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Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 - Nibbles | Food & drink

Mapping out your next round of beer

PubQuest helps folks find breweries and bars

By Alex Zaragoza
beerpub Map of San Diego breweries from PubQuest
There are a few things that have become a central part of San Diego’s identity, like sunny weather, references to whale’s vaginas, Comic-Con and, of course, craft beer. San Diegans love their craft beer.

One of those people is Julie Wartell, who used her mapping skills (she's a crime analyst whose work has included mapping out where sex offenders can and can't live in San Diego County) to create PubQuest, a website and app that shows the location of more than 3,300 breweries, brew houses and craft-beer-serving pubs in the U.S. and Canada.

Wartell says she felt Google didn’t provide accurate information when it came to brewery and brewhouse locations, so it seemed natural to just do it herself.

“I travel a lot,” she says. “Years ago when we first thought of it, there were only a couple websites you can search for breweries. They would just give you a list of breweries in San Diego, for instance, but you wouldn't know Escondido is right there."

As an added function of PubQuest, you can enlist Wartell and her team to map out all the breweries along your road-trip route; they created a custom map for a man who was running across the country so he could enjoy a frosty craft brewski at each of his planned stops.

“It's the combination of traveling or visiting places and not only enjoying beer but also finding local independent places,” Wartell says. “A lot of people want to find a local beer brewery because they want to know where the beer is made. A number of people travel just to go visit breweries.”

While the app and use of the website is free, PubQuest members get added functions and discounts at local breweries.
 
 
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