Adrian Bridgwater: Cheers for connected beer, all hail to the Internet of Ale

Now that the Internet of Things (IoT) touches almost every industry, should we also be enjoying the Internet of Beer at the end of a hard-working, internet-connected day, asks Adrian Bridgwater?

After all, the industrial process improvements that the IoT delivers are already serving (no pun intended) the brewing industry – as seen, for example, at Great Lakes Brewing Company and Deschutes in the US.
This is an international trend, it seems, promising more IoT-driven change ahead. This month sees the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) staged at the  Olympia exhibition center in London, which showcases over 350 breweries offering close to 1,000 real ales and hard ciders (both apple and pear varieties).