Posted on 17/10/17
We always like to add a little bit of something extra to the site so when Untappd came tapping we wanted to listen. Maybe because they have a database of nearly every beer going and maybe because they are part of the craft beer community but mainly because we are already users at Craft Metropolis towers and we love it – and now we are a verified venue!
For those not in the know Untappd is an app that allows you to search for beers, read up about beers, rate those beers as you drink them while adding your own pictures and tasting notes along the way. You can see if a beer is available near you on a map on the app and also if your Untappd friends have had it. You can even call a cab using the app to get you to a nearly Untappd venue! All in all it’s a beer lovers dream. Some love it because of the star rating you can give to beer. Others use it as a log and reminder of their tasting notes. Some just like getting the badges.
Yep, the app has badges that are awarded to you as you hit milestones. If you’re trying a new style previously not logged on the app you get a badge for that and gain different levels as you try more from that genre. The same happens with specific beers, celebratory days and the like – you’re never far from a new badge and that keeps people logging in and checking in as they sup their craft beer. You can even ask the app to warn you when you are near a beer you have on a wish list, and the options are growing.
We love it here because with each Your Pick order we can access the Untappd database and send over some drinking notes for you to compare, contrast and mull over just like this:
You can even follow us as a venue on the app so you know what we have in stock and when new beers come in. Give it a download, try it out and before you know it you’ll be badged up to the max!
Oli (founder Craft Metropolis)
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