A Beer Expert In Your Pocket

Big craft beer menus got you confused? Fear not, Charles Barly is here to help! He learns your tastes to make personalized recommendations and can even find the best drinking establishments for you.

Set your Palate by picking few flavors you like. See what’s on tap Nearby, and get a recommendation for what to order!

Want to save your own ratings? Use the stars to rate a beer and visit My Beers to view all your past ratings. Click any beer to write a review, check into a venue, or read detailed tasting notes. You can even sort the menu by alcohol percentage, calories, and more.

Download Barly now and start drinking better beer today!

A Beer Expert In Your Pocket

Big craft beer menus got you confused? Fear not, Charles Barly is here to help! He learns your tastes to make personalized recommendations and can even find the best drinking establishments for you.

Set your Palate by picking few flavors you like. See what’s on tap Nearby, and get a recommendation for what to order!

Want to save your own ratings? Use the stars to rate a beer and visit My Beers to view all your past ratings. Click any beer to write a review, check into a venue, or read detailed tasting notes. You can even sort the menu by alcohol percentage, calories, and more.

Download Barly now and start drinking better beer today!

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How It Works

Set your Palate.

Pick a few flavors you like. No beer knowledge needed!

Barly's Palate screen

See what's on tap near you.

Click on a bar near you to see what’s available on tap.

Barly's Nearby screen

Order beer you'll love.

Barly will recommend the best beer for you with red stars. Click the stars to save your own ratings.

Barly's results screen

I Doppel-Bock Dare You...Not To Like This App! This app is soooo good, y'all. Expansive database, ease of use, clean and stylish interface. Even cloud saves your reviews. Soooo good.

-Charles Phillips, Android reviewer

Top 5 Beer Apps

-Iyaz Akhtar, CNET

Barly has the ability to function just the way I would want - both as a drinker, and a brewer. As a drinker, because it empowers me to find new beers which I am most likely to appreciate, regardless of other drinkers' particular stylistic or brand biases. As the owner of a new brewery Barly can only be good, because it will help people who might like my beer to find it based on their personal preferences. It will help them choose what they want, rather than merely what they've heard of or is most popular.

-Saul Alpert-Abrams, Solarc Brewing

Our Story

It happened one afternoon in San Diego. Bandmates Nick Norton and Craig Vermeyen were in town to play a show, and met their good friend Hunter Knight for a beer at Waypoint Public House. The menu was huge (and wonderful), but Craig was taking his sweet time googling every single beer on it that he hadn't tried before. Hunter and Nick were getting impatient (they had Port Brewery's Surf Check IPA on tap! What's to decide?), and one of them - we can't remember who - said "there should really be an app for this."

Everyone was quiet for a few seconds.

"So...we're gonna make an app now I guess?"

They enlisted Nick's roommate, Mike Weil, to help build it, and got to work almost immediately, teaching themselves quite a bit of coding in the process. In 2015 Top Banana Technologies was incorporated in California by the four friends, and Barly was launched to a small pool of testers. After some refinement we set Charles, your personal bartender, free, and he's now available on iOS and Android to help people everywhere drink better beer!

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