From music junkies to sports superfans, social networks exists for enthusiasts of all stripes, but what about the very thing they need to enhance their ravenous fandom: beer? Hook up with your favorite social lubricants, at Brewery Fans
From a crack team of web-developin' craft beer aficionados, Fans is a new e-place for small-batch-suds-ophiles and those who make said ambrosias, providing a community where everyday folks can not only learn more about craft beers, but also interact with the brands themselves ("Hey Red Dog, why're you so red?"). Tracking craft big guns (Magic Hat, Dogfish Head) and smaller operations (Mississippi's Sweet Magnolia, Oregon's Alameda) alike, the connecting begins by combing BF's catalog of 2000+ breweries, where each concern has a profile breaking down their beers (photos, taste profile, etc.), plus a user-generated map of local bars & restos that've been found to serve 'em -- if you can't find a particular nectar in your 'hood, sign up to receive an alert message when it finally comes to town, though if you're waiting on Tequiza you should probably check 1999. Burn! For those whose love of brew goes beyond just drinking it, each brewer's page is stocked with any avail YouTube vids/Flickr galleries/tweets referencing them, and has submission fields for both suggestions (marketing ideas, new flavors you want, etc.) and "Beer Memories", which Brew describes as a place to share your "fondest story" about their beer, though it can't be that fond if you actually remember it
If you're traveling/are locally stupid, they're planning to launch an iPhone app to keep you connected on the go, a good thing 'cause the Bernie Williams Experience just announced 10 new dates.