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Five Years of Beer on UnTappd

Untappd profileAccording to the Untappd app, August 23, 2017 marks five years since I started using the app. Also according to the app and website, during the last 1,826 days (plus 1 added for a leap year!) I have consumed 1,753 Unique Beers, 2,589 Beers Checked-in (not all of the beers I drank in that time frame were checked in) and earned 985 incredibly valuable badges.  This includes the nice “For a Few Unidragons More” from Clown Shoes checked in on that anniversary date. As a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western fan and a stout lover, I really like this series from Clown Shoes.

I’ve also hooked innumerable friends onto this addictive app, and also wrote an article about the psychology of the app from a gamification perspective.

As an Untappd Supporter, one can download one’s entire glutinously logged beer consumption history. Just a note for those that attempt this:

  • the CSV file download gets screwed up with some of the check-in comments, so make sure that the number of rows of data after CSV import is equal to your total number of logged beers.
  • There are some HTML characters in place after import (like the code for ampersand instead of &). I’m sure there’s a way to get rid of this in the import process, but I just did a “Replace” of the few I cared about.

A bit of slicing and dicing later, and here’s what the numbers tell:

Top Breweries

Firestone WalkerMy list includes beers from 497 different breweries. Firestone Walker is my favorite brewery and the numbers reflect it. Also reflected is the “drink local” mentality with breweries around Houston, Tampa (where I go for business) and Austin high on the list.

 

