OUR STORY

Where We Came From

After three years of dealing with massive, unwieldy spreadsheets, Jason Lippa was fed up. As the General Manager at Stranahan’s, Colorado’s first craft distillery, he was spending hours every day pulling together data from different areas of the distillery to complete daily reports, and what felt like days every month trying to compile monthly TTB reports. So he built a solution.With a degree in Computer Science, a background in defense (rockets!), and a passion for whiskey, creating a software solution for craft distilleries was something Jason was uniquely qualified to do, but in no way did he expect to take the software, then called Stillhouse, to the level it would reach. Now used by more distilleries than any other software on the market, DISTILL x 5 is an unrivaled market leader.After 10 years of focusing on the distilleries that built the company then known as Distillery Solutions, the team decided it was time to offer our assistance to our hop-loving neighbors. Drawing on the incredibly supportive craft beer community in Denver, BREW x 5 (previously known as Brewhouse) was launched in 2016, designed for breweries by people who like beer and know brewing. With features to aid every operational aspect of today’s craft breweries, the company promises to do for brewing what it did for distilling – make life easier.Today, FIVE x 5 Solutions is a small, passionate team working just outside of Denver in an office home to Skeeball, pinball, and a rotating assortment of canine companions. We take pride in supporting our customers with regular feature releases, industry-leading support, and ongoing product education.



OUR MISSION

Process Managment Squared Away

We understand that running a craft beverage operation is a passion first and a job second, and we’re here to provide the knowledge, tools, and support to get you back to working in the business, rather than on it. Your passion is our passion – we care about your pursuits and have developed products that cover the ins and outs of your business, from recipe management to reporting and compliance.We want to see you succeed. We’re here to help scale your business and calm the chaos that comes with growth; after all, we’re craft beverage enthusiasts first, software developers second. Our goal is to be a part of the community we’re serving.There’s a reason we’re first in the market, and we’re excited to show you what that can mean for you.



Meet Our Team

A Group of Rockstars

Jason Lippa

President + Founder

Initially hired as a distiller, there wasn’t a job at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey that Jason didn’t master, leading him to tackle the General Manager role. Rapid growth highlighted the need for software to help organize the business, ensure compliance, and run day-to-day operations.

Combining his passion for spirit with his software development expertise, Jason began building Stillhouse (now DISTILL x 5), the complete craft distillery business solution.
In 2011, Jason set out to bring his solution to the industry at large and formed Distillery Solutions (now FIVE x 5 Solutions), the first and largest supplier of distillery management software. FIVE x 5 Solutions recently branched out from distilling to get back to Jason's original roots – brewing – with our new Brewhouse (now BREW x 5) product to manage all facets of your brewery.