1. What It's Like to Run Your Own Brewery [Link]

    February 04, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    I think there are some nice parallels between between opening a brewery and developing an app. There are clearly large differences. Brewers have infrastructure costs in the $100,000 range and working in a coffee shop will get you arrested.

    But this, from Andrew Nations, really caught my attention as ...

  2. Mastermind, Dark Penance and Recommendations [Link]

    January 22, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Who do you trust for recommendations about anything? Jeff and I talk about user ratings, recommendations and avoiding buyer's remorse. We also shared a bunch of our favorite beer-related podcasts, YouTube channels and blogs.

    We drank Mastermind by Fiddlehead Brewing and Dark Penance by Founders. It was a very ...

  3. Beer and Soup

    January 12, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This is what it's like to be a nerd. As a computer-geek, my friends tend to think I have a lot of "answers" about computers. In reality, I spend more time making up problems than I do solving them.

    For some unknown reason I decided I wanted to extract ...

  4. Tools for TapCellar Data Analysis

    November 29, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    With TapCellar, we were really focused on making the data portable but private. We also didn't just want the ability to backup and restore data. We wanted the backup to have its own value outside of the app. So, we backup everything in a single user accessible archive. The ...

  5. Brewery DB Search for Alfred

    November 20, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    It's a dumb trick but pretty handy. Here's an Alfred custom search for Brewery DB. Note that spaces need to be encoded as "+"


    And here's a query string for BeerAdvocate:


    Here ...

  6. Sorachi Ace and Collaboration [Link]

    November 19, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Episode 8 of Nerds on Draft brings the story of a terrific hoppy saison and digital collaboration tools. Jeff and I discuss a bunch of the tools that we liked for remote collaboration on TapCellar. Slack, Asana and Sorachi Ace go great together.

  7. Announcing TapCellar for iOS

    November 03, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |


    If you follow me on Twitter or Pinboard you may know that I'm a pretty big craft beer nerd. I have a rather large cellar of rare and varied beer and I love checking out what's evolving in the market. I found a kindred spirit in Jeff Hunsberger ...

  8. Craft Beer Market is Overcrowded [Link]

    August 06, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Related to the previous post, Joshua Bernstein writes about the increasingly crowded craft beer market:

    I’m onboard with America abandoning middle-of-the-road beer and exploring flavorful new directions. The highway, however, is getting mighty crowded. Hundreds of different beers debut weekly, creating a scrum of session IPAs, spiced witbiers, and ...

  9. Against Hoarding [Link]

    August 06, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From BeerGraphs:

    You are well within both your rights as a consumer and the bounds of propriety in keeping that cellar, friend. There are legitimate reasons to save a beer: to age it in the hopes of developing more nuance over time; to save it for a special occasion or ...

  10. Evolving Beer Styles [Link]

    April 24, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Beervana links to the latest GABF beer styles guide. The styles are only going to continue to get more complicated. I did find this bit interesting:

    Each style description is purposefully written independently of any reference to another beer style. Furthermore, as much as it is possible, beer character is ...