Brewery
Beers
Firestone Walker Brewing Company124
Saint Arnold Brewing Company107
Karbach Brewing Co102
Boston Beer Company55
Cigar City Brewing54
Grupo Modelo54
Founders Brewing Co.40
Stone Brewing40
Real Ale Brewing Company39
Clown Shoes36
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery34
New Belgium Brewing Company31
Guinness30
Buffalo Bayou Brewing29
Goose Island Beer Co.29
Spoetzl Brewery28
Big Storm Brewing Co.26
Brooklyn Brewery26
Anheuser-Busch25
Ballast Point Brewing Company25
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.24
Oskar Blues Brewery23
Avery Brewing Co.22
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company22
Odell Brewing Co.22
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company21
Abita Brewing Company20
Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma S.A. de C.V.20
Lagunitas Brewing Company20
(512) Brewing Company19
Freetail Brewing Co.19
8th Wonder Brewery17
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse17
Left Hand Brewing Company17
Prairie Artisan Ales17
Southern Star Brewing Company17
Alaskan Brewing Co.16
Crooked Thumb Brewery16
Deschutes Brewery16
Sixpoint Brewery16
Boulevard Brewing Co.15
Funky Buddha Brewery15
Stella Artois15
North Coast Brewing Company14
Great Divide Brewing Company13
Independence Brewing Co.13
Breckenridge Brewery12
Deep Ellum Brewing Company12
Southern Tier Brewing Company12
SweetWater Brewing Company12
Victory Brewing Company12
Blue Moon Brewing Company11
Dundee Ales & Lagers11
B-52 Brewing Co.10
Brewery Ommegang10
Dunedin Brewery10
Hops & Grain Brewing10
Kona Brewing Company10
No Label Brewing Company10
Rogue Ales & Spirits10
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery10
3 Daughters Brewing9
Brigadoon Brewery9
Epic Brewing Co. (Utah, Colorado)9
Evil Twin Brewing9
Fort Collins Brewery (FCB)9
Jester King Brewery9
Arkane Aleworks8
Arrogant Brewing8
Austin Beerworks8
Baltika Breweries (–ë–_–ª—Ç–_–_–_)8
Bare Arms Brewing8
Barley Mow Brewing Company8
Cerveceria Costa Rica (Florida Bebidas)8
Community Beer Company8
Coppertail Brewing Company8
Cycler's Brewing8
Lone Pint Brewery8
Miller Brewing Company8
Terrapin Beer Co.8
Widmer Brothers Brewing8
Yuengling Brewery8
11 Below Brewing7
Bell's Brewery7
Full Sail Brewing Company7
Green Flash Brewing Company7
Lakewood Brewing Company7
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company7
Anderson Valley Brewing Company6
Belhaven Brewery6
Brash Brewing Company6
Coors Brewing Company6
Heineken6
Innis & Gunn6
Pair O' Dice Brewing6
Pinthouse Pizza6
Redhook Brewery6
Shipyard Brewing Company6
Shmaltz Brewing Company6
Tampa Bay Brewing Company6
Tr__egs Independent Brewing6
7venth Sun5
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy5
Alamo Beer Company5
Asahi Breweries5
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5
Bear Republic Brewing Co.5
Bi_®res de Chimay5
Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana5
Charles Wells Brewery5
Cycle Brewing Company5
Darwin Brewing Company5
Franconia Brewing Company5
Humboldt Brewing Company5
John Smith's5
Labatt Brewing Company5
Martin House Brewing Company5
Monday Night Brewing5
Ska Brewing5
St. Pete Brewing Company5
Anchor Brewing Company4
Big Bend Brewing Company4
Big Sky Brewing Company4
Birra Peroni4
Brazos Valley Brewing4
Brouwerij St. Bernardus4
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden4
Capitol City Brewing Company4
City Acre Brewing4
Funkwerks4
Golden Road Brewing4
Green Bench Brewing Co4
High Mesa Brewery4
Infamous Brewing Company4
Koninklijke Grolsch4
Le Corsaire Microbrasserie4
Live Oak Brewing Company4
Magic Hat Brewing Company4
Moon Tower Sudworks4
Oasis Texas Brewing Company4
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.4
Paulaner Brauerei4
Pedernales Brewing Company4
Rio Grande & Sierra Blanca Brewing Company4
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery4
Santa Fe Brewing Company4
Sapporo Breweries4
Shock Top Brewing Co.4
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery4
Thirsty Planet Brewing Company4
Twisted X Brewing Company4
Uinta Brewing Company4
Wasatch Brewery4
Angry Orchard Cider Company3
Ayinger Privatbrauerei3
Back Pew Brewing Company3
