What's a FABTS?

The FABTS is a club of homebrewers, beer aficionados, and anyone with an appreciation for the quality and diversity of great beer! As such, we are dedicated to the responsible enjoyment of beer as a alcohol containing quality food product, made to be shared with other people and other foods. The club was founded in 1996 by Lyle C. Brown, National Beer Judge.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Google Maps + Beer = Greatest Site Ever!

If you are like me and the originator of beermapping.com and you like beer and maps, then you may have found the internet version of Beer-vana. beermapping.com is a project by someone who likes knowing exactly where he is and how far he needs to go for good beer.

The site lets you search by location for breweries and brewpubs. Fredericksburg's own brewery, Blue & Gray Brewing Company is represented. (Map)

It also has a great list of city specific maps that include Brewpubs, Breweries, Beer Bars, Beer Stores and Homebrew Stores. The map for Washington DC is great. (Map)

One of the coolest things about the site is if you want to plan a trip centered around a brewery/brewpub visit, it allows you to do a local search around the brewpub/brewery. Find the brewery that you would like to visit, center on it and zoom in fairly close. Now that you have the location centered, you can click the small “Google” icon on the bottom left of the map and it will transport you to a Google Local search page. Through this search feature, you can search for “hotels”, or “pizza” or pretty much anything in the area that you are looking at. Want to do an overnight brewery visit? This is how you can find somewhere to stay.

Check it out. travel to beermapping.com

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