Beer-preneur cheers crowdfunding success

Beer-preneur cheers crowdfunding success

A Sheffield master brewer has secured £12,000 to launch a ‘Beer Finder’ app which allows users to find the perfect beer for any occasion.

Budding entrepreneur Alex Barlow secured the funding after launching a crowdfunding campaign via the Kickstarter website earlier this year.

The ALL BEER Finder App will compliment Barlow’s already successful website which is a database boasting the details of hundreds of beers from across the world.

Barlow said: “The new site and app will launch with many more beers, both old and new, and with really insightful ways to find them, it’s great to finally get started on the development.”

The app has also been backed by a number of top brewers including Molson-Coors & Sharp's, Charles Wells, Abbeydale, Acorn, Williams Bros and Sentinel among others.

Ed Hughes, Sharps Brewery's retail & hospitality manager, added: "As a beer sommelier, enthusiast, and professional in the brewing industry I feel that we are very lucky, as beer drinkers, to have so many beers we can try.

“But what's sometimes been missing in the industry is education. So Sharps are delighted to support the All Beer Finder App as it helps people discover new ales they will enjoy."

The new app will be available to backers in February 2016 and to the general public in late March.