The second minor release of CellarHQ brings a significant new feature and a few minor tweaks.

Email Authentication

At launch CellarHQ supported only Twitter authentication for accounts. To be honest, this was done as a shortcut to release the site, start getting users and feedback, and then add this feature soon after. To give some perspective, the time taken to add email authentication (signup, sign in, password reset, etc.) was about 10 times longer than implementing Twitter authentication. Anyway…

Email authentication is now available, allowing users to sign up and sign in to their CellarHQ account with their email address and password. This new feature also brings a comes a new Sign in screen.

And if you forget your password, we can send you an email with a link to reset it.

Style in Cellar Listing

Another popular, requested feature was to display the beer style in your cellar listing. This was initially left out in favor of a cleaner and slimmer interface. I’ve since figured out a way to add Style but not crowd the listing (in my opinion).

Cellar Sorting

You can now sort your cellar and other public cellars in your browser by cicking the table headings. The default sorting is by brewery then beer.

Add from Beer Pages

The most requested feature since launch was the ability to add beers to your cellar from the beer page. For example, if you’re reading about Overcast Espresso Stout from Oakshire Brewing Company’s and want to add it to your cellar, you can now do this directly from the beer’s info page.

Your Feedback

As I’ve mentioned before, your feedback is always appreciated. If you have ideas, complaints, or anything else you would like to share please contact me whichever way is most convenient: via Twitter (@cellarhq), email (cameron@cellarhq.com), or the feedback link at the bottom of every page on the site.

This release of CellarHQ was brought to you by a 2010 Dragon’s Milk from New Holland Brewing Company.

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