Beery social networks

I got an email notifying me of a new beer-related social networking site: the Kegerator Social Network. I haven’t checked it out yet but at first blush it looks fairly standard as far as the social networking scene goes: members, photo sharing, events, groups, etc.—everything we’ve come to expect thanks to the likes of MySpace and Facebook.

It got me to thinking of other existing beer social network sites out there, too, and right off the top of my head there are:

  • The Aleuminati – the best-organized one I’ve seen
  • BrewSocial – the site that’s building a database of people’s beer ratings and preferences, presumably so it can help you discover new beers you might like

At least, those are the two I’m familiar with (and have memberships with, somewhere). A quick search also reveals Coastr, which I’d heard about once but never really checked out.

Is there much of a need for such a niche social network site? I don’t know, but I’m curious as to what else might be out there, so consider this your chance to pimp your beer-themed social network site—let me know or leave a comment below.

2 Responses to Beery social networks

  1. garth says:

    you can make your own social network (as opposed to an asocial network?) at ning.com.

  2. Jon says:

    Yes, Aleuminati is a Ning site… I’ve looked around Ning for other "beer" networks but wasn’t too impressed with what I found. Aleuminati is the best represented of them, I think.