Los Angeles is known for movie stars, pristine weather, and gorgeous beaches, but one thing you might not think about is beer. With an ever growing beer scene and breweries popping up throughout the region, Los Angeles based brewers are quickly putting themselves on the craft beer map.
Founded on September 4th, 1781, Los Angeles is set to turn 233 this year and one local brewery that is making waves throughout the city wants you to celebrate with them! Angel City Brewery is situated in the heart of Downtown LA’s arts district and truly draws it’s inspiration from the city itself. With such a great love of what Los Angeles has to offer, they’ve partnered with us to to celebrate LA’s birthday in a big way - with a brand new badge!
The “Happy Birthday, LA!” badge will be available during the month of September and can be unlocked by checking in to any three (3) beers from Angel City! Celebrate the founding of one of the greatest cities in the county by enjoying amazing beer inspired by the city itself!
To learn more about Angel City Brewery, check out http://angelcitybrewery.com and for the latest, follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you happen to be in Los Angeles, we highly recommend stopping by for a beer and enjoying their wide open tasting room.
Get ready for the nation’s capital to blossom into a beer lovers paradise as DC Beer Week 2014 takes place, August 17th through the 24th. A celebreation of all things beer, from conception to consumption, DC Beer Week brings with it many amazing events, pairings, releases and seminars to not only ejoy good beer, but to educate the community!
For those of you lucky enough to get out and celebrate, you can unlock this year’s DC Beer Week (2014) badge! All you need to do is check-in to two participating venues from this list during DC Beer Week (8/17 - 8/24)! Be sure you add the location to your check-in for it to qualify. With such great venues on this list, you’re sure to have a great time!
For more information about DC Beer Week, check out http://dcbeerweek.net and for the latest updates, follow them on Twitter and Facebook!
The folks that brought you the NYC & DC Craft Beer Festivals are heading out West and preparing for you an amazing event featuring an amazing line up of Fall seasonal craft beers. The SF Craft Beer Festival - “Fall Harvest” will take place Saturday, October 18th at Fort Mason’s Herbst Pavilion and will bring with it approximately 75 breweries all of which featuring their Fall releases. At each session, guests enjoy UNLIMITED 2 oz. pours, artisanal food for purchase & leading Craft Beer experts will host two, intimate, first come, first served seminars.
If you’re an Untappd user in the bay area, you could be lucky enough to unlock a $10 discount towards your purchase of tickets to this event! All you have to do is check-in to any beer between now and October 18th within a 100 mile radius of San Francisco and it could be yours.
For more information and a full line up of breweries, head over to http://sfcraftbeerfest.com and don’t forget to like the SF Craft Beer Festival on Facebook and follow along on Twitter!
This Thursday we celebrate hops. Not just any old little bit of hops, but enough hops to create that distinct bitter flavor in that iconic beer style we’ve all come to love, the IPA. International IPA Day is back and spreading the word of the deliciously refreshing bite of the India Pale Ale. While you’re enjoying your favorite, be sure to check-in because this year’s IPA Day badge is awaiting you! To unlock it, simply check-in to ANY IPA on IPA Day. Enjoy some hoppy, delicious beer and it’s yours - really, it’s that simple!
You can learn more about IPA Day and it’s history over at craftbeer.com!
Founders Brewing Co. has taken the IPA style into a wide range of interpretations, each varying in taste, strength and color. Such a wide range of hops means there is sure to be an IPA fit for everyone. From the Red’s Rye IPA to Double Trouble, there’s no doubt the hops will eventually get you!
To celebrate this diversity, we’ve teamed up with Founders to bring you the “Hop 2 It” badge! To unlock this badge, check-in to at least two (2) different IPA’s from Founders, listed below during the month of August.
To learn more about Founders Brewing Co., check out their website, Facebook and follow them on Twitter!
It seems every city has a beer week of their very own and this August, the cities of Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor will join the club! Taking place August 1st through 9th, Ypsi-Arbor Beer Week will feature craft beer events at local restaurants, bars, and retail establishments. With brewers and brewery representatives at the various events, Ypsi-Arbor Beer Week will bring a new level of authenticity, because who better to have present than the person who made the beer you’re drinking?
To celebrate this inaugural celebration, we’re happy to present the “Ypsi Arbor Beer Week (2014)” badge! Available during Ypsi-Arbor Beer Week, this badge can be unlocked by checking into to any beer at two different participating locations (click here for the full list). Be sure to add your location to your check-in for it to count!
For more information and a full list of events, check out http://visitypsinow.com/yabw!
St. Louis Craft Beer Week is devoted to the beer brewers, drinkers and lovers in STL. With an unparalleled history of beer in the United States, St. Louis Craft Beer Week is a celebration of that history. Thanks to support of Schlafly Beer, starting July 26th and running through August 3rd local bars, restaurants and breweries are hosting over 50 events throughout the week. There’s sure to be an event for you!
We’re celebrating this year with the 2014 edition of our “St. Louis Craft Beer Week” badge! To unlock it, check-in to at least 2 different Craft Beers (Categorized as a Brew Pub, Micro Brewery, Nano Brewery) within a 50 mile radius of the St. Louis Metro Area during STL Craft Beer Week.
For more information, check out the official St. Louis Craft Beer Week website and be sure to follow everything on Twitter and Facebook.
It’s been a while since we released a new batch of core badges, but the time has finally come! Today we’re happy to announce 13 brand new badges for you to unlock as you continue to explore the world of beer!
All of these badges are available up to level 10 (with the exception of Epic and Uber) and they are NOT retroactive (with the exception of Epic and Uber).
Now it’s time to get back out there and continue exploring the vast and wonderous world of beer! Cheers!
Happy 4th of July to all! We hope you enjoy some great beers while celebrating America’s independence. Check-in to any beer this July 4th weekend (7/4 - 7/6) and this year’s badge is all yours. Cheers to you America!
As all Americans know, Independence Day is a celebration of the United States declaring it’s freedom from the control of Great Britain. What you may not know is that Independence Eve, a brand new celebration spearheaded by the chaps at Newcastle, honors what could have been. They feel that since American brewers can exploit Independence Day to sell more American beer, why shouldn’t there be a holiday designed specifically to sell British beer and to ponder “what if we won”.
On July 3rd, Independence Eve, pick up a Newcastle Brown Ale and toast to the country that nearly ran this one (it was super close!). While you’re at it, be sure to check-in to at least one (1) Newcastle Brown Ale and you will unlock a brand new badge showing your support.elp Newcastle celebrate the land that nearly became “Great Britain 2.” Find out more at www.ifwewon.com and be sure to follow along on Facebook and Twitter!