The best and brightest apps for craft beer lovers.
Food Loves Beer Editors
5 PRETTY SMART BEER APPS
Calling all craft beer lovers: How do you track, rate, and share your favorite brews? Or discover new breweries and sellers of craft beer? Well, there’s a craft beer app for that, so the solution can be found in the palm of your hand—your smartphone. These days, beer apps are all the rage, but we've found six that might just be more than worth the time it takes to download them. Best of all, they're all priced just right.
1. CRAFT CHECK ($0.99)
To be or not to be (craft beer), is the question this new thought-provoking app answers. With a simple scan of the barcode from a bottle, can, or packaging, you'll know if a beer is a genuine craft brew or just marketed as craft by a global brewing giant. Learn more »
2. UNTAPPED (Free)
The Foursquare of beer, this popular app taps into the social experience of beer drinking. Users can find “trending” beers, check-in to the most popular bars and breweries, as well as share their beer reviews and photos with a community of fellow beer lovers. Learn more »
3. TAPHUNTER (Free)
Need to find the closest bar or bottle shop that sells your favorite craft beer, stat? That’s where TapHunter comes in. With just a few clicks, you'll always know where your favorite craft beer is on tap or in bottles. You can earn points too! Learn more »
4. BEERGRAM (Free)
This free app lets you treat a friend to a beer from phone to phone. Whether it's to celebrate a special occasion, say "thanks," or just because ― because who wouldn't want to receive a BeerGram? As of now, it's available for iPhone only. Learn more »
5. PINTLEY (Free)
Called the "Pandora of Beer" by BeerAdvocate, this well-established app learns from your tastes, and then hooks you up with recommendations. Want to try some of those suggested beers? Pintley invites you to free beer tastings. Learn more »
Do you use apps to tap into the beers you love? What’s your favorite? Tell us below in comments.