Gordon Biersch is celebrating their 25th anniversary! For the last quarter century, they’ve kept their authentic German tradition of brewing alive, creating numerous great beers along the way. They will be having a 25th anniversary bash next month in San Jose, CA on May 18th to celebrate and want to invite you! At only $10, it’s a steal and you will get a commemorative tasting glass and six samples of Gordon Biersch’s offerings!
For more information or to grab tickets, header over to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/346201
It’s time once again to celebrate the wonder that is the digital check-in. Tomorrow, 4/16, is Foursquare Day! Get it.. four, squared. We’re not the best with math either. But we are excellent when it comes to check-ins! To show our appreciation for location based check-ins, something we couldn’t do without, we have an excellent new version of our Foursquare Day badge for you to unlock. You just need to link your Foursquare account (which you can do here, or in the app), check-in to any beer with a location, and push your check-in to Foursquare (tap the Foursquare icon on the check-in screen in Untappd)! This badge is only available for one day,Tuesday, 4/16, so be sure to get it!
To learn more about Foursquare Day, head over to http://4sqday.com and be sure to get a Foursquare account at http://foursquare.com.
A brand new brew has joined the core line up over at Widmer Brothers Brewing. Alchemy Ale, which features the brewery’s proprietary Alchemy hop blend, will soon be making its way to shelves and taps near you. The Alchemy hop blend has been used in Widmer Brothers’ beers for some time, but it’s not until now that the brewers were able to produce the perfect recipe to truly showcase its uniqueness.
We’ve teamed up with Widmer Brothers to bring you a pair of shiny new badges for you to unlock. These badges will be available starting April 15th through August 31st, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the complex hop characters of Alchemy Ale.
The first badge, which shares the same name as the beer, can be unlocked by checking in to one Alchemy Ale. All you have to do is try it; we’re sure you’ll be hooked after that.
Once you’ve unlocked the Alchemy Ale badge, it’s time for something truly golden. You can unlock the second badge, Alchemy Gold, by d following Widmer Brothers Brewing on Untappd AND THEN checking in to a total of four (4) Alchemy Ales
Remember, both of these badges are available for a limited time, from April 15th through August 31st. Now what’re you waiting for, go find some Alchemy and start unlocking these two great badges!
While you’re at it, don’t forget to follow Widmer Brothers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Tag your Alchemy Ale posts with #AlchemyAle.
Tulsa, Oklahoma get ready for your very own beer week! This year will mark the inauguration of what is sure to be a continued and ever growing tradition, Tulsa Craft Beer Week. Starting next week, April 15th, a slurry of beer events will be taking place around the city, culminating in the centerpiece event — an outdoor beer-tasting festival at BierGarten Wine and Spirits on April 20th.
To celebrate this event, the fine folks at BierGarten Wine and Spirits, R Bar & Grill, James E. McNellie’s Public House have gotten together and sponsored a brand new beer week badge for those in Tulsa to unlock! All you need to do is check-in at one of the following locations and add the venue as your location.
- BierGarten Wine & Spirits, 807 E A St Ste 107, Jenks OK
- Mcnellie’s, 409 E 1st St, Tulsa OK
- R-Bar, 3421 S Peoria, Tulsa OK
- Dust Bowl, 211 S Elgin, Tulsa OK
- Fassler Hall, 304 S Elgin, Tulsa OK
Now it’s time to get ready to celebrate Tulsa’s very first craft beer week! For all the details and to get tickets for the various events, including the finale tasting festival, head over to http://www.tulsacraftbeerweek.com.
The Michigan Cask Ale Festival provides a unique perspective on the beers they serve, going beyond the typical draft or bottle, to the cask. Cask ale, or “real ale” as it’s also known, differs from your normal beer because it’s still alive. Yes, alive. Cask ale still contains active yeast that allows the beer to ferment and carbonate naturally instead of being force carbonated and added to the typical tap line up.