Big Dog's Brewing Company3
Big Texan Brewery3
Blue Point Brewing Company3
Bold City Brewery3
Boreale3
Brouwerij Huyghe3
Circle Brewing Co.3
Copperhead Brewery3
DC Brau Brewing Company3
Evolution Craft Brewing Company3
Flying Dog Brewery3
Fredericksburg Brewing Co.3
Friends & Allies3
Gordon Biersch Brewing Company3
Guadalupe Brewing3
Harpoon Brewery3
Harviestoun Brewery3
Heineken Brasil3
Highland Brewing Company3
Kiuchi Brewery3
Lost Coast Brewery3
Marker 48 Brewing3
Molson Coors Canada3
Mother Earth Brewing (North Carolina)3
Nebraska Brewing Company3
Peticolas Brewing Company3
Phantom Ales3
Port City Brewing3
Prescott Brewing Company3
Rockyard Brewing Company3
Se_±orial Brewing Co.3
Sea Dog Brewing Company3
St. Peter's Brewery Co.3
Staatliches Hofbr_§uhaus M_ºnchen3
The Bruery3
The Lost Abbey3
Wynkoop Brewing Co.3
Zilker Brewing Company3
10 Barrel Brewing Co.2
21st Amendment Brewery2
4th Tap Brewing Co-Op2
5 Stones Artisan Brewery2
AleSmith Brewing Company2
Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.2
Alpine Beer Company2
Archibald Microbrasserie2
Ass Kisser Ales2
Atwater Brewery2
Birra Moretti2
Blue Mountain Brewery2
Boddington's Brewery2
Boon Rawd Brewery2
Boulder Beer Company2
Branchline Brewing Co.2
Brasserie McAuslan (St-Ambroise)2
Brew Bus Brewing2
Brouwerij Palm2
Brouwerij Van Steenberge2
Brouwerij Van Viven2
Busted Sandal Brewing2
Central 28 Beer Company2
Commonwealth Brewery2
Compa_±ia Cervecera de Puerto Rico2
Coney Island Brewery2
Coopers Brewery2
CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing2
Coronado Brewing Company2
Denver Beer Co.2
DuClaw Brewing Company2
Elevation Beer Company2
Equinox Brewing Company2
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.2
Fort Bend Brewing Company2
Four Corners Brewing Company2
Fuller, Smith & Turner 2
GolfBeer Brewing Co2
Great Lakes Brewing Company2
Grupo Damm2
Hand-Brewed Beer2
Heavy Seas Beer2
Heineken Asia Pacific2
Hi Sign Brewing2
Hinterland Brewery2
JDub's Brewing Co.2
Johnson Brewhouse2
Joseph James Brewing Company2
Kirin Brewery Company2
Krombacher Gruppe2
La Cumbre Brewing Company2
Last Stand Brewing Company2
M.I.A. Beer Co.2
Manitou Brewing Company2
Maui Brewing Company2
Motorworks Brewing2
New Holland Brewing Company2
Old Bust Head Brewing Company2
Pabst Brewing Company2
Pizza Boy Brewing Co.2
Rabbit Hole Brewing2
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling2
Red Brick Brewing Co.2
Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.2
Revolver Brewing2
Rhinelander Brewing Company2
Rock Brothers Brewing2
Rogness Brewing Company2
Small Town Brewery2
Solid Rock Brewing2
South Austin Brewery2
Squatters Craft Beers2
Strange Land Brewery2
Swamp Head Brewery2
Texas Big Beer Brewery2
Thai Beverage PLC2
Three Nations Brewing2
Tsingtao Brewery2
Warsteiner2
Weyerbacher Brewing Company2
Yards Brewing Co.2
3 Floyds Brewing Company1
3 Stars Brewing Company1
81Bay Brewing Co.1
Abbaye de Leffe1
Abbaye de Maredsous1
Abnormal Beer Co1
Adelbert's Brewery1
Ajeper S.A.1
Alchimiste Microbrasserie1
Allagash Brewing Company1
Amstel Bier1
Angel City Brewery1
Angry Chair Brewing1
Atlas Brew Works1
Augustiner-Br_§u M_ºnchen1
Avondale Brewing Co.1
B. Nektar Meadery1
Baja Brewing Company1
Barq's1
Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery1
Bass Brewers1
Beachwood Brewing1
Bearded Fox Brewing Company1
Berkshire Brewing Company (B.B.C.)1
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven1
Big Top Brewing Company1
Birrificio Del Ducato1
Bitburger Braugruppe1
Black Shirt Brewing Co1
Blue Star Brewing Company1
Brasserie Caracole1
Brasserie de Silly1
Brasserie Lefebvre1
Brasseurs Illimites1
Brauerei Beck1
Brew Hub1
BrewDog1
Bristol Brewing Company1
Brooksville Brewing Company1
Brothers Craft Brewing1
Brouwerij Alken-Maes1
Brouwerij Boon1
Brouwerij De Brabandere (Bavik)1
Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle1
Buffalo Bill's Brewery1
Bull and Barrel Brew Pub1
Caboose Brewing Company1
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company1
Carlsberg UK1
Cascade Brewing Company (USA)1
Cat Cora1
Ceiba1
Celis Brewing Company1
Cerveceria Mexicana1
Cerveceria y Malteria Quilmes1
Cerveza R__stica Yucateca1
