Thursday, September 22, 2016

Beer Adventures for the Vagabonds: How to Make a Map

Traveling has been a hobby and a passion of mine for many years. Much of my free time and cash have gone to exploring 49 States and 9 Countries. I have made quite the habit of documenting my travels from Xanga, Myspace, Blogger, and now Facebook. I make an effort to stop at every brewery in my path when I am traveling. As I made stops, I wrote them down and pinned them on my “Brewery map” on my wall. Recently this year I discovered a new way to remember, and share, my brewery adventures. I ran across a blog post by the “Roaming Pint” explaining how to create a map digitally using google maps. To my surprise, after creating the map I realized I have been to over 100 breweries. This is a link to my map; you can also go to our webpage, “Beer Adventures” and see a few of our brewery maps.

How to Make a Map

  • Go to
  • Log in to your account
  • Click on “Menu” in the top left corner of the screen
  • Click on “Your Places”

-Click on “Maps” then at the bottom of the screen click on “Create Map”

-Click on “Untitled Map” to changed the name 0f your brewery 
  • Left
  • Center
  • Right

Now you’re ready to Add Breweries! In the search bar enter a brewery’s name and click on it! Have Fun!

  • Left
  • Center
  • Right
  • A smaller screen with the brewery profile will come up.
  • Click “Add to Map” to add it to the list and you will see them on the left hand side of your screen.
  • A few other features are fun to play with: You can change the icon from a pin, to a pint, or even a number.

Now you have officially started your own Brewery Map to share with your friends! You can easily repost it to Facebook, or send it to your friends and they can share the fun with you!
Create your own beer map and repost below in the comment section of the link. Let the fun begin! Cheers friends.

The Happy Chappy (Jeff)

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing" - Socrates