Wednesday, February 3, 2010

How to Enjoy San Francisco Beer Week

My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco,
Your golden sun will shine for me!

I bet Tony Bennett didn't have a beer tap spouting a golden-hued brew in mind when he wrote those lyrics.

But apt they are as the 2nd annual SF Beer Week kicks off in San Francisco this Friday February 5.

The San Francisco Beer Week iphone app from BlueHaze Inc. caught my eye as this is a nice manifestation of what's possible in mobile computing for events like this.

This app lets you know the schedule of events all through the week and when and where each event is to take place. Further, you can share photos snapped at event locations with other users. Of course there's a twitter stream available inside the app as well (sfbeerweek)

NYC and Philly Beer Week: Are you checking this out? And while you're at it, improve on this: Add real-time taplists, a way to see how crowded the venues are, and where a certain beer can be had. Or: take what NYC Craft Beer Week had in their pamphlet and translate it to an iphone app and go from there.

I may just hope on a plane this weekend...

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