Find below the top 5 Apps for Beer lovers. The rise of the micro-brewery has led to a craft beer revolution whereby more and more people are swapping generic, mass-produced lagers for a new range of unique, masterfully-crafted and fully-flavored beers. But with literally thousands of highly-specialist beers out there on the market, all vying for your attention, how does the modern beer lover know which tipple to go for?
Check out these apps which will help you find your next favourite beer, without leaving a sour taste in your mouth!
Find Craft Beer
We’ve all been there. You’ve got friends in town and you want to show them the coolest spots in the city, so you get some tips and find a bar with a great atmosphere…..but lousy drinks on the menu. Well you can forget this ever happening to you again, as the Find Craft Beer app will present a tailored list of bars with great atmosphere and great tasting beer. The reviews accompanying every bar have been written by fellow beer enthusiasts, so you can be sure to receive expert advice from other aficionados.
This app is also suited for travel-junkies with pubs from proud beer heartlands such as Germany and New Zealand being featured (amongst other countries). Simply put, what better way to explore a new city than by sampling some prime-quality local beers?
Beer Festival App
Sometimes you don’t have to travel far and wide to find the perfect beer. With the spread of micro-breweries, it seems that every town across the land is getting in on the act and producing delicious beers, ales and ciders. This means that there’s been an explosion in beer, ale and cider festivals across the UK that aim to show-off the best in regional beer.
The Beer Festival App from perfectpint is your expert guide to the best festivals happening near you, with entry prices, directions and info on all of the showcased festival drinks being displayed.
My favourite feature of the app is that once you fall in love with a particular festival beer then the app will also tell you from which pubs you can buy the beer!
For us beer fans, our love of beer doesn’t just stop with the tasting, and home brewing kits are flying off the shelves as wannabe brewsters are concocting up their own unique beers. The iBrewmaster is the perfect app if you’ve caught the brewing bug as it is the most comprehensive, user-curated app on the market.
If you’re not sure where to start then 50 pre-installed recipes will kick-start your brewing exploits, but it’s the apps’ ability in providing an easy step-by-step guide to the brewing process that really show the quality of the app.
All calculations regarding alcoholic content, brewing times and ingredient mixtures are calculated automatically for you by the app, and with an expansive community of co-brewsters ready to swap recipes and advise you on possible flavours, you’ll become a brewing expert in no time at all!
Beer might be delicious, but unfortunately the wallet and the memory are not the only victims of over-indulgence, as your belly will also pay the price. Low-calorie beers might be all the range in the UK and the US now, but that doesn’t mean that anyone around the world can’t keep an eye on their beer-related calorie intake.
The Drinkfit app allows you to easily keep track of your beer intake and will suggest low-fat and low-carb alternatives (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) to ensure that a heavy night on the tiles doesn’t upset your healthy lifestyle.
This app is a must-have for those who enjoy their beer but who also want to keep an eye on their waistlines!
Billed as the encyclopaedia of beer, the Beercloud app should become the beer lovers’ best friend. Next time you’re in the supermarket and you come across an interesting beer you’ve not seen before then a simple scan of the barcode with the Beercloud app provides you with everything you need to know.
The scan will reveal reviews of the beer, a history of the brewery and will even suggest food pairings and dish ideas that would complement the beer,
Better yet, if a friend gives you a tip on a great beer they’ve tasted then you can simply search for it with the app and stores selling the beer will be shown, meaning that you can create your own personal beer shopping list in seconds!
Have these apps made you thirsty? Or do you know of any other apps that should be on every beer lover’s smartphone? Get in contact via the comments below!