A few months ago I told you that my writing was going to be featured in the first digital all-drinks magazine, Büze Magazine. The first issue is now available in the App Store and you can see my review of Toronto Beer Week events surrounded by some really impressive contributors.
I’m really proud to have my writing featured! I downloaded the magazine on my iPad and it is truly interactive; you can click on photos and articles to expand your selection and the images are so clear and crisp it’s hard to believe they are real. The navigation is really seamless and the layout incredibly intuitive.
What is a fully interactive digital magazine? Büze includes embedded videos, pull-up text boxes, popup sidebars, music and audio accompaniment to articles, photo galleries, slide shows, and hyperlinks to related content.
Büze focuses on the popularity of the craft beer, spirits, and foodie movements that all promote an “enhanced drinks lifestyle” and brings them to life on your tablet. Editorial coverage spans from the lighthearted event coverage, the hard work that goes in to the creation of some of our favourite drinks, and the meals and occasions where we enjoy the drinks.
The fully interactive publication allows the reader to be totally immersed in the content in an experience including both sight and sound that transcends the typical ink on paper experience.
An excerpt from my Büze Magazine debut:
“I was busy doing my liver stretches for Toronto Beer Week when I heard about Toronto Beer Quest. Not one to back down from a challenge, especially one involving beer, I rallied my Quest-worthy comrades and signed up. The Prohibition-themed Quest promised costumes, beer trivia, and…”
To read the rest of my review (and all of the other awesome booze-related articles) download Büze Magazine in the app store! There is also a free preview available for download if you want to get a feel for how crisp and interactive the magazine is.