The folks at the Michigan Cask Ale Festival work closely with local breweries and distributors, personally delivering the festivals casks for filling prior to the event. Featuring more than 30 cask ales, you’re sure to find something very unique at what has become Michigan’s largest festival of it’s kind.
Michigan Cask Ale Festival has teamed up with us to give away some special 12% off codes. Check-in to any beer within 150 miles of Westland, MI, where the event will be taking place and you could unlock this awesome discount.
For more information, check out http://caskalefest.blogspot.com
We all know that no excuse is needed to celebrate the glory that is beer, but there are a few key dates during which we should raise an extra pint. This coming Sunday happens to be one of those days as we gear up to celebrate both National Beer Day and Session Beer Day.
On April 7th, 1933, Prohibition ended and there was much rejoicing. While there were still restrictions on the ABV allowances, this opened the door for the American craft beer revolution to take hold and grow to what it is today. To celebrate, we’re bringing back our National Beer Day badge for 2013! Be sure to check-in to any beer on Sunday, April 7th and it’s all yours!
Something we as craft beer drinkers often forget is that a great tasting beer doesn’t have to have an high ABV. As some breweries race each other to have the highest, some of the best beers out there keep it low. This Sunday also happens to be Session Beer Day, a day in which we celebrate these low ABV beverages - anything 4.5% and below. We’re also bringing back our Session Beer Day badge for 2013, so be sure to check-in to any beer with an ABV of 4.5% and below (ABV must be listed as such in Untappd to count) to get it!
Did you know the state of North Carolina boasts more than 80 breweries statewide? This is just one of the many fun facts you will discover as the inaugural NC Beer Month kicks off April 1. Celebrating all things beer the state has to offer, highlights will include festivals, beer weekend hotel packages, beer tastings and dinners, brewery tours, special beer pricing and an array of limited releases. To celebrate, we’ve got two new badges for you to unlock exclusively April 1 through April 30.
First up is the NC Beer Month 2013 badge, which celebrates all the great craft beers brewed in North Carolina. This badge can be unlocked by checking in to at least one (1) beer from the North Carolina breweries listed here. It’s time to experience the great beers this state has to offer, so get out there and unlock your badge.
The second badge is the NC Beer Month Traveler. This badge can be unlocked by checking in to at least two (2) participating venues throughout the state listed here. With breweries, brewpubs, bars and other beer venues throughout the state from the mountains to the coast, you’re sure to find some exciting new places to sample North Carolina brews.
For more details about everything happening during NC Beer Month, head over to http:// www.ncbeermonth.com, and for all the latest news, subscribe to this list on Twitter https:// twitter.com/VisitNC/beer.
Get ready to release your inner Dutch as we team up with the folks at Grolsch to bring you a brand new badge celebrating Queen’s Day in the Netherlands. On April 30th, cities across the Netherlands will don orange, partake in traditional events and of course enjoy some great Dutch beers, like Grolsch Premium Lager. Started in 1885, the holiday celebrates the Queen’s birthday and is an opportunity for all to rally together as unofficial guests of the Queen.
To unlock this badge, celebrate along side the Dutch and check in to at least two Grolsch Premium Lagers from April 1st through April 30th anywhere in the world. Now put on your best orange outfit and raise a toast to the Queen!
Let the green beer - or beer of your choice - flow freely through the streets this St. Patrick’s Day and get ready to unlock this year’s celebratory badge! All you need to do is check-in to any beer this Sunday, March 17th (in your local timezone) and it’s all yours. Simple, right?
For those of you heading to SXSW this year, we’ve got a special badge just for you! With such an amazing selection of beers, the city of Austin is sure to have something you’ll love, which will make unlocking this badge even easier. To pick up this badge, just check-in to any beer within 20 miles of Downtown Austin during SXSW (March 8 - 17, 2013).
Sadly, we won’t be making it down this year, but we expect each and every one of you to drink socially and have an awesome time!