That’s right beer lovers, August 5 will now and forevermore be known as International Beer Day. If you thought all your hops loving had to take place offline, think again. International Beer Day started in 2007 when Jesse Avshalomov persuaded his local bar to celebrate. The following year, the site’s celebratory mission had spread to England and South Africa. The site now encourages beer lovers to plan their own events or join a group. We’ve decided to celebrate responsibly as well — at least during work hours — by compiling the best web apps for beer lovers. Some allow you to check in at bars and post beer brags to your friends. Others host educational forums and home brewing tips for the serious ale aficionado. All in all, these apps
provide great opportunities to hone your beer knowledge and celebrate the day properly.
According to these sites, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.
Although Untappd revolves around strong mobile app activity, its web presence is just as engaging. A feed called "The Pub" lists where and what beer fans are drinking. Users are free to check in to bars and rate beers to contribute to a trending beer list.
BrewGene allows you to archive beers alongside ratings and tasting notes. Based on your ratings, the site will suggest new beers to try. You can also add friends to check on their ale activity.
Taplister helps fans find their favorite craft brews locally. Search major cities and brew hubs by bar or brew and discover which watering holes have run dry. Also feel free to tweet Taplister when beers come on or off tap to keep the community updated.
Similar to BrewGene, this site also hosts forums to which many beer fans have contributed, for example, "Beer in Italy" and "Home Brewing Disasters."
BeerCloud acts as a repository for all of your beer bookmarks. Rate brews, save favorites, write tasting notes, map nearby retailers and create your own beer lists. It's perfect for the organized beer lover, however rare he or she may be.
Recognized as one of the top resources for beer information, ratings and reviews, RateBeer hosts a community for users that spans 60 countries. The site encourages user to help populate its many brew resources.
7. The Full Pint
A comprehensive resource for beer industry news, The Full Pint encourages breweries and distributors to keep fans up-to-date. Furthermore, search hundreds of beers by type and filter news by brewery.
Based on its namesake magazine, BeerAdvocate's homepage hosts a live forum feed comprised of helpful brew advice and recommendations. Contribute to the community by awarding a letter grade to the latest beer you've sampled. More than 61,100 beer reviews already exist in the expansive database.