City Star Brewing1
Cocoa Beach Brewing Company1
Compa_±ia Cervecera de Nicaragua1
Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Colorado)1
Covington Brewhouse1
Darwin Brewery1
de Bine Brewing Co1
Dej Buh Stesti Brewery1
Desnoes & Geddes1
Devils Backbone Brewing Company1
Dixie Brewing Co.1
Driftwood Brewing1
Dry Dock Brewing Company1
Duvel Moortgat1
Easy Pretzel Brewing Company1
Einst__k _ñlger__1
Elk Mountain Brewing Company1
Elysian Brewing Company1
Engine 15 Brewing Co.1
Escape Brewing Company1
Faction Brewing1
Falls City Beer1
Farnham Ale & Lager1
Florida Avenue Brewing Co.1
Florida Beer Company1
Foster's Group1
Galveston Bay Beer Company1
Gigantic Brewing Company1
Goodwood Brewing1
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant1
Grapevine Craft Brewery1
Green Man Brewery1
Green's Beers1
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse1
Grist Brewing Company1
Grupa _ªywiec1
Grupo Mahou-San Miguel1
Guns And Oil1
Hall Brewing Company1
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery1
Heineken Brewery Ireland1
Hellenic Brewery of Atalanti (EZA)1
Heritage Brewing Company1
Hermitage Brewing1
HOB Brewing (Dunedin)1
Holsten-Brauerei1
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company1
Huff Brewing Company1
Industrias La Constancia1
Intuition Ale Works1
Islamorada Beer Company1
J. Wakefield Brewing1
JailHouse Brewing Company1
Jekyll Brewing1
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales1
K__nig Brauerei1
K__stritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei1
Key Brewing Company1
Kinnitty Castle1
Kronenbourg1
Latitude 33 Brewing1
Laughing Dog Brewing1
Le Trou du Diable1
Left Coast Brewing1
Legend Brewing Company1
Long Trail Brewing Company1
Lost Rhino Brewing Company1
Magnolia Brewing Company1
Margaritaville Brewing Company1
Mike Hess Brewing1
Moa Brewing Company1
Moody Tongue1
Narragansett Brewing Company1
Naughty Brewing1
New Republic Brewing Company1
Nico's Brewing1
Nine Band Brewing1
Ninkasi Brewing Company1
NOLA Brewing1
NXNW Restaurant & Brewery1
O'Dempsey's1
Old Harbor Brewery1
Olympic Brewery1
Omission Beer1
Orpheus Brewing1
Pale Fire Brewing Company1
Paradox Beer Company (Colorado)1
Parkway Brewing Company1
Pateros Creek Brewing1
Peak Organic Brewing Company1
Pensacola Bay Brewery1
Perennial Artisan Ales1
Perrin Brewing Co.1
Pikes Peak Brewing Co.1
Pinellas Ale Works1
Pivovary Staropramen1
Plze_àsk__ Prazdroj1
Prost Brewing Company1
Rapp Brewing Company1
Red Hare Brewing Company1
Reformation Brewery1
Renegade Brewing Company1
Rhinegeist Brewery1
Ridgeway Brewing1
Rinku_°kiai1
River North Brewery1
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House (Ohio)1
RJ Rockers Brewing Company1
Robinsons Brewery1
Russian River Brewing Company1
Saint Alexandre Pub1
Saint Patrick's Brewing Company1
Saltwater Brewery1
San Antonio Beverage Company1
San Luis Valley Brewing Company1
Santa Clara Valley Brewing1
Schlenkerla ("Heller-Br_§u" Trum)1
Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn1
Silverking Brewing Company1
Sin City Brewing Co.1
Sinebrychoff1
Six Ten Brewing1
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill1
Smuttynose Brewing Co.1
Spaten-Franziskaner-L__wenbr_§u-Gruppe1
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers1
SpindleTap Brewery1
Starr Hill Brewery1
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg1
Stift Engelszell1
Straight to Ale1
Tap Room No. 21 Brewing1
Texas Ale Project1
Texas Beer Refinery1
The Alchemist1
The Headquarters Homebrewing Club1
The Palace1
The Post Brewing Company1
Thomas Creek Brewery1
Three Taverns Craft Brewery1
Tin Roof Brewing Co.1
Titletown Brewing Company1
To _òl1
Tommyknocker Brewery1
Traveler Beer Co.1
Treaty Oak Brewing1
Triple Voodoo Brewery and Tap Room1
Trumer Privatbrauerei1
Twin Peaks Restaurants1
Twisted Pine Brewing Company1
Two Brothers Brewing Company1
Uncle Billy's Brewery1
Unibroue1
United Breweries (India)1
Upslope Brewing Company1
W_ºrzburger Hofbr_§u1
West Flanders Brewing Co.1
Westbrook Brewing Co.1
Whistle Stop Ale House1
Wrecking Bar Brewing1
Wychwood Brewery1
Wynwood Brewing Company1
Yazoo Brewing Company1
Yee-Haw Brewing Company1
ZEOS Brewing1
Zevia1
Grand Total2588

