I get SPAM emails and cold calls at work all the time and I really hate it. No, I don’t want toner or for you to be our company accountant; thank you for interrupting my day unnecessarily. As such, I was annoyed when the first piece of spam targeted at this blog made it through my filter. I wasn’t annoyed for long though, turns out I was actually interested in the unsolicited email I received. In response to Erik’s trip to Seattle, Julie Wartell let us know about PubQuest.com, a map based mashup of brewpubs and craft brewers in North America.
PubQuest’s locater is pretty cool. You zero in on an area of interest and are then shown where tasty beer can be found within the bounds of the map. I tested it out for Vancouver, Victoria, the Fraser Valley, and the Okanagan. I found the listings to be very complete, which earned them my trust. I’ve made my own Google Beer Maps in the past, so I would for sure use PubQuest as a starting point for any future beer based road trips. If you are looking for a brewpub or craft brewer in your neighbourhood or near a travel destination, check out PubQuest.com.