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Find Craft Beer
Find Craft Beer is an alternative drinker’s dream. Discover hidden gems right in your neighborhood with this easy-to-use app.
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Find Craft Beer is a handy Android and iPhone app for those underwhelmed by Budweiser and Coors Light. It’s for those willing to make a few extra strides to find the hoppiest, maltiest or funkiest microbrew in the neighborhood.
Find Craft Beer uses GPS to determine your location, and it searches its database to instantaneously deliver a list of local craft brewpubs, microbreweries and beer stores close to you. Users have the option of searching within a specific city or limiting the list to only one type of brew seller they’re interested in.
You can also search within a specific area, sort based on distance or ratings, and link to The Beer Mapping Project's website for reviews. (The app uses The Beer Mapping Project's API to fuel its delicious database.) Once you’ve guzzled down that brew, submit your own rating or picture to the website.
Find Craft Beer was a finalist in the 2009 Best App Ever Awards in the Best Feel Like a Local App category. While we agree that it’s a crucial tool to discover new brews and locales, we do think it has a couple of setbacks.
For one, some beer snobs may find the database a bit outdated. Luckily, users can add their favorite home-brew shops or pubs to the database themselves and help out their fellow craft-beer drinkers. Secondly, you can’t search for specific blends of beer. With the amount of locations available, though, you’re bound to quench your thirst, or better yet, discover a new batch.
Reviewed: Jul 31, 2012 | Yelena GalstyanAlso featured on: 5 Must-Have Apps in Apple’s New Food & Drink Category