 

While the majority of the beers were from breweries in the United States, this includes beers from brewers in 38 countries:

Brewery Country
Beer Count
United States2222
Mexico78
Belgium52
England34
Ireland32
Germany29
Canada25
Scotland16
Japan14
Netherlands12
Costa Rica8
Russia8
Italy7
Puerto Rico6
Dominican Republic5
Thailand4
Australia3
Austria3
Brazil3
Greece3
Spain3
Bahamas2
China / People's Republic of China2
Czech Republic2
Singapore2
Argentina1
Denmark1
El Salvador1
Finland1
France1
Iceland1
India1
Jamaica1
Lithuania1
New Zealand1
Nicaragua1
Peru1
Poland1

Top Styles

Out of the 134 different styles of beer tasted, my preferred styles are dark (stouts and porters) but due to their seasonality (I’d drink them year round, but most breweries release them in the fall for cool weather drinking) I cannot get the ones I want all the time. I was surprised by how far ahead American IPAs were over other styles.

Style
Beer Count
IPA - American254
IPA - Imperial / Double122
Stout - American Imperial / Double106
Pale Ale - American104
Porter - American94
Stout - Russian Imperial70
Red Ale - American Amber / Red69
Lager - Vienna62
Stout - Oatmeal59
Stout - Milk / Sweet56
Lager - North American Adjunct50
Porter - Imperial / Double48
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy48
Lager - Pale47
Stout - American45
Porter - Other44
Marzen38
Pumpkin / Yam Beer37
IPA - Session / India Session Ale36
Pale Wheat Ale - American35
Witbier34
Blonde Ale31
Lager - Dark31
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale30
Brown Ale - American29
Pilsner - Other29
Stout - Irish Dry29
Barleywine - American28
Lager - Euro27
Brown Ale - English25
Lager - American Light25
Strong Ale - American25
Fruit Beer24
Old Ale24
Saison / Farmhouse Ale24
Belgian Quad23
K__lsch23
Pale Ale - English23
Stout - Imperial / Double23
Lager - Helles21
Pilsner - German21
Stout - Other21
Belgian Tripel19
Doppelbock19
Hefeweizen19
Belgian Strong Dark Ale18
Lager - American Amber / Red18
Porter - Baltic18
Barleywine - English17
Belgian Strong Golden Ale15
Pale Ale - Belgian15
Spiced / Herbed Beer15
Winter Warmer15
IPA - English14
Lager - Dunkel Munich14
Red Ale - Irish13
Belgian Dubbel12
Brown Ale - Imperial / Double12
Porter - English12
Winter Ale12
Cream Ale11
English Bitter11
Pilsner - Czech11
Shandy / Radler10
Smoked Beer10
Sour - Ale10
Stout - Imperial Milk / Sweet10
Schwarzbier9
Stout - Foreign / Export9
American Wild Ale8
Golden Ale8
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier8
Rye IPA8
Sour - Gose8
Bock7
IPA - Belgian7
IPA - White7
Lager - Winter7
Red Ale - Imperial / Double7
Stout - Imperial Oatmeal7
Blonde Ale - Belgian Blonde / Golden6
Sour - Berliner Weisse6
Altbier5
Dunkelweizen5
Lager - Japanese Rice5
Root Beer5
Scottish Ale5
Scottish Export Ale5
Brown Ale - Other4
Cider4
Extra Special / Strong Bitter4
Gluten-Free4
IPA - Imperial / Double Black4
IPA - Red4
Kristallweizen4
Lager - Euro Dark4
Lager - IPL (India Pale Lager)4
Maibock / Heller (Helles) Bock4
Other4
Pumpkin / Yam Beer - Imperial4
Weizenbock4
Dark Ale3
IPA - Triple3
Lager - Amber3
Pilsner - Imperial / Double3
Rye Beer3
Strong Ale - English3
California Common2
Festbier2
IPA - International2
Lager - Dortmunder / Export2
Lambic - Gueuze2
Malt Liquor2
Pale Ale - International2
Barleywine - Other1
Biére de Garde1
Burton Ale1
Eisbock1
English Mild Ale1
Grisette1
Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale1
IPA - New England1
Lager - Euro Strong1
Mead - Braggot1
Mead - Cyser1
Mead - Other1
Non-Alcoholic1
Pale Ale - Australian1
Rauchbier1
Roggenbier1
Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin1
Specialty Grain1
Stout - Oyster1
Wheat Wine1

Top Beers

There’s lots of variety in the list of 1,751 unique beers. I did not typically record every beer, but certainly did for the unique ones. Negra Modelo would be even further out in front if I checked in every one that I had. Every Mexican food dinner is enjoyed with one plus a reposado tequila of some sort. Try it!

I blame all of the Stella check-ins on Bob. I successfully avoided most of his Miller Lite temptations. (How is Miller Lite like sex in a canoe? They are both f-ing near water!).
Untappd top beers
Untappd Top beers

Untappd

Badges

At first I thought the Untappd badges were meaningless trinkets. Now I see them as worthless trinkets, some of which show interesting trends. Untappd recently made badges retroactive, so if they announced a new badge all of your previous check-ins would count towards it. They also allowed some badges to go up to a level 100.

Untappd Beer Badges

For those mathematically inclined (like me) who are wondering why Untappd says I have 982 badges but this screenshot only shows 977 – it’s because they count the “Local Badges” separately. I like the local badges, and I wish more venues would do them. And, if you haven’t tried Craft Pride on Rainey Street in Austin, you really should (they are my highest local badge).

