Top 10 beer apps
Have you ever needed to order a beer in Chinese, calculate the required number of kegs for a party or track down a particular craft beer on tap?
You will be pleased to know that there is an app to solve all of these beer related problems, and then some. Whether you are a real ale enthusiast, craft beer lover or at home brewer, one of these apps is sure to enhance your beer drinking experience. Scroll through to see 10 of our favourite beer apps…
1. Rate Beer – £2.49 ($3.99)
For the beer researcher. One of the largest and most accurate databases of beers across the world, RateBeer allows you to follow, RateBeer friends, track their beer choices, recommend beers and add a beer to its database. Search for you favourite brews worldwide and get information on the top rated beers in each country.
2. TapHunter – FREE
For the roving beer drinker. Find out what’s on tap at the best local brewpubs, bars and pubs searching by location, or brewery. View craft beer locations on a map, find out their location, save and rate your favourite beers.
3. Kegulator – £0.69
For the party planner. Planning a keg for an upcoming party? Use this handy app to figure out how long your keg will last and how much ice you will need to keep it at an acceptable chill. Enter the number of party guests, and how much beer you wish them to guzzle and Kegulator will work out how much many kegs and ice you will need to keep the party going.
4. CAMRA Good Beer Guide – FREE
For real ale lovers and UK pub go-ers. Find pubs in the UK that consistently serve cask conditioned real ale in good condition, as well as information on breweries and beers. This app features full reviews of 4,500 top pubs throughout the UK, as well as details of every real-ale brewery and their regular beers. Note: Free, but with limited functionality. Upgrade to full version for £4.99.
5. Untapped – FREE
For the social beer drinker. Untapped is a social network for beer lovers allowing users to find nearby craft beers and bars, see what beers are trending, as well as see where your friends are drinking. Access personalised recommendations and use Untapped to record your own tasting notes, take a picture and log your favourite beers and share with like-minded beer lovers.
6. Craft Beer London – £1.99
For craft beer drinkers in London. Explore London’s best craft beer pubs, breweries and shops with this guide to the capital’s craft beer. Craft Beer London features maps, listings, reviews and news featuring ratings, photos, reviews, location and contact details and beer recommendations.
7. iBrewmaster – £6.99 ($9.99)
For the at-home brewer. An essential app for the home brew enthusiast.The iBrewmaster features its own recipe sharing network allowing you to upload, share, browse, and download other iBrewMaster user’s recipes from around the world. iBrewMaster lets you create a batch of beer from your recipe database, and track its progress with estimated specific original and final gravities, alcohol content, IBU’s, colour and calories all automatically calculated. iBrewmaster 2 – £12.99 – Note – both of these apps are only available on itunes.
8. Beer Buddy Barcode Scanner – £2.49 ($3.99)
For finding, rating and logging your favourite brews. Scan and search more than 300,000 beers to access information and reviews from millions of users. Find and rate beers from across the world and maintain a beer wish list and search for nearby stores, restaurants and bars serving and selling beer.
9. Today’s Beer – £0.69
For your daily fix of beer tips. Have a recommended beer zapped to your phone daily to inspire your beer choices. You can rotate the beer by 360 degrees and examine its label designs, find out about its brewery and tweet your thoughts on each choice.
10. Pivo – £0.69
For the jet-setting beer lover. Pivo teaches you how to order a beer in 59 different languages with the correct spelling, and phonetic pronunciations as well as video of native speakers, so you need never stumble your way through a beer order again.