The next time you stare at the sea of square icons littering your smartphone home screen, ask yourself “Where is the beer?”
Brew Guru, a new app by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) seeks to answer that question by providing a comprehensive resource for beer nerds.
The app is divided into four sections, beginning with the Dashboard. The dashboard pulls in a feed of the latest news from the American Homebrewers Association and organizes deals for members in your area. Those discounts come from breweries, home brew supply stores and pubs.
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The Collections tab is an area for home brewing recipes and resources from the American Homebrewers Association and also Zymurgy magazine. Looking for tips on your next Pale Ale concoction or a faster way to conduct a brew day? This is the place.
The Locator section leads you to nearby breweries, bars and home brew shops. In addition to showing retailers in a convenient geographical display, it also sorts them based on any deals that may be available to AHA members.
Finally, the Account tab is where you can manage app settings, renew your membership in the American Homebrewers Association or check out your digital membership card.
The download for the app itself is free from both the iOS App Store and Google Play. However, after a 14 day trial, access to all of the features requires a membership in the American Homebrewers Association. Joining the AHA also provides entry to exclusive events like the National Homebrew Competition and private Great American Beer Festival sessions, as well as pre-sales for major beer events like SAVOR. Membership also gets you member deals at 1,400 participating locations, pre-publication discounts on beer books, Zymurgy magazine in print and digital formats and much more.
Find out more about Brew Guru or other American Homebrewers Association benefits at HomebrewersAssociation.org.