Since launch, a bit of color and flair has been noticeably lacking from CellarHQ. This week we aim to change that with the ability to share your own Brewery and Beer photos.

Add Photo

Click the Add Photo button to upload your photo.

Choose your file and add a Description.

Once uploaded your photo and description is shown and attributed to you.

Click the photo and see a full-size version.

Note: You must be signed in to upload photos and your files must be no larger than 5 megabytes.

Coming Soon

A lot of work went into supporting photo uploads on CellarHQ. For now, only Brewery and Beer photos are supported, but these changes set the stage for Profile and Cellar photos in the future. We’ll also be adding support for multiple photos per Brewery, Beer, etc.

Inspiration

Inspiration for this new version came from a 2009 Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale from the cellar.

Your Feedback

As always, if you have feedback, suggestions, questions, etc. please contact me on Twitter @cellarhq, email cameron@cellarhq.com, or via the Feedback links at the bottom of every page on www.cellarhq.com.

With the third release of CellarHQ, there are a few notable front-end changes and many back-end changes. The front-end changes bring a Notes field for your cellard beers, a Cellars directory similar to the Breweries and Beers directories already on the site, and a Cellar Updates listing on the home page. Read on for more details on each of these.

Cellar Directory

CellarHQ has had directory of Breweries and Beers since launch, but in this new release, we now have a directory of Cellars as well. This lists all public cellars and lets you search by screen name. Each cellar is listed with it’s current Total Beers, Unique Beers, and Breweries count.

This is the start of many more changes in the works to faciliate cellar sharing and trading. Stay tuned for more…

Updates

The most recent cellar additions are now shown on the CellarHQ home page in a scrolling ticker. See what your fellow CellarHQ users have picked up lately.

Notes Field

You can now add Notes to your cellared beers. Your Notes could be where you bought the beer, when you plan on drinking it, the batch number, etc. It’s up to you how you want to use this field.

Notes are indicated by a small orange “chip” on the Bottle Date table cell in your listing and displayed when you mouse over the cell.

Notes can be entered when first adding a beer or when updating an entry. Notes are also displayed on your public cellar page.

Other Minor Changes

  • You must now be signed in to add a new brewery or beer.
  • Settings and Your Cellar links have been re-ordered in the navigation bar.
  • Form validation has been added and fixed in some places.

From the Cellar

To celebrate the release, I pulled a Bohr from Cigar City Brewing from the cellar.

Thanks for everyone’s continued support!

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.