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We deliver good vibes.

Yes, our friendly team serves up the best beer festival app in the market, a data-driven way to understand the taste profiles of customers in taprooms, and a patented electronic serving system, but the crafted dedication our customers FEEL, is what makes FliteBrite remarkable.

Your team will be delighted in the time you save, new profit channels unlocked, and savvy support delivered to those you seek to serve. The peace of mind that comes with collaborating with our fun, creative, and experienced team makes a partnership with FliteBrite a key ingredient that ignites more freedom of expression for professionals thirsty for what’s next. Let’s chat.

The inaugural TAP 2022 Brewfest celebrated innovation as 44 Minnesota breweries poured close to 200 different craft beers and hard seltzers.

Hosted in Shakopee, this community-driven event started something special. 750+ thirsty attendees enjoyed perfect weather and this well organized beer festival. Everyone had fun and as you can see in our festival summary, attendees used the TAP 2022 app to track more than a few favorites in our beer festival app. As a tasty bonus, Otso Cycles gave away a sick gravel bike to our Best of Fest winners, Kinney Creek Brewery from Rochester! Special thanks to the City of Shakopee and all our new friends brewing innovation throughout Minnesota. Cheers to our latest Best of Fest winner, enjoy #TAP2022 highlights below, and we’ll see everyone back in Minnesota soon!

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There’s something fresh about releasing new #brewtech at the industry’s largest annual pilgrimage, the Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference.

It feels like a lifetime ago, but CBC is where our team first revealed our patented electronic serving system at #CBC16 in Philly. We then returned to formally welcome the world to #SmartFlights at #CBC17 in Washington DC. It’s been awhile since we’ve released fresh tech, but we’re thrill to be at #CBC22 to introduce a new tool for the taproom.

TasteTracker™ is a fun, interactive, data-driven platform that allows thirsty customers to learn more about each beer on tap. As they rate and track their favorites, breweries and restaurants can make more informed decisions on what to brew in the future. Connected to our intuitive beer festival app that’s now being served at brewfests nationwide, this taproom tasting app is made to be fast and easy to update. The dashboard allows taproom managers to keep everything hoppin’ from any device, with real-time analytics built to boost the bottom line.

Ready to tap in? Let’s chat.

We’ve added a fresh feature to our beer festival app!

Sponsor spotlights allow event organizers to highlight partners who understand the value of endless eyeballs that our brewfest app attracts before, during, and after an event. This dynamic feature gives our clients full control of how many sponsors to showcase and where they land within the app. Knowing how valuable this placement is, we’ve literally given event organizers a fast way to cover the cost of our technology and we’re thrilled to see how progressive event organizers are using the sponsor spotlights to create all-new revenue channels!

Click over to the beer festival app page to see how this slick feature pairs with all the other things that make our dedicated beer festival app the most powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use solution for events of any size. When your team is ready to unlock what’s next for your brewfest, let’s chat.

350+ winter beers, ciders, and spirits were celebrated at the 10th annual Coralville BrrrFest!

60 Iowa breweries, cideries, and distilleries poured their creative concoctions for over 2,000 thirsty attendees. Whether it’s feeling the VIP gold rims, smelling casks being tapped, seeing friends having fun together, or hearing the roar of broken glass, brewfests are back and we’ve got the best beer festival app that saves time while bringing everything together.

This was the third consecutive time our beer festival app brought #BrrrFest to life before, during, and after this Iowa beer festival. As you can see below, thousands of people plugged into the BrrrFest app and our exclusive tap handle trophy was earned by yet another new Best of Fest Award winner. Alright, enough chatter! Let’s get to some intoxicating event highlights.

 

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62 breweries, 307 craft beers, and 3,000+ beer lovers emerged from hibernation to enjoy the 2021 Iowa Craft Brew Festival.

We’ve been waiting a looong time for in-person beer festivals to return. This made the 2021 Iowa Craft Brew Festival special. Our beer festival app was in full effect (with a few new features!) and the Best of Fest Award was up for grabs. It was great to catch up with so many friends from all around Iowa, while making a bunch of new ones as well.

The Iowa Brewers Guild has traditionally hosted #ICBF in the heart of downtown Des Moines and while the urban vibe was always cool, this year’s shift to a more spacious, natural environment was well-received. The live music was fun too! Below is our festival summary and a few photos to highlight this triumphant return to brewfests.

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Persistence brews ideas into reality 🍻

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued US Patent 10,657,545 for FliteBrite’s innovative Electronic Serving System on May 19, 2020.

US Patent 10657545 - Electronic Serving System

As we celebrate this milestone moment, our team would like to thank everyone who has supported this crazy journey that started by not knowing which beer was which as our beer flights arrived. We’d like to extend a special shoutout to Tim Zarley and the legal team at Zarley Law. This Iowa law firm dedicated to intellectual property law believed in our team and the potential of our electronic serving system since the very beginning. Together, we’ve successfully navigated the complex process of protecting both our trademarks and this patented technology that has increased the stability and overall value of our company.

#SmartFlights ignite an interactive food and beverage tasting experience unlike any other. US Patent 10,657,545 is an achievement that represents how unique this Electronic Serving System truly is.

Please contact us if your team is interested in our electronic beer flight paddles or licensing our patented technology. Cheers to US Patent 10,657,545!

US Patent 10657545 - Electronic Serving System

US Patent 10657545 - Electronic Serving System

With social gatherings on pause, we’ve been talking about virtual beer festivals with a lot of event organizers. These online experiences can be a great way to support local craft breweries while keeping a tribe of beer lovers connected. Many aspects of a normal brewfest still exist within an online experience, so let’s look at what make these virtual beer festivals special and how you can host more great events.

This is the story of how we collaborated with the Iowa Brewers Guild to build our beer festival app. If you’re a brewfest organizer looking for a fresh way to save serious time while unlocking a more engaging beer festival experience, let’s chat!

#BrrrFest was a blast.

We returned to Coralville, Iowa for their 9th annual winter beer festival. Our beer festival app was back in action and easier to manage than ever. Event organizers spent no time herding tigers, yet 100% of the 61 vendors had their BrrFest beer lists looking sharp! This allowed 3,000+ attendees to rate any of the 300 craft beers being poured. In fact, before the doors even opened, 3,323 beers were added to wish lists, which continues to prove our platform builds hype, sells tickets and is appreciated by hop heads planning their own brewfest experience.

Once the doors opened, our team enjoyed sharing stories of our good friend Dan from Firetrucker and celebrating endless good beer with a community of beer lovers and the artists who brew them. Attendees rated more beers than last year’s event and after a tight race that saw beers going up and down the leaderboard, the Iowa Brewers Guild was proud to deliver our Best of Fest Award to Big Grove Brewery. Here’s the milestone moment and a few words from our winners on video, as well as, our full 2020 festival summary and highlight photos. Cheers!

BrrrFest 2020 - Beer Festival Summary

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