Livability first selected the best beer cities in America, then they picked the best beers in each city in order to create a list of 99 beers you need to try…
A little shout out to all of our colleagues, friends and others who are enjoying the Irish spirit today. Here’s a fun visualization sourced from my favorite local Craft Brewery (here on Vancouver Island) to enlighten you a little on our favorite Irish refreshment – enjoy!
Click to enlarge image – Happy Saint Patrick’s Day All – Cheers!
And if the poster isn’t enough, you can learn everything there is to know about Guinness in this fine documentary… its kinda long, you might need 2 beers to get through it!
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!
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!
Some super bowl mapping fun from Esri… Are you ready for the big game? In honor of Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2, we’ve created a pair of maps that provide different views into the NFL’s annual championship game. These maps are available for the media to embed or share as part of your Super Bowl and sports coverage. You can even view a map showing the areas of the country (USA) where beer spending for Super Bowl Sunday is most likely!
More brewery awesomeness, this time from deadspin – enter the big map of American Breweries – 2500 of them! From the source…
Continuing its excellent graphic beer coverage, Pop Chart Lab has put together a wall map of over 2,500 breweries across the United States. There are plenty of pockets of intense brewing activity—which are exactly where you’d expect them to be—but what’s more fascinating are the lone outposts of production: Big Bend in southwestern Texas, Souris River in northern North Dakota, Ruby Mountain in northeastern Nevada. Anyone tried any of these?
The actual print is five feet wide, so if you actually want to see the names and locations of the breweries you can click here to view a much larger version
Yes indeed, just like any good GeoGeek I’m a HUGE beer fan (and lover of craft beer). And so it really shouldn’t be any huge surprise that perhaps THE most active discussion and picture hitting Twitter today from #DevSummit in Palm Springs is Esri Developer Evangelist Allan Lafromboise (@Al_Lafromboise) sporting a fashionable APIs and APIs T-shirt on stage! You marketing gurus and developers take note… if you want to generate buzz make maps and apps about beer and be sure to wear your passion also! Great stuff via #DevSummit… (Source)
There’s no doubt that the Colorado Front Range is a haven for beer lovers and most of us GeoGeeks know that the area is also a hotbed of geospatial activity and geo professionals. It should come as no surprise then that the area’s beer community should embrace geotechnology and spatial thinking to help promote the industry! Enter this week’s Brewstyle Scavenger Hunt! Yes indeed, the public (over 21 yrs old) is invited to take part in a fun scavenger hunt on Aug 18 around Fort Collins CO., designed to introduce you to some awesome craft beer and also give you a chance to score some Beer Bucks and swag! Fun stuff for the folks in Fort Collins… can you see why I miss that area so much?? Cheers! See details at http://www.scavengerhuntbrewstyle.com
While posting details about pub crawling in the Gaslamp for the #ESRIUC I heard from the developer of PubQuest, an interesting mashup that enables you to map pubs… nice! The app uses Google maps API to reveal locations of pubs and brew pubs.. A quick search of the Gaslamp in San Diego reveals details of the Rock Bottom Brewery and San Diego Beer company… nice app!