From a trend standpoint, maxing out on the US beer badge (Land of the Free) and the “I take pictures of my beers and post them to the Reddit beer porn sub” badge (Photogenic) are obvious. The “Heavy Weight” badge reflects my penchant for stouts and porters (see the “Top ABV” section below). And given that IPAs are at the top of the Top Styles count, it is somewhat surprising that the “I Believe in IPA” badge is so low.

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The “Bar Explorer” badge almost being maxed out is not surprising. But the “Layover” badge only being a level 5 seems to reflect what I have discovered: airports have crap beers. I’m also surprised that the “Big Game” badge is only at Level 2, but this is probably because we hit the same place for every Packers game.

Top ABV

It figures that the top ABV is a home-brew mead (way to go Nick!).  There are lots of Firestone Walker and Clown Shoes brews on this list. I’ve only put the top few (ABV > 13).

ABV
Beer
Brewery
Style
18.5I Feel the Need For MeadNico's BrewingMead - Other
18120 Minute IPADogfish Head BrewingIPA - Imperial / Double
120 Minute IPA (2012)Dogfish Head BrewingIPA - Imperial / Double
Raison D'ExtraDogfish Head BrewingBelgian Strong Dark Ale
17.5120 Minute IPA (2013)Dogfish Head BrewingIPA - Imperial / Double
17.1Mephistopheles' (2015)Avery Brewing Co.Stout - Imperial / Double
Mephistopheles' Stout (2014)Avery Brewing Co.Stout - American Imperial / Double
Uncle Jacob's StoutAvery Brewing Co.Stout - American Imperial / Double
17He'Brew Jewbelation RebornShmaltz Brewing CompanyStrong Ale - American
15Bolt Cutter (15th Anniversary Barley Wine)Founders Brewing Co.Barleywine - American
Bourbon County Brand StoutGoose Island Beer Co.Stout - American Imperial / Double
14.6Mephistopheles' Stout Avery Brewing Co.Stout - American Imperial / Double
14A Fistful of UnidragonsClown ShoesStout - Russian Imperial
For a Few Unidragons MoreClown ShoesStout - Russian Imperial
For a Few Unidragons More (2017)Clown ShoesStout - Russian Imperial
ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing CompanyStout - Russian Imperial
Parabola (2014)Firestone Walker Brewing CompanyStout - Russian Imperial
Smoking Wood (Bourbon Barrel Aged) (2014)The BruerySmoked Beer
The Good, The Bad & The UnidragonClown ShoesStout - Russian Imperial
13.5SucubaFirestone Walker Brewing CompanyBarleywine - English
Sucuba (2014)Firestone Walker Brewing CompanyBarleywine - American
Track #10: Bat Out of HellThe Lost AbbeyStout - American Imperial / Double
13.4Stickee Monkee (2014)Firestone Walker Brewing CompanyStrong Ale - American
13.3Sucuba (2015)Firestone Walker Brewing CompanyBarleywine - American
13.2Bravo (2017)Firestone Walker Brewing CompanyBrown Ale - Imperial / Double
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing CompanyBarleywine - American
Helldorado (2015)Firestone Walker Brewing CompanyBarleywine - American
13.1Bishop's Barrel No. 15Saint Arnold Brewing CompanyBarleywine - English

Top IBU

Palate Wrecker is thy name! Again, only the top few (IBU > 100) are shown on this table.

IBU
Beer
Brewery
Style
149Palate WreckerGreen Flash Brewing CompanyIPA - Imperial / Double
120120 Minute IPADogfish Head BrewingIPA - Imperial / Double
120 Minute IPA (2012)Dogfish Head BrewingIPA - Imperial / Double
Dreamcrusher Double IPADeep Ellum Brewing CompanyIPA - Imperial / Double
118Cedar Aged More CowbellBuffalo Bayou BrewingIPA - Imperial / Double
More Cowbell Double IPABuffalo Bayou BrewingIPA - Imperial / Double
115Hop DelusionKarbach Brewing Co.IPA - Imperial / Double
Pussy WagonBrash Brewing CompanyIPA - American
114The JabberwockyLone Pint BreweryIPA - Imperial / Double
110Stone RuinTen Triple IPAStone BrewingIPA - Triple
ValkyrieSouthern Star Brewing CompanyIPA - Imperial / Double
108PuffSixpoint BreweