Name a beer-tracking application/service/website
March 8, 2010 11:21 AM   Subscribe

A friend and I are trying to come up with a name for a mobile application/service/website that we've built and released under a very unimaginative name. You can track and rate beers that you've had, and there will soon be a central repository and recommended beers and interesting statistics (You've had eight IPAs this month!) But before we buy a domain, we want a memorable name.

We don't want the name to be too left-brainy (our current name is very descriptive, and we briefly considered an acronym). We like the style of obliquely-descriptive names; think Twitter and Flickr and Jalopnik and Fuelly. (Cute Web-2.0 misspellings and TLD tricks aren't necessary, but aren't ruled out, either.) A couple that we've considered, but discarded due to unavailability or the wrong general "feel":

• Caskus (caskus.*, cask.us)
• Ninkasi (The Sumerian goddess of beer; ninka.si)
• Barli or Barlie (bar.li or barl.ie)
• Firkin or Kilderkin (large units of volume)

I throw myself on the mercy of MetaFilter. Can you help us come up with something we won't regret in six months?
posted by Plutor to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (67 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
kegtappr.com
hoptrackr.com
brewtrackr.com
glassfillr.com
foamhq.com
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:27 AM on March 8, 2010


drinkr?
posted by veggieboy at 11:27 AM on March 8, 2010


Beerdom, the Kingdom of Beer.
posted by Ironmouth at 11:27 AM on March 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hoppr?
posted by dirtdirt at 11:29 AM on March 8, 2010


MoBeer?
posted by pkphy39 at 11:31 AM on March 8, 2010


mybeer
captracker
posted by craven_morhead at 11:31 AM on March 8, 2010


Good start. Just to head them off at the pass, I'd like to steer a little away from names that have the "-er" suffix. It feels kinda predictable. (I do like glassfiller, though.)
posted by Plutor at 11:32 AM on March 8, 2010


Quaffer?
posted by jaffacakerhubarb at 11:34 AM on March 8, 2010


TopHop.com
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:36 AM on March 8, 2010


Beergoggl

OMGbeer

L-snore
posted by bondcliff at 11:37 AM on March 8, 2010


Barkeep
posted by Babblesort at 11:41 AM on March 8, 2010


pintbypint.com is available

could double as a vampire support group
posted by 256 at 11:43 AM on March 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


Zymurgastic.com
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:44 AM on March 8, 2010


Zymoloco.com
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:45 AM on March 8, 2010


beerglut
posted by mikepop at 11:47 AM on March 8, 2010


Beer Advocate? Kidding. beer.me would be cool.
posted by fixedgear at 11:48 AM on March 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pissed List
posted by nomad at 11:49 AM on March 8, 2010


Stenograbeer
posted by nomad at 11:49 AM on March 8, 2010


I Know What You Did Last Night, Starring Brew Barrymore
posted by nomad at 11:51 AM on March 8, 2010


YeastBeast.com
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:52 AM on March 8, 2010


oops she was in scream
posted by nomad at 11:52 AM on March 8, 2010


fixedgear: "Beer Advocate? Kidding."

Site's mad slow, hard to use, no mobile support and none planned, more of a "community" focus than a "social" focus (i.e. not easy to see what your friends are drinking). But, yes, BA was a strong influence.
posted by Plutor at 11:52 AM on March 8, 2010


Beer.Me is LOVELY.

Some domain name suffixes and their beer-related addresses, by country:

Cook Islands- .ck = sixpa.ck
Slovakia - .sk = freshca.sk

and so on, along those lines. How hard is it to register a name in the cook islands?
posted by Pickman's Next Top Model at 11:56 AM on March 8, 2010


Russia - .ru = imdrunk.ru
posted by Pickman's Next Top Model at 11:56 AM on March 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


ChugMug.com
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:56 AM on March 8, 2010


Autobrewographer
posted by nomad at 11:57 AM on March 8, 2010


Just a few others that have come up in conversation:

• pintpoint
• pintillism
• pintpad
• taptally
posted by Plutor at 12:01 PM on March 8, 2010


barleypop
posted by wwartorff at 12:02 PM on March 8, 2010


Yeast Affection

okay, not really. But I had to share it.
posted by eggplantplacebo at 12:02 PM on March 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


First/Final/Rough Draft
posted by nomad at 12:02 PM on March 8, 2010


Unusable because of trademark issues, but even so: BeerGoogles.
posted by Pickman's Next Top Model at 12:06 PM on March 8, 2010


DontForgetTheBeer.com
posted by nomad at 12:07 PM on March 8, 2010


err.. RememberTheBeer.com
posted by nomad at 12:07 PM on March 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Notepint.com
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:08 PM on March 8, 2010


Yeast Ledger (too soon?)
posted by nomad at 12:09 PM on March 8, 2010


• beerd
• tapd
posted by not_on_display at 12:11 PM on March 8, 2010


Hopstyle Witness
posted by nomad at 12:16 PM on March 8, 2010


If this thing takes off you guys can have an IPA IPO!
posted by Pickman's Next Top Model at 12:23 PM on March 8, 2010


LiquidGold.com
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:24 PM on March 8, 2010


BeerOnTheWall (as in, 99 bottles of...)
posted by amtho at 12:31 PM on March 8, 2010


Quafft.* ?

bartab.com expired yesterday - does that mean it's available now?

10greenbottles.*
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 12:31 PM on March 8, 2010


hopjot.com
pilsnerer.com (or pilsnerest.com)
posted by adamrice at 12:35 PM on March 8, 2010


LagerLog.com
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:45 PM on March 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sudseeker/sudseekr
posted by DrDreidel at 12:48 PM on March 8, 2010


Brewview?
posted by davemack at 1:12 PM on March 8, 2010


remembeer.*
posted by knapah at 1:20 PM on March 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Freeasin
Mmmm.com
Findastein
Anybrew
Hopstopp
Dagantracker
Fermentor
posted by ericbop at 1:22 PM on March 8, 2010


Yeast Ledger (too soon?)

the minute it isn't too soon for that one, its too late.
posted by Ironmouth at 1:32 PM on March 8, 2010


ericbob: register in Myanmar and they can be mmm.mm!
posted by Pickman's Next Top Model at 1:42 PM on March 8, 2010


worthog
lauterfun
bunghole
mashholes
posted by paanta at 1:48 PM on March 8, 2010


how about idrankth.is, assuming Iceland lets you into their TLD.
posted by tommasz at 1:56 PM on March 8, 2010


BeerReview.com
idrinkudrink.com
thebeernetwork.net
ratethisbeer.com
trackmybeer.com

...this is fun!
p.s. if you pick mine, I would like a case of Sam Adams as payment :)
posted by MsKim at 2:28 PM on March 8, 2010


Growler
Growlr
Growly
Growl.us
posted by ocherdraco at 2:30 PM on March 8, 2010


Grow.ly, even.
posted by ocherdraco at 2:30 PM on March 8, 2010


Tappist.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:24 PM on March 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


LiquidRentals.com
posted by Napoleonic Terrier at 3:48 PM on March 8, 2010


I hate to bring the party down but most of these names suggested are not memorable and for some I can just imagine trying to tell someone "no, it's Barely with an 'ie'" or "it's Drinkr like Flikr. There's no 'e.' No, there's just an 'r' at the end no 'er.' Oh nevermind, I'll email you the link!"

All I am saying is that make sure the value of offline word-of-mouth isn't lost because a fraction of people won't remember how to spell your domain name when someone tells them about it.
posted by thorny at 3:53 PM on March 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I liked barkeep, above, but for some reason BeerBuddy occurred, then DrinkingBuddy. Those are not my usual kind of cute and seem kind of juvenile, but they just stuck in my head.
posted by dilettante at 4:14 PM on March 8, 2010


BrauBase.com
posted by white_devil at 4:21 PM on March 8, 2010


soused?
posted by nulledge at 4:59 PM on March 8, 2010


Remembeer
posted by nomad at 5:03 PM on March 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


Sixteen Ounces
posted by tomcooke at 1:59 AM on March 9, 2010


DataPint.com
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:12 AM on March 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


brewd
posted by not_on_display at 12:55 PM on March 9, 2010


Thank you everyone for the tons of great ideas. This was a little bit overwhelming. Over four or five rounds with some friends, we boiled this list down to nine top choices. We then did some searches and browsing and arguing and got to four finalists:

1) Quafft - In many of our analysis categories, this was the best. Less than 2 kiloGoogles. Twitter available. Dot-com available (not to mention pretty much every other domain TLD). But the word-of-mouth factor wasn't high. Concerns were raised about the Urban Dictionary entries. There was confusion with a couple friends with the word coif.
2) Pintbypint - Dot-com is available. Just under four kiloGoogles. Easy to communicate, and even translatable if there are i18n issues. Twitter isn't available, but pint_by_pint and pintxpint both are. The complete lack of punnery was the biggest concern here.
3) Pintillism - A big winner in the pun department, as well in the Google department. Less than a hectoGoogle! All the domains are available, as well as Twitter. But the esoteric reference means that word-of-mouth communication would be pretty damn hard. We were trying to steer away from
4) Remembeer - Not a lot of Google hits, but more than any of the other finalists (but a lot less than several of the semi-finalists). High scores on communicability as well as memorability. Definitely a great pun, since it does a really great job evoking what the app/site/service does. Dot-com is parked, but a lot of the other TLDs are available. Twitter is a never-used inactive user. There's an Urban Dictionary entry, but it's not really that bad.

(The other semi-finalists were barkeep, finaldraft, idrankth.is, growly, and 16ounces).

In the end, we went with Remembeer. Knapah, let me know if you're ever in Boston, and I'll buy you a round or three. The downsides were small, and the evocative-ness was just too good to pass up. Feel free to use any of the other ideas for your competing app/site/service.
posted by Plutor at 12:16 PM on March 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Woo!

I'll certainly get in touch if I'm in the area. Likewise, if you're ever in County Down, Ireland then get in touch for a tour of a few good pubs!
posted by knapah at 2:07 PM on March 10, 2010


Update: We finally released Remembeer 1.0 last week. It's really only of use to people with Android phones right now, but we're planning a mobile site and some really swell features.
posted by Plutor at 12:55 PM on April 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


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