While surfing around craftbeer.com the other day, I came across a post about a couple of new craft beer apps that have just hit the market: Brew Guru and DraughtLab. I immediately went to my Google Play Store (team Droid!) and downloaded both apps.
I have yet to open them yet as I want to be able to write a full review on both apps. These apps are completely different from each other and seem to be different from any other craft beer apps on the market.
I will test out both of these apps over the course of 4 weeks and will share my results with you!
P.s. both apps are completely free to download (DraughtLab is coming out with a "Pro" version that will cost you)
Please try them out for your own and let me know what you think of them!
But first let me give you a little introductory information about each app!
Brew Guru is an app developed by the American Homebrewers Association but it's not just for homebrewers. Brew Guru is an app that will help you find deals, "whether you’re thirsty, hungry or in need of supplies, Brew Guru’s locator will help you find nearby breweries, pubs, brewing supply stores and deals." The app also provides resources for homebrewers including recipes and advice
DraughtLab is a ground breaking app developed by Dr. Nicole Garneau, PhD, a geneticist at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Lindsay Barr, MS, New Belgium Brewing’s sensory specialist. DraughtLab is geared towards homebrewers and small commercial breweries that cannot afford sensory analysis testing of their beers. How it works: Prior to releasing a batch of beer to the public you add the beer's name and style to your app. You then can distribute a small number of beers to your selected taste-testers (who also have to download the app). The brewer sends them a link in the app to rate the beer on numerous criteria and the data is sent back to the brewer. This allows the brewer to get sensory data on the beer prior to a wide release! No one wants to release bad beer.