As a GeoGeek who’s also craft beer crazy this one is right up my alley – and likely yours too! The Denver Beer Co. is GPS tagging special cans of beer with secret locations for a beer photo challenge!
Some words from the event planners (http://www.wrsc.org/simcenter-vision)… We host PLAN SAN DIEGO which uses Geographic Information System to engage the Map making community in San Diego. We produce GIS Maps on ARCGIS Online. We Visualize data in our unique immersive visualization facility.
WE LOVE BEER!
Its that Simple….
To foster a local and global connection with the ESRI community we invite you to see our maps and drink our beer. $5 Gets you a sampling from San Diego’s Local Craft Beers [Read more…]
There’s no doubt that GeoGeeks like beer and the BeerGeek in me also digs maps so when you combine beer + maps you definitely have a winner – enter BreweryMap! This awesome service does a great job at mapping all the breweries in north America – and then some! Search an area and voila, using the Google maps API you are presented with all the hits as pins on a map. Click a pin to reveal the brewery logo, address, directions, and a link directly to their website. the site also provides routing capabilities so you can bplan a road trip or pub crawl – nice! Finally, what’s way cool about this service is the awesome built-in sharing capabilities so you can easily share your favorite finds via twitter or facebook. Brewery owners will also love the very simple embed code that is provided so they can easily embed a map to their location for all to see – nice touch! Well done to the developers here and kudos to them on also providing android and iOs apps as well (the HD app for iPad is sweeeet!) – Check it out at http://www.brewerymap.com – Cheers!
Developers, See also, BreweryDB, a fully moderated, open library of breweries and beers from all around the world, a great resource to power your beer apps!
Kudos to The New Yorker for recently looking at the rise of the craft beer industry. The craft beer (micro-brew) industry is soaring in popularity and stats now show that these tasty little breweries are really starting to tap into the lucrative beer market. Heck, as an example, Costco sales reveal that over 1/3 of their beer sales are micro brew products (heck at about $25 for a 2 dozen pack of Fate Tire cans no wonder!!) The New Yorker has complemented their coverage with the release of a cool, interactive craft beer map (based on 2012 data) so you can see where the growth has spread, which States are drinking up, where the new breweries are located, and see all the fine breweries on the map – great stuff!