Barly Makes Craft Beer Fun & Easy

Big craft beer menus got you confused? Fear not, Charles Barly is here to help. He finds and recommends beers for you based your personal PALATEand can even find the best drinking establishments near you!

Use SNAP to take a photo of a menu and get a recommendation. Additionally, you can SEARCH for specific beers and breweries. Finally, check out what's on tap NEARBY. Once you select a beer, you can save your own ratings and reviews, see detailed tasting notes about beers, sort by rating, alcohol percentage, or calories, and more.

Barly retrieves data from popular beer websites and displays ratings, reviews, and detailed information for novices and connoisseurs alike. No matter your taste, Barly is here to help you find beer you'll love.

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Barly Makes Craft Beer Fun & Easy

Big craft beer menus got you confused? Fear not, Charles Barly is here to help. He finds and recommends beers for you based your personal PALATEand can even find the best drinking establishments near you!

Use SNAP to take a photo of a menu and get a recommendation. Additionally, you can SEARCH for specific beers and breweries. Finally, check out what's on tap NEARBY. Once you select a beer, you can save your own ratings and reviews, see detailed tasting notes about beers, sort by rating, alcohol percentage, or calories, and more.

Barly retrieves data from popular beer websites and displays ratings, reviews, and detailed information for novices and connoisseurs alike. No matter your taste, Barly is here to help you find beer you'll love.

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How It Works

See what's on tap near you.

You can also take a photo of a menu or do a quick text search for beers or breweries.

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Set your Palate.

Pick flavors you like, no beer knowledge required. Barly will remember them for the future.

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Order beer you'll love.

Barly recommends beers by to how well they match your taste. Click the stars to save your own ratings.

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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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