Did you know… Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass? It’s unlikely you’ll remember that, just like all the other things that come before the empty beer glass.
There are over 20,000 brands of beer in the world, each with multiple variations, which equates to around 1 million different types of beer worldwide. This makes it easy to forget which beers you’ve tried before, and what you thought of them. That’s where Untappd comes in…
Untappd is a mobile APP, that you use just like any other social media platform. Upload a selfie with your beer, tag your mates, give it a rating, add any flavour notes, geotag the location where you bought the beer, and the post it! Instead of giving other people’s posts a ‘like’ you give them a ‘cheers’. If you want to try a new beer, you can search the Untappd database and see the rating that other users have individually and collectively given the beer, out of 5 stars.
This app is most useful when travelling abroad and selecting new beers, especially when you aren’t familiar with the language in that country. It’s as simple as scanning the bar code using your phone camera, and all it’s details appear on your phone.
Untappd will tell you the type of beer it is (IPA, Pilsner, Stout etc), where its brewed, flavour profile, photos and where else you can find it. It works as a virtual record of all the different beers you try, so that if you see the same beer in the future, you can check the app and see whether you liked it previously, or not.
If you’re a big beer/cider drinker, I highly recommend this APP. Feel free to add me as a friend, my username is ‘mattrawlings92‘.