"Millions of people buy beer every day, but most consumers don't realize that there is a date code, and in almost all instances the date codes are undecipherable," stated company President Roderick Fitzgerald.
CRIRS REI, LLC announces MiBeerAge 1.8 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch an update to their app that calculates the age in days, of any bottle or can of beer. In most cases, beer should be consumed within the first 120 to 180 days of bottling. Because beer manufacturers use coded bottled on dates, approximately 99% of the beer consuming public don't realize when they're consuming old or aged product.
The MiBeerAge app allows iPhone owners to select the brand of beer, enter the alphanumeric code printed on it, and then decode the exact number of days since the beer was canned or bottled. More than 65 different brands are included with regular, free updates. It also has a built-in link to the MiBeerAge.com website so users may contribute their particular brand of beer to the app's growing library.
Using the MiBeerAge application is simple, and the GUI is intuitive and easy to operate. On launch, the top half of the screen is taken up by the cylindrical iPhone odometer display listing more than 65 different brands. The user rotates the display until their choice shows through the translucent selection window, and then touches the "Select Your Beer" button beneath. This brings up the input screen, where the user enters the appropriate alphanumeric code located on the can, bottle, or packaging. An "Example" button is available to give a sample of the coding used for any particular brand.
In the case of "Corona Extra" the "Example" function advises, "On the bottom of the can, neck of the bottle, or the beer packaging there is a born on date code, e.g. JH12A088, AL02A097 or HB23B032 etc. The date information is a coded born on date. Enter the first four characters e.g. "JH12", "AL02" or "HB23" from your bottle, can, or package and we'll calculate the age from the day it was born, before a purchase is made. Enjoy your beer!" Hitting the Enter button after entering the code computes the exact age, in days, of any beer they may be planning to purchase or consume.
MiBeerAge for iOS Feature Highlights:
- Always purchase the freshest, best tasting beer using MiBeerAge
- Simple to use, the app includes more than 65 different brands of beer
- Version 1.8 adds 6 additional brands to the spinning wheel selector
- Add additional beers to the list using the in-app submission feature
- Includes sample codes for all beers listed
- Taste quality chart helps interpret results of determined age