Coastr: the Social Guide to Beer

By the way, on a quick un-PHP related note, if you haven’t seen Coastr yet and are a beer fan, you should check it out. It’s actively in development, and it’s a pretty cool idea – social “beermarking”.

Coastr is an experiment in social networking for beer snobs (meant as a compliment, of course!). The basic idea is for you to create a list of your favorite beers, and to connect you with other people with similar tastes. And those connections will help you discover interesting new brews that you might have not known about before. “Social beermarking”, if you will.

I’ve been adding stuff like crazy and I mentioned it the other day over on for the simple, site-enhancing Ajax it incorporates. It’s built with Ruby on Rails, but there’s nothing there that couldn’t be done with PHP.

Coastr: the Social Guide to Beer

03.08.2006: Just a quick update…it seems that he’s added another new feature to the site – the “My Drinking Buddies” section on the “My Page” for each user. It connects users by the beers that they have in common (showing the people that you have the most in common with). Very cool 🙂 Keep up the great work Brian!


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