What happens when your phone, your beer, and Foursquare have a baby? Well, aside from some strange feats of biology, you get Untappd. It’s a web and mobile application for ‘checking in’ your beers — broadcasting the beers you drink, where you drink them, and whether or not you like them. You can collect badges, see what your friends are drinking (no judging!), and even comment on their choices.
The data available at your fingertips is fascinating. Say you’re trying to track down a certain beer: by searching for it in Untappd, you can see ratings,
reviews, the top drinkers of the beer, and the top venues where people have enjoyed it. You can even create wishlists of beers that you want to try. Hoping to connect with your favorite brewery? Untappd provides instant feedback in the form of real-time check ins and ratings for breweries, so they’ve taken notice and have started partnering with Untappd on promotions and contests for users of the app. It’s available in the app stores for iOS
and Android, and if you have a different smart phone (or none at all) just head on over to Untappd.com.