected, our guests are surrounded
by smart devices. They’re becoming a part of everyday life to gain
insight into valuable data, provide remote control, and simply make life
easier,” said Matt Hagerman, CEO and Founder of Lost Rhino. “It only
made sense that we adopt the same technology to provide the brewery with
a platform that allows us to reduce waste, improve service, and make
informed decisions to better serve our guests.”
“Even before this installation, Lost Rhino has been a true partner for
the past few years. When Sestra was founded, our smart dispensing
technology was geared toward wine. As we continued to evolve, we started
developing more technology specifically for other beverages like beer,
and Lost Rhino’s input and validation during the process has been
invaluable,” said Lev Volftsun, CEO and Founder of Sestra.
Based in Sterling, VA, Sestra’s mission is to bring the internet of
things to beverage dispensing, making our customers smarter and
enriching the experience for their guests. We believe in possibility, so
we turn the spotlight on innovations – in product and process, in
service and insights – that compel clients to imagine what their
beverage programs could be. Sestra’s IoT-connected solutions enable
customers to maximize profit from their beverage programs by providing
state-of-the-art features optimized to prevent loss, improve service
speed and quality, ease operations, and reduce carbon footprint, while
providing global business management, control, and analytics tools. For
more information, visit: www.sestrasystems.com.
About Lost Rhino Brewing
Founded in 2011, Lost Rhino is an award-winning production brewery with
a tasting room located in Ashburn, VA. Lost Rhino’s beers are inspired
by the experience of choosing the scenic route, the tough challenge, the
road less traveled. In the brew house, Lost Rhino takes pride in
bringing together a global perspective and locally harvested
ingredients. For more information, visit www.lostrhino.com
or visit the tasting room at 21730 Red Rum Dr #142, Ashburn, VA 20147.