Craft Beer has become very popular in Ireland in recent years with microbreweries and brewpubs popping up all over the country not to mention the ever growing list of pubs stocking the extensive and sometimes daunting list of beers.
BeoirFinder aims to make the finding and the drinking of said beers much easier. Developed by Beoir.org
who are “an independent group of consumers with a primary goal of supporting and raising awareness of Ireland’s native independent microbreweries”, it uses the extensive database of Beoir.org.
The App’s name comes from the Gaelic word for Beer. While a great choice of name for an Irish beer app it actually makes it difficult to locate in the app store and doesn’t appear for typical search terms you would use if searching for an app like this.
The interface is simple and to the point. It is broken down into four sections, Maps, Venues, Beers, and Events. The Map screen shows your location and icons for venues nearby. These can be filtered to narrow your viewing to pubs, breweries or even off licences.
The next tab is an extensive list of beers, a description of them, and the ability to rate and leave comments for each beer. A must have feature for the beer connoisseur.
Finally the Events section which as of writing is empty. A quick visit to the Beoir.org website shows upcoming events so hopefully this will be something that is fixed or updated in the next version.
Overall a really great app that will only improve with the planned updates and a must have for people new to the craft beer scene and those already enjoying it.
The app is free to download from the iTunes store and Google Play store.