There's a newer proposal gaining some amount of traction on our Area 51 site:
The focus is significantly different from this one, in that it is aimed more at beer enthusiasts whose primary interest is not in brewing their own; identifying, choosing, storing, and serving beer are highlighted as tasks where this site would find a ready audience, along with perhaps some questions on the history and memorabilia attached to brewing. In my opinion, it fills a gap between this site and Seasoned Advice...
That said, there is certain to be some amount of overlap. Homebrewers often fall into the same group of experts that one would hope would flock to such a site; indeed, it's not hard to find questions here (asked from the perspective of a brewer) whose answers would satisfy likely questions on such an "appreciation" site. Indeed, appreciation has been listed in the list of allowed topics here for quite some time - though obviously in practice this is still geared toward brewers.
- Would this be a site you'd be interested in participating on?
- Would it be appropriate to expand the scope of this site to cover the topics envisioned in that proposal?
- Would the existence of two separate beer-focused sites within Stack Exchange present a problem for the folks here?
For now, we're letting the proposal continue to collect commitments, as it isn't clearly subsumed by any existing site. However, I'm hoping to solicit the input of the good folks here before it reaches the threshold for launch.