Update on Wednesday September 9: 09/09/09 is the official launch date of the TapHunter.com iPhone app! Approved today. Come download it for free: http://bit.ly/INpCL

Well almost. I am very excited to share with all you beer advocates, tonight I had the pleasure of witnessing the beta version of Tap Hunter iPhone app. For those of you not in the know, Tap Hunter is a new online service that allows you to search for your favorite craft beer on tap at breweries, beer pub, local bars etc!

Although the service has been only available in metro San Diego during beta testing, Tap Hunter is gearing up for their multi-market debut at the Great American Beer Festival next month. Chief Tap Hunter Jeff has been working relentlessly with help of Chris, an experienced iPhone app developer to make the already cool service accessible from mobile device so that devoted beer lovers can catch their favorite brew while it's fresh on tap! Jeff and Chris invited us to take the app on a spin so we joined for couple beers at O'Brien's Pub in San Diego.

I can't share the full details yet as it is not ready for full release but I was lucky enough to get the beta version set up on my phone. So with no further due, I give you screen shots of the Tap Hunter iPhone App!

Find Breweries Near You

Find Beer on Tap

Shake that Tap!

My favorite mobile feature is the the Tap Hunter's Pick. Belly up at the bar, shake your iPhone and Tap Hunter will help you with a beer recommendation for you to enjoy! Nifty feature if you are feeling bit adventurous or simply want to try a different brew but you don't know where to start.

To be honest, the beta version seems to be working just fine (magical if you ask me) but Jeff and Chris have few more things brewing to enhance the productivity of the application. I can't wait for all of you to be able to have the power of Tap Hunter in the convenience of your pocket!

If you've got an iPhone, make sure you keep your eye out for Tap Hunter.

Tap Hunter will be making it's big multi-market debut Great American Beer Festival September 24-26, 2009, so make sure to ask your local beer bars and spread the word!

Thanks Jeff and Chris!

Update - Alright everyone, give @cschulte22 a hand, he submitted the @taphunter iphone application to Apple for approval on Aug 26th!!!!

Update - 09/09/09 is the official launch date of the TapHunter.com iPhone app! Approved today. Come download it for free: http://bit.ly/INpCL

12 Responses to “You like Craft Beer? There is an app for that.”

  1. FlashNo Gravatar Says:

    Nice review! It was our pleasure to give one of our biggest fans a sneak peak at the iphone goodness!

  2. Kyle EmerickNo Gravatar Says:

    Looks pretty cool Fumi. When I get an iPhone I will be using it…

  3. Melani GordonNo Gravatar Says:

    You rock. Tap babe here. So glad you like the iPhone app!!!! Thanks a million for the kudos and all of your support. We’ll be having an official launch party very soon.

  4. dominoNo Gravatar Says:

    I was stoked to have a chance to try out this app yesterday. Pulling beer lists of the bars closest to my current location will be rad. I wish I could make it to the Great American Beer Festival but it’s too close to Burning Man for the budget this year.

  5. Uncle JimboNo Gravatar Says:

    Looks cool. I only have an iPod Touch, not an iPhone, however, and my wish for a lot of these apps is that they would store more info on the iPod so that I can use them even if I don’t have a WiFi connection. Will this app have any value when you are between internet connections?


  6. JasonNo Gravatar Says:


    What about having the option for a user to input what beers are on tap?

    Also I would love an option where we could take notes on different types of beers and see others notes… So I guess leave comments about the different beers.

    But awesome idea, and I will be using it this weekend.

  7. BrookNo Gravatar Says:

    Good stuff, Fumi. You should send these details to the National Beer Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/x-241-Beer-Examiner.

    Keep me posted on any interesting sustainable food tidbits. Check out my Examiner page for more details:

  8. TimNo Gravatar Says:

    Here’a another amazing app. It works with Rate Beer and has a GPS feature.

    There are over 92,200 beer scores and over 100,000 beers in total!!!

    Look up Beer Scores easily by typing in a beer or brewer name. Beer
    scores are based on a scale from 0 to 5. We’ve also included the
    Alcohol % By Volume for most beers. You can also see known beer
    locations on a Google Map* **

    Don’t have cell phone reception in a Bar or Pub? That’s no
    problem….. This application doesn’t rely on a data connection for
    beer scores. It’s built-in/offline database enables you to find
    scores for beers anywhere, anytime.*

    You can also save individual beers to your Favorites list. This list
    can be emailed to any email address that you specify. It uses the
    iPhone’s email application to send the list. This list also includes
    a link to ratebeer.com’s website, which includes more information
    about the beers.

    You can also create your own lists, such as:
    Beers to Try
    Beers you have Tried
    Beers I do not like
    Beer recommendation for Carl and Angela

    Future releases will allow you to update the offline database as well
    as find locations that serve the beer you have searched for.

    * Any links that provide additional information about a particular
    beer from http://www.ratebeer.com require data service. This can be provided
    by your carrier’s data plan or wifi.

  9. TimNo Gravatar Says:

    App is called Rate Beer Beer Scores.

  10. Jay JacksonNo Gravatar Says:

    Have you seen the Brewpot iphone app?

    It has a personalized suggestion engine and craft beer locator.

  11. KKNo Gravatar Says:

    Tap Hunter looks amazing! You should check out this list of iPhone beer apps http://frankenmuthbrewery.com/blog/brewery/iphone-beer-app-awards/ There are so many cool ones out there. I’m going to try using a few everyday until I find my favorite.

  12. Shenita FallsNo Gravatar Says:

    Love craft brewing. Always something new to try.

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