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October 11, 2011

Beer Diary:

BeerFridge—The iPhone App

You can finally carry your entire craft beer collection in your pocket.
by Eddie Glick

I like my beer like my women: pale, strong, full-bodied, and extremely bitter.
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I’m so excited I just might pee myself.

No, I didn’t get lifetime supplies of Three Floyds Dark Lord and Founders Kentucky Breakfast. Instead, I’m excited to announce the availability of the BeerFridge iPhone app, named, shockingly, BeerFridge.

It’s not just an iPhone version of our already neat-o Beer Fridge feature—it’s actually a lot cooler. Not only can you track all the beers in your fridge—and in your cellar, your toilet tank, your cooler on the porch, your food fridge, your bar fridge …you get the idea: wherever you keep your kick-ass collection of craft beer—you can sort by style, brewery, beer name, location, rating, ABV, even IBUs, for all you hopheads out there. Plus, there’s a lightning-fast search feature—it can be hard to find that one beer if you’ve got, like, a hundred different beers floating around your house.

But that’s not all! The only other reason—other than drinking them—to have all those great beers is to brag about them to your friends and enemies. BeerFridge has a built-in sharing feature that let’s you send your fridge through Twitter, email, and Facebook. That makes it a lot harder for people to punch you when you rub in their face the fact that you have a case of Surly Furious and all they have is blue smoothie.

But I haven’t gotten to the best part. So you’ve got all these great beers, right? How many times have you stood in front of your fridge, staring at that wonderful wall of brews, and completely dumbfounded as to how you’re going to decide which one to drink? It’s at least 3,983, isn’t it? Meanwhile, all that cold air is spilling out of your fridge, across the floor, and freezing out whoever is living in your basement. Well, BeerFridge can pick a beer for you! Just select the location where you’re looking, shake your iPhone, and WHAM! BeerFridge does all the heavy lifting (except the actual lifting of the beer bottle/can/keg) for you.

We partnered with Gossamer Machine Technologies to get this thing built, and we think it’s fucking awesome. We need to charge a measly ninety-nine cents to help pay for the development costs, but you’re a high roller, you can afford it (even if you still haven’t bought any t-shirts, you cheap bastard). So check it out and see if it’s you’re cup of tea. Or beer.



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