When Computer Geek Turns Beer Geek

It’s true. Computer savvies, tech nerds, whathaveyou-a distinct breed of these virtual worlders here amidst the Silicon Forest also appreciate delicious handcrafted brew. This is especially true of the dudes who started Taplister, a company billing itself as “Portland’s newest online craft beer resource.” Founder Kerry Finsand. Finsand, a native Oregonian and beer enthusiast has worked in various posts in advertising including work with Citysearch. He also was a contributor with Guest on Tap, a weekly column about craft beer in the Portland Tribune. Finsand, along with partners, Scott Wray, Ken Baer and Kevin Scaldeferri started Taplister to give Portlanders an up-to-the-minute list of what is pouring at beer geek havens around town. They have done so by “creating the first live beer search engine using the popular social network Twitter.” Beer enthusiasts can visit www.Taplister.com and search to see where their favorite beers are on tap. Mobile users can download the free iPhone app called Beer Signal or use the mobile version of Taplister.com to search for their favorite beers. In addition Taplister.com has installed Pubcams at East Burn and Saraveza that displays a live feed of their tap boards on Taplister.com.

According to a recent press release sent out by Finsand, Taplister will be throwing a launch party on Monday July 6th, 7pm at the East Burn (1800 East Burnside Portland, OR). East Burn will be offering $10 pitchers of beers and Taplister.com will be giving away craft beer swag as well as demoing their website and free iPhone app, Beer Signal. This will be an event that craft beer fans will not want to miss. As an added bonus, Hopworks Urban Brewery and Upright Brewing will be bringing special beers and the brewers themselves will be in attendance to talk about their beers.

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