CellarHQ is a website dedicated to helping beer enthusiasts track and share their beer cellar. Designed with sharing in mind, CellarHQ lets users track the beer sizes, quantities, bottle dates, and more all backed by a database of brewery and beer information with almost 15,000 entries. Deep Twitter integration lets users share their full cellar details or immediately tweet when they add a beer to their cellar. The 'Featured Cellar' on the CellarHQ home page showcases users' impressive cellars front and center for all visitors to see.
CellarHQ was born from the need to keep track of my ever-growing beer cellar. By day a software guy and by night an obsessed beer drinker, I found myself slowly accumulating more and more beer in my closet. Unfortunately, beers that shouldn't have been aged ended up lost in the mix, found months later and well beyond their ideal age. To help I created a spreadsheet but wanted to share details of my cellar with others and explore what others were keeping and aging. I looked for software to help, but didn't find anything so wrote one myself.
Since I'm a software guy, I'll mention a quick bit about the technology powering CellarHQ. The web platform behind CellarHQ is Grails, the database is SimpleDB, and the servers and hosting infrastructure is Amazon Web Services including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon Simple Storage Service. The look and feel of the site is provided by Bootstrap, from Twitter.
The initial content (the category, style, brewery and beer information) is from BreweryDB.com, whose initial data came from Open Beer Database. Certain icons on the site are from the Fugue Icons set from Yusuke Kamiyamane, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.