Beer Tracking Apps Untappd - Discover Beer vs Beer Citizen vs Beer - List, Ratings & Reviews ... and 9 more

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Beer is a pretty big deal for pretty much everyone, all over the world. There are brew competitions throughout the year, you can buy it practically anywhere, at any time (depending on your country and age), and it's a staple of many cultures and traditions. With such a vast variety of flavors and types of beer, it's no surprise that it's enjoyed by so many different people, from all walks of life. In fact, one-third of all alcoholic beverages consumed worldwide is beer.

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Technology has certainly improved how people drink, make, and talk about beer. Mobile apps, for example, are a great way to keep track of all your favorite beers and breweries and to share your experiences with your friends and family. If you're into homebrews or creating your own recipes, using a reliable mobile app to manage your processes and ingredients is very convenient.

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Below we discuss a variety of beer-related apps that can help users with everything from logging their preferred beers to studying for certifications or exams.

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Method 1: Untappd - Discover Beer

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Untappd is a social beer tracking app that allows users to discover and share new breweries, beers, and venues, directly from their mobile device.

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Not only can users follow their friends to see what their drinking, but badges can also be earned for trying out new styles of beer from different countries.

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    1. Quickly discover close by venues.
    2. Get notifications when your favorite places add new types of beer.
    3. Share your experiences and follow your friends.
    4. Explore new styles of beer from all over the world.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Untappd can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 2: Beer Citizen

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Beer Citizen is another social beer tracking app that utilizes the community's beer reviews and tastes to compile beer profiles.

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As more and more users review a particular beer, more review data is collected and applied to each beer's profile.

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    1. Beer profiles let users see what other community members think about a particular beer.
    2. Snap and upload photos of beer you drink and breweries you visit.
    3. Create a log of every beer you drink or brewery you visit.
    4. Share your activity or beer profiles via Facebook or Twitter.
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    1. Beer Citizen can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 3: Beer - List, Ratings & Reviews

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Beer by Metosphere is ideal for the beer lover that wants to track all the details about the different beer they taste.

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Never forget the name of that amazing tasting microbrew you tried while out with your work pals. Just log it with your phone right away, and you'll have it recorded for future access.

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    1. Keep a detailed journal of all the beer you taste.
    2. Check out other reviews left by community members and discover new beer.
    3. See your favorites and data on all the beer you drink/track.
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    1. Beer - List, Ratings & Reviews can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 4: BJCP Beer Style Reference

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BJCP Beer Style Reference is a mobile optimized version of the official Beer Judge Certification Program.

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Whether you need to prep for the BJCP exam, or just want to impress your friends with your extensive beer knowledge, the BJCP Beer Style Reference mobile app will take care of your needs.

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    1. Study for the Beer Judge Certification Program exam directly from your phone or tablet.
    2. Learn how to accurately judge a brew based on traditional and classic standards and guidelines.
    3. Home brewers can reference the style guide when critiquing their brews.
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    1. BJCP Beer Style Reference can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 5: BeerSmith 2 Mobile Homebrewing

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BeerSmith 2 Mobile Homebrewing is the perfect app for managing or tweaking homebrew recipes while on the go.

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The popular brewing desktop software syncs seamlessly with the mobile version, allowing users to work from any device or location, without ever losing any data.

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    1. Edit brew recipes including ingredients.
    2. Set alarms and notifications for various processes on brew days.
    3. Beer and style reference guide provided.
    4. Search through thousands of recipes on BeerSmithRecipes.com.
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    1. Android - $7.99
    2. iOS - $10.99
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    1. BeerSmith 2 Mobile Homebrewing can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 6: Next Glass - Drink Smart

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Next Glass by Kurt Taylor is an interesting app that analyzes the chemical structure of thousands of wines and beers.

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When users rate and evaluate various drinks they consume, the app assigns them scores based on certain palatable principles. The app can then suggest drinks to either try or avoid, based on your taste profile.

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    1. Quickly search for beer or wine by name, photo or barcode.
    2. Users receive a personal score for each type of drink they consume.
    3. Create a personal taste profile from everything you try.
    4. View nutritional data for drinks.
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    1. Next Glass - Drink Smart can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 7: Pub Buddy - beer counter

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Pub Buddy for Android is a simple mobile app that helps keep track of what you're consuming in both food and drink.

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If you're sharing the tab with a group of people, Pub Buddy can prove useful when the end of the night comes, and it's time to tally who drank and ate what.

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    1. Track how much you're spending on drinks and food.
    2. Count how many drinks you consume.
    3. Manage your most frequented pubs or restaurants.
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    1. Pub Buddy - beer counter can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 8: Beers

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Beers by Mariusz Hopa is a simple yet powerful beer tracking app that lets users create and log their collections of beer.

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Users can create a detailed journal of all the beer they try, including photographs, notes, and locations.

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    1. Add up to four images per beer added.
    2. Completely functional offline with no internet connection.
    3. Auto-backup with Dropbox and Google Drive.
    4. Get beer statistics on various styles, countries, tastes, etc.
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    1. Beers by can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 9: Beer

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Beer?! By REC is a no-nonsense, straight to the point messaging app for inviting your friends out for a beer.

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No joke, that's all this app does, you add a bunch of friends and send out a Beer?! invite.

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    1. Simple way to get a yes/no when you invite your friends for a beer, without having to hear excuses.
    2. Send time/location-based invites.
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    1. Beer!? can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 10: Barly - Beer Finder & Ratings

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Barly is a neat little mobile tool that helps break down complicated beer names and jargon, so users can be better informed on what to try.

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The Barly mobile app will recommend different beers based on your palette, ratings, and other members reviews, ensuring you're always trying the best tasting brews.

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    1. Take a picture of a menu and let Barly break it down and suggest the best-tasting beers based on your personal preferences and ratings.
    2. See which beers are on tap near your location.
    3. Search for beers by name or brewery online or offline.
    4. Sort beer by calories, alcohol percentage, rating and more.
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    1. Barly - Beer Finder & Ratings can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 11: BrewGene

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BrewGene is another app that acts as a pocket beer guide by suggesting new and different beers based on your tastes and palate profile.

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BrewGene is an excellent way to make sure you never accidentally order that horrible tasting pint again because you forgot the obscure name. By rating everything you try, you'll always have a record of what to try to avoid.

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    1. Search through an extensive database of over 45,000 beers.
    2. Receive personal recommendations on new beers and styles based on your taste preferences.
    3. Users can add their ratings to each beer and track it for future reference.
    4. Create a watchlist for beers you want to try.
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    1. BrewGene can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 12: Beer Counter - Drinking Tool

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Beer Counter by Spring Force is a simple yet useful tool to keep track of how much you're drinking and your portion of the bill.

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When the bill comes at the end of the night, you'll know exactly how much your share is.

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    1. Track each beer consumed with costs.
    2. Vibrates or makes a sound on each beer count.
    3. Simple user interface with easy access to your beer count history.
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    1. Beer Counter can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Whether you make your homebrew, work in the industry or simply just enjoy one on a hot day, making use of one of the beer apps discussed above will certainly enhance the experience.

Please remember to drink responsibly.

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