Organizing your beer cellar is an aspect of the beer collecting/cellaring world that can be done many different ways, but here are my thoughts. Tracking your beer can be a bit tedious, but knowing what you have at all times comes in handy when you’re making a trade and can’t recall the 300+ bottles of beer in your cellar. Many people use a simple spreadsheet, and that works just fine. However, here are a few options that allow you to do just a little bit more.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t biased towards this website. I use it and I really enjoy it. CellarHQ is a pretty straight forward website that allows you to track your cellar, trade beer, put notifications on when to open beers (primarily IPA’s), create beers that aren’t in the system, and much more. What I like most is that you can create a permalink to your cellar and send it to whoever you want. This is nice when you’re at a roadblock with a trader and it’s easier to just send them a link to your cellar and have them pick out a few things they’re interested in.
The Beer Cellar
I’ve had a few guys send me links to their cellar they track on The Beer Cellar and it’s a really nice format. It’s almost identical to CellarHQ. You create an account, upload all of your beer, and signify which beers are up for trade. A nice plus to this website is that their mobile version is a little bit nicer than CellarHQ. There are tons of others out there, but these are the two most popular ones I’ve seen used.
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