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2014-04-18 07:37:31 AM
Hmm...can we get a 'recommendations' app? Like what Amazon and Netflix have?

"If you liked Franziskaner, you should try X" that sorta thing.
 
2014-04-18 07:38:25 AM
Lager logger.

You're welcome.
 
2014-04-18 07:39:36 AM
FTFA: CapSnap, is to be "the Pinterest of beer." You rate beers on a scale of one to five, accumulating a collection of what you like, what you love and what you'll never drink again.

So, it's Untappd?

Because it sounds like they just remade Untappd.
 
2014-04-18 07:42:18 AM
We just turn the beer caps into fridge magnets. 150+ unique caps so far.
 
2014-04-18 07:45:38 AM
 
2014-04-18 07:49:59 AM

Malacon: FTFA: CapSnap, is to be "the Pinterest of beer." You rate beers on a scale of one to five, accumulating a collection of what you like, what you love and what you'll never drink again.

So, it's Untappd?

Because it sounds like they just remade Untappd.


That's what I was thinking. Have used Untapped for a while, at least for locating local bars when I was on the road for work.
 
2014-04-18 07:51:50 AM
Just out of curiosity.
How are the tags for stories handled?
I can't see how this app deals with children's rights.
 
2014-04-18 07:53:53 AM

Unoriginal_Username: Just out of curiosity.
How are the tags for stories handled?
I can't see how this app deals with children's rights.


Children have the right to drink good beer.
 
2014-04-18 07:56:01 AM
Dragonmmead Dubbel Dragon Ale

Only the best beer I've ever had.
 
2014-04-18 07:56:20 AM
I could put half of New Albanian's lineup on there, but I have to single out the Dunwich Smoked Porter.
 
2014-04-18 08:00:26 AM
I already have my World of Beer app. I've been slacking off though. Me and a buddy signed up the same night a while ago. I'm close to 50, he's close to 300. God damnit.
 
2014-04-18 08:01:38 AM

Skwrl: Heady Topper


Stunningly overrated. Good but nowhere near #1.
 
2014-04-18 08:05:47 AM
I had a smoked beer once. It tasted like smoked aged cheese, which is not a good quality for a beer to have.
 
2014-04-18 08:06:41 AM
It keep crashing

ORA-01653: unable to extend table in tablespace
 
2014-04-18 08:08:19 AM
It's called untapped bro.
 
2014-04-18 08:09:13 AM
In before the parade of obscure local beers that nobody's heard of.
 
2014-04-18 08:10:56 AM

TofuTheAlmighty: Skwrl: Heady Topper

Stunningly overrated. Good but nowhere near #1.


Tastes vary.  I'd never say it's better than all other beers, because despite a lot of drinking, I haven't tried them all.  But that's my "go to" beer on a weekend, and it's definitely better fresh.  (And strangely, it's better in the can than on tap.)
 
2014-04-18 08:15:22 AM
On of the bars I frequent keeps track of which beers I have tried.  My problem is, I can't remember which ones were good, decent, or bad.  I know to stay away from anything made by Saranac.
 
2014-04-18 08:15:23 AM

Persnickety: In before the parade of obscure local beers that nobody's heard of.


You mean, something like Indeed's Stir Crazy?
 
2014-04-18 08:15:43 AM
I tried Magic Hat's Dream Machine last night - very nice and a lot lighter than my usual uber-hoppy beers

/mmmmm beer
 
2014-04-18 08:16:17 AM
Another vote for Untapped, I'm up over 600 beers after two years of use. Sorry, I'm slackin'
 
2014-04-18 08:17:18 AM
When I was 17
I drank some very good beer
I drank some very good beer
I purchased with a fake I.D.
My name was Brian McGee.
I stayed up listening to Queen.
When I was 17
 
2014-04-18 08:21:26 AM

TofuTheAlmighty: Skwrl: Heady Topper

Stunningly overrated. Good but nowhere near #1.


Ah yes, the celebrity IPA of choice lately. Soon, people will discover Marshall Wharf's  "Can't Dog" and their other IPA "Wet Dog" from Maine and those will be the big thing.  Because like Topper, they're only sold at the brewery and in the immediate surrounding area. As we all know, limited availability is the BEST way to judge a beer.
 
2014-04-18 08:22:00 AM

Capo Del Bandito: Hmm...can we get a 'recommendations' app? Like what Amazon and Netflix have?

"If you liked Franziskaner, you should try X" that sorta thing.


The app that's been mentioned a couple times in this thread, Untappd, has that. I'm not sure how good the recommendations are since I don't really use them but it has it.
 
2014-04-18 08:24:49 AM

WinoRhino: TofuTheAlmighty: Skwrl: Heady Topper

Stunningly overrated. Good but nowhere near #1.

Ah yes, the celebrity IPA of choice lately. Soon, people will discover Marshall Wharf's  "Can't Dog" and their other IPA "Wet Dog" from Maine and those will be the big thing.  Because like Topper, they're only sold at the brewery and in the immediate surrounding area. As we all know, limited availability is the BEST way to judge a beer.


