Microsoft’s MS-OS software and hardware systems help support a growing number of beer brands.
In 2016, the company sold more than 20 million MS-DOS systems to beer distributors.
Today, Microsoft is selling the MS-os software systems to the beverage industry, too.
The company is in talks with a number of craft breweries about licensing their technology for their products.
That includes the St. Louis-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, which plans to use its proprietary MS-O system to sell its Bud Light to retailers in the next two to three years.
And Sierra Nevada is the latest brewery to license its MS-Os to other breweries.
In 2016, Sierra Nevada’s Bud Light was sold to a retailer in New York City for $1.2 million.
Sierra Nevada sold the system to the Bud Light brand for $5.5 million.
The MS-SO system is being used by breweries to automate the process of shipping products to stores and retailers, such as in the case of Sierra Nevada, according to Andrew Gifford, a spokesman for Sierra Nevada.
The system is used by all breweries to streamline the manufacturing process, Giffard said.
It allows for the brewery to reduce labor costs and cut down on logistics costs.
As part of the agreement with Sierra Nevada and the Bud Lite brand, Sierra is also licensing its MSOS technology to the beer company to help it sell its product, Gabbard said in an email.