Most of us like beer; many of us even love it. However, few people are passionate enough to create a website dedicated to the foamy brew, much less one that is updated with a new beer every day. Daily Brewski is written by people with this passion, and it is designed well enough to make us all feel the love.
Website Reviewed: dailybrewski.com
The feeling of the website is masculine in earth tones with simple writing and little embellishment. A picture of a beer at the top and a few squares of advertising make up the only non-text details. The home page predictably has the beer of the day as well as archives and a short ‘About Us’ section. A navigation bar at the top of the page lets readers easily access the blog, links, and other pages.
This website works well because it uses some of the modern technologies available on the web. A link to Beer Map allows interested parties to quickly and easily find the beer that interests them. A brewery directory makes it easy to visit the featured breweries and sample a wider variety of their offerings. If you look at the top of the home page, it is easy to connect with the website in a variety of ways, including Facebook and Twitter. You can even suggest your favorite brew via an easy form.
Creativity: 3 stars. This is the one area where Daily Brewski falls short. While there are a few links to interesting websites such as Beer Map, the site itself offers little except a straightforward evaluation of beer. While this is all that they promise, we still just can’t give them creativity points. Sorry guys.
Ease of use: 5 stars. This website is incredibly easy to use, with all sections logically organized and placed under a header. Further, the tools are relevant and situated in relevant posts. Archives make it easy to find information about the beer of your choice or simply to see what the writer has written in the past.
Functionality: 5 stars. This website uses every function that is applicable, both on the site itself and on others. A blog, a Twitter feed, and a Facebook site make it easy to interact with the writer and the brand. Extras such as Beer Map make it easy for readers to use the information that they find here.
Content: 4 stars. The content is not always on the level of a professional writer, but it is grammatically correct and appropriate for the audience. In this case, less professional content may actually be appropriate for the less formal beer drinkers who likely frequent this website.
Appropriateness: 5 stars. Daily Brewski is appropriate for its genre and its group of readers. The colors and the content work well with the theme of the website.
Overall: 4.4 stars. Daily Brewski is a well developed website with a strong brand and a lot of room for growth. Beer drinkers are sure to find the information that they seek here, which means that the site will only grow in popularity.