Sorry, when did I say (lack of) availability to others is why I like it?  Or that it was the best beer or whatever.  I liked to an article so people could read about it.

And as for availability, I have a ski house in Vermont, so I'm up most weekends, except during the peak of summer.  I have a few cases of it sitting in the cellar, so availability isn't an issue.  Sorry if you don't like something because other people do.
 
2014-04-18 08:26:17 AM
the app already exists, it's called "Notes"
 
2014-04-18 08:26:56 AM
Boulevard Rye on Rye...mmmmmmmm
 
2014-04-18 08:28:54 AM

Capo Del Bandito: "If you liked Franziskaner, you should try X" that sorta thing.


A friend and I are seriously looking into developing an app to do just this. He is a huge wine fan, and I'm on the beer side. What we planned to do was an app that would know which store you were in (or close to) and make recommendations. For example, based on your previous likes and dislikes it would say "You like Aventinus? You should try X. It can be purchased locally at these stores."  The locations would be based on your GPS, as well as what distributors and retail stores were paying for a subscription with our service. It would also notify the stores what beers people were looking for that they did not have in stock. If enough people were looking for beer X, it would recommend to the store that they start to stock it. Apparently there is already a patent on this type of thing, or another app in development that plans to do it, so we're unsure if we can / will go through with it at this point.
 
2014-04-18 08:30:41 AM
Quantity has a quality of its own.
 
2014-04-18 08:34:15 AM

Skwrl: Sorry, when did I say (lack of) availability to others is why I like it?  Or that it was the best beer or whatever.  I liked to an article so people could read about it.

And as for availability, I have a ski house in Vermont, so I'm up most weekends, except during the peak of summer.  I have a few cases of it sitting in the cellar, so availability isn't an issue.  Sorry if you don't like something because other people do.


You didn't say lack of availability. I did. That's why this beer, Kate the Great, Pliny, Westy 12, and several others that are good but not great are considered extraordinary. That's my assessment having had all of them side by side with others in their style.

As for "don't like something because other people do" that wasn't my intended point at all. I should note is that I am a HUGE proponent of people simply drinking whatever the hell they want to drink, other people's opinions be damned. I realize my post did come off as judging, and it really shouldn't have so you'll have to excuse my error there. Heady Topper is a good IPA, and if you like it I'm thrilled you're fortunate enough to have it on the norm. PERSONALLY, I just don't think it deserves the attention it receives.
 
2014-04-18 08:36:26 AM
Back in college I consumed many exotic brews including Meister Bräu, Drummond Brothers, Schaefer, King Cobra, and Old Milwaukee too name just a few. However, I wouldn't recommend these as they require a particularly refined palate.
 
2014-04-18 08:38:08 AM

Krymson Tyde: Back in college I consumed many exotic brews including Meister Bräu, Drummond Brothers, Schaefer, King Cobra, and Old Milwaukee too name just a few. However, I wouldn't recommend these as they require a particularly refined palate.


Indeed. I was a Steel Reserve / Haffenreffer man myself.
 
2014-04-18 08:40:10 AM
Old Speckled Hen.

and while working in the UK:
Flamingo Fire, brewed exclusively at the Flamingo Free House in Kingston Upon Thames.
 
2014-04-18 08:45:10 AM

WinoRhino: Krymson Tyde: Back in college I consumed many exotic brews including Meister Bräu, Drummond Brothers, Schaefer, King Cobra, and Old Milwaukee too name just a few. However, I wouldn't recommend these as they require a particularly refined palate.

Indeed. I was a Steel Reserve / Haffenreffer man myself.


Steel Reserve wasn't an option for me then, but I certainly would have drank it if it were. Whenever I felt particularly aristocratic I would delve into spirits of the grape. Wild Irish Rose, MD 20/20, and Dagger were my go tos then.

Did you ever go that route?
 
2014-04-18 08:54:47 AM

bark_atda_moon: On of the bars I frequent keeps track of which beers I have tried.  My problem is, I can't remember which ones were good, decent, or bad.  I know to stay away from anything made by Saranac.


There is a pizza place here, Mellow Mushroom, that not only tracks the beers you have, but has a club as well. Have one of everything they have and you get a personalized beer mug
 
2014-04-18 08:55:41 AM

Capo Del Bandito: Hmm...can we get a 'recommendations' app? Like what Amazon and Netflix have?

"If you liked Franziskaner, you should try X" that sorta thing.


Pintley does this.
 
2014-04-18 08:56:17 AM
Your Mom Ale.

Has a slightly fishy taste and heavy on the yeast.

A favorite of seaman everywhere.
 
2014-04-18 08:58:39 AM

WinoRhino: Capo Del Bandito: "If you liked Franziskaner, you should try X" that sorta thing.

A friend and I are seriously looking into developing an app to do just this. He is a huge wine fan, and I'm on the beer side. What we planned to do was an app that would know which store you were in (or close to) and make recommendations. For example, based on your previous likes and dislikes it would say "You like Aventinus? You should try X. It can be purchased locally at these stores."  The locations would be based on your GPS, as well as what distributors and retail stores were paying for a subscription with our service. It would also notify the stores what beers people were looking for that they did not have in stock. If enough people were looking for beer X, it would recommend to the store that they start to stock it. Apparently there is already a patent on this type of thing, or another app in development that plans to do it, so we're unsure if we can / will go through with it at this point.


Pintley does this and even recommends free tastings near you for recommendations =)
 
2014-04-18 08:59:06 AM
I'm a simple man with simple tastes. I'm either drinking Bell's Oberon or Bell's Porter.
 
2014-04-18 09:02:13 AM
Uerige Alt
www.blog-ums-bier.de

mit und nett mettbroschen
 
2014-04-18 09:05:05 AM
Back in the day, I completed the beer tour at my favorite college bar.  42 taps and around 125 bottles.  I don't remember what most of them were.  I mean, how many different pale ales does a man need to drink?  Answer, one.  Summit Extra Pale Ale.
 
2014-04-18 09:05:45 AM
I was in London a few weeks ago.

After enjoying a pint of Spitfire, I decided to try one of their imports. I had one called Budweiser and it was amazing.
 
2014-04-18 09:07:02 AM
Happy Friday Farkers! Could someone back this up? I gotta recommendation for Konig Ludwig, which I can have my local supplier import from Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany, which is a nice favor but costly. Anyone else second the notion?

\back to your regularly scheduled beer snob thread
 
2014-04-18 09:09:27 AM
Had this http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/mikkeller -beer-geek-brunch-weasel/97034/ at mikeller bar in Copenhagen. Not my favorite ever but most unique for the list and Damn good if you like stouts on steroids
 
2014-04-18 09:13:18 AM

asciibaron: the app already exists, it's called "Notes"


The wife and I used Notes at a couple of festivals last year to jot down what we'd tried, then transferred the information to an Excel file. That got hella unwieldy, so we loaded Untappd and a couple other beer tracking apps.

When I plugged all the beers in, I started getting badges with stuff like "You had 5 beers before noon!" and "You had 12 beers in one day!" and "So hey there's a rehab place not far from you, we can call them if you like, help you set up an appointment" and "how are you possibly able to use this app right now? Seriously dude, life is worth living." People on Facebook were asking me if everything was OK and if I needed to find an AA chapter.
 
2014-04-18 09:14:34 AM

Krymson Tyde: Back in college I consumed many exotic brews including Meister Bräu, Drummond Brothers, Schaefer, King Cobra, and Old Milwaukee too name just a few. However, I wouldn't recommend these as they require a particularly refined palate.


You might be younger than I.  In my day, we also had the joys of Drewery's, Stroh's, and Hamm's.  For a really special treat, we might splurge and pick up a six of Old Frothingslosh; the pale, stale ale with the foam on the bottom.  That was not always available, however.  There was also, for a while in the 70s, generic beer.  Honestly.  It came in a plain white can with the word BEER in black, block letters.  Being the beer snobs we were, we never stooped to that level.  One must have standards, after all.

One thing those days taught me was to be ever grateful for the abundance and quality of craft beer available today.
 
2014-04-18 09:15:38 AM

WinoRhino: Capo Del Bandito: "If you liked Franziskaner, you should try X" that sorta thing.

A friend and I are seriously looking into developing an app to do just this. He is a huge wine fan, and I'm on the beer side. What we planned to do was an app that would know which store you were in (or close to) and make recommendations. For example, based on your previous likes and dislikes it would say "You like Aventinus? You should try X. It can be purchased locally at these stores."  The locations would be based on your GPS, as well as what distributors and retail stores were paying for a subscription with our service. It would also notify the stores what beers people were looking for that they did not have in stock. If enough people were looking for beer X, it would recommend to the store that they start to stock it. Apparently there is already a patent on this type of thing, or another app in development that plans to do it, so we're unsure if we can / will go through with it at this point.


shutupandtakemymoney.jpeg

...and now I want more Aventinus...but they don't sell it in six packs...Thanks for the reminder! Jerk!

/I keed
//seriously, get on that app
 
2014-04-18 09:24:47 AM

robodog: Pintley does this and even recommends free tastings near you for recommendations =)


....aaaaaaaaand scrapped.  Time for another idea. :)

Krymson Tyde: Did you ever go that route?


Well, there were those times when I'd have a fine young thang comin' by the dorm room to "study". For those occasions I would try to make time with the vine. Boone's "Apple Wine Product" was always good choice because of the variety of flavors. But honestly, just keeping a jug of "Carlo Rossi" on hand was the play. That guy on the label grinning like a madman and holding a bunch of grapes was my wing man on many nights.
 
2014-04-18 09:26:37 AM
This requires an iPhone. No thanks.
If they port this to Android, again, it requires a droid phone. Again, no thanks.

How about just a gawddammed website? Or is that not cool enough?

Efes.
 
2014-04-18 09:29:32 AM

Capo Del Bandito: ...and now I want more Aventinus


Ever have their Eisbock?
 
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