Trending: NASA says much-anticipated meteor outburst could be a bust for the West Coast

In the Pacific Northwest, breweries are about as common as the rain. Yet for some dubious reason, GQ left out both Portland and Seattle in its list of the five best beer cities in the country.

Perhaps the GQers had a bit too much to drink while ranking the cities. Yelp lists 43 breweries near downtown Seattle, while has nearly 35 in the Portland area.

If that wasn’t enough brewery-related proof, there’s even a new beer discovery platform developed in Portland that just launched today. (You were probably just now wondering why we were writing so much about beer).

Taplister helps beer drinkers find craft beers for free and allows bars and breweries to update and promote their beer list. The company, founded in 2009, has been active for three years now and decided to do a little revamping. They’ve re-launched the iPhone app, done away with Android for now and also partnered with Foursquare.

“With the Brewers Association (BA) reporting that the number of U.S. breweries just hit a 125-year-high, it is evident that craft beer is more popular than ever,” said Kerry Finsand, CEO and founder of Taplister. “With so many choices, beer drinkers are demanding an easy way to find their favorite beer on tap near them and the new Taplister delivers. There’s no more calling bars for what they have on tap, and no more constant updating of menus for bars and brewpubs with Taplister.”

Taplister, which is available nationwide, now offers a Digital Beer Board (shown above) that shows customers what’s available at the bar, with extra information like alcohol content, bitterness, price, size and beer ratings made possible through a partnership with RateBeer. Bars can update what’s on tap from the web, with options to spread the word on social media and through Taplister’s iPhone app.

I had to chuckle at the company’s three cleverly-named pricing sets: six pack, case and keg. Cheers to that.

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to GeekWire's free newsletters to catch every headline


Job Listings on GeekWork

Find more jobs on GeekWork. Employers, post a job here.