Pin It
Favorite

A New Tracking System for Beer Lovers 

Side Dishes

Once upon a time, Burlington’s ONE Pepper Grill had 187 bottles on its beer list. “It was a real headache” to manage, jokes ONE Pepper’s co-owner, Toby Dion.

As Dion began thinking of a way to catalog his beers and display them to customers, a bigger idea blossomed. Two years later, he and a partner, Shawn Railey, have built a website that enables bars to publicize what’s on tap and what soon will be. It also helps drinkers find the brew they hope to sip that night — whether it be Founders Brewing KBS or Blue Point Brewing Toxic Sludge Black IPA.

The website, WhatIsPouring.com, has about 50 beta users so far and features offerings from 20 Burlington bars, including Three Needs and Bluebird Tavern. When it launches officially later this week, registered users will be able to enter their zip code or beer of choice and curate their evening.

“It’s neat watching people get excited about this project that’s been in my head for two years,” says Dion, who has been signing up users via his website. He says the functionality of WhatIsPouring.com will increase in phases, until he and Railey release an app version next summer.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It
Favorite

More by Corin Hirsch

About The Author

Corin Hirsch

Corin Hirsch

Bio:
Food writer Corin Hirsch joined the Seven Days staff in 2011. She is the author of Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England, published by History Press in 2014.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

foodie poll

What's your favorite summer vegetable?

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplants
  • Peas
  • Something else! I'll comment below.

View Results

Latest in Food News

Recent Comments

Social Club

Like Seven Days contests and events? Join the club!

See an example of this newsletter...

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
e-newsletters:

All content © 2016 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So Champlain St Ste 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation