FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2012
Seattle, WA- Pickled Labs is pleased to announce the release of TAP38, a craft beer website highlighting tap houses, breweries, bars and restaurants serving draft beer in Ballard. The site includes information on dog friendly and kid free locations in the neighborhood, and has growler and keg availability.
TAP38 is a gift to the brewing community. Users can search for beers, breweries or tap locations. The site lists over 18,000 beers and 3000 breweries from around the world. The site is easy to navigate, so finding and updating your favorite beers and breweries easy. Breweries and venues can manage their tap list to notify patrons of what beers are available. TAP38’s custom search engine provides a comprehensive tool for beer and brewing research. This site is a complete package for beer enthusiasts everywhere.
The idea was crafted in Ballard during the winter storm of January 2012. Adam Saegebarth, software developer and founder of Pickled Labs, found himself in the mecca for tap beer in Seattle. The opening of many new venues including Urban Family Public House, Sexton, Bitterroot and several new breweries in the neighborhood inspired him to create an easy-to-use site for locating his favorite beers. After visiting several places during and after the snow, he started to develop the site.
“I really appreciate the restaurant and beer community in Ballard,” says Saegebarth. “I don’t want to live anywhere else.” As a resident of Ballard for the past year, Saegebarth enjoys the number of breweries and eateries in Seattle, especially in Ballard. “Ballard has over 70 tap locations and more are opening monthly. Technology can be used to create a better drinking experience. I’m happy to utilize my skills to help promote craft beer and great pubs.”
Saegebarth loves to drink craft beer, but he also views the site as a way to reduce the number of bottles being recycled. Currently beer is bottled to-go in 6 12oz or single 22oz bottles. There are a number of locations currently selling beer by the growler, a half-gallon glass bottle of beer, equal to around four pints per bottle. Most breweries don’t recycle bottles on-site. Growler’s are the answer, according to Saegebarth. “Growlers are a perfect way to minimize waste while enjoying beer outside of a bar. There are less bottles involved and you can refill them at most breweries in Seattle. I’ve even found a stainless steel growler that is very lightweight compared to glass growlers.”
Although the site currently covers Ballard locations, TAP38 can be used for tap list and venue listing management in any state. TAP38 is seeking out taps in Seattle neighborhoods daily, with plans to cover Denver, CO next. Meanwhile, Users can register for an account to edit content at www.TAP38.com. Pickled Labs is developing a mobile app version of TAP38, and will release new features on the site frequently. Questions or new location information can be sent to @TAP38Beer on Twitter or email email@example.com.