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Since May 2000, RateBeer has remained an active forum for beer lovers to come together and share opinions of beers, and beer retailers in a free environment. Established and maintained by dedicated volunteers, RateBeer has become the premier resource for consumer-driven beer ratings, features on beer culture and industry events, weekly beer-related editorials, and an internationally recognized, annual RateBeer Best competition. A vibrant community of hundreds of thousands of members from more than 100 countries have rated hundreds of thousands of different beers around the world. Our mission is to provide independent, unbiased, consumer-driven information about beer and breweries and to enhance the image and worldwide appreciation of beer.
Joe Tucker runs the site from Sonoma County, California. His professional calling has been the application of social science to building more user-focused Internet and software applications. He has worked on projects for CNET, CNET-International, Microsoft, T-Mobil (Germany), Hewlett Packard, Toyota, Intel, Sony-Europe and other companies around the globe.
RateBeer's true workhorses are the more than 120 worldwide volunteer administrators who keep our data quality the finest in the industry. All our compliments to their assiduous, important work.
RateBeer is an independent community of beer enthusiasts dedicated
to the pursuit and appreciation of good beer. Our mission is to continue to
serve the craft beer community as the premier resource for unbiased,
consumer-driven information about beer and breweries worldwide and to
enhance the image and worldwide appreciation of beer by:
- Providing a forum for beer enthusiasts to
share their opinions of the beers they are drinking, discuss beer
and brewing, and discover new beers and breweries;
- Encouraging our
members to support and promote their favorite brewers and retailers of craft beers;
- Conducting targeted
outreach to brewers, distributors, and retailers; and
- Conducting targeted
public relations efforts to enhance the image of the site and of the
beer industry. Our goal is to be an independent, self-sustaining organization. We will derive
our income from our memberships and other services and from non-restrictive contributions, grants, and fees.
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in our ratings and editorial content. We rely on revenue
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grants, and fees. The site is owned exclusively by Joe Tucker and managed
by him and volunteers. Revenue generated by the Web site is
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