Friday, December 21, 2007

Now This Could Be Handy

Somehow, my friends never seem to have too much trouble sniffing out where to find good beer when they travel, but maybe the rest of you aren't raging drunks who have beer-sensing radar like they do. So here's something to help you track down where to drink after your plane touches down: The Beer Mapping Project. I just discovered it about five minutes ago, so I haven't really had a chance to test it out yet (and I really need to get to work), but I'll give it a spin soon. Unfortunately, they don't have a Kansas City map, which is where I'll be spending the holidays. Maybe all you KC beer bloggers could get to work creating one?

The Austin map, which I took a quick glance at, seems pretty well taken care of, but Jeffrey, I noticed the Fredericksburg Brewery isn't on there.


Jeff said...

we started on a map but got bored and haven't added much lately. it's still pretty relevant though.

Humulone Red said...

It's a pretty cool tool for finding beer. When they started a few years ago it only have a few cities. They have expanded quite a bit now. I'm sure they will have a Kansas City map by itself someday. Go to the US Brewery Maps >North Central Region > Zoom in on the KC area to get a decent beer map for KC.
Have fun.

Lee said...

Jeff, nice job on that map, but I hope you'll keep adding. I notice you have almost nothing for North KC, which is where I spend a lot of time when I visit there twice a year. Zona Rosa has a couple of decent places: Granity City Brewpub and some Irish-themed place the name of which I can't remember. Plus a Paddy O'Quigly's (I think) in a strip mall in Parkville, which isn't much on atmosphere but has a good beer selection.

a beer sort of girl said...

Hey! Another beer blogger is coming to town! Dammit. Too bad I am going to Mexico. Sigh.

I am still down for a meet, and I stay up LATE, so I'd be ok with that.

Lee said...

Wait, did you really just say "too bad I am going to Mexico"? Yeah, that's gonna suck to leave KC in the winter and head down to those horrible 80-degree days in Mexico.

But yes, let's definitely try to work out a meeting.

Jeffrey said...

I found it on the maps.

Ben, aka BadBen said...

I hope you had a good time in KC.

Happy trails,
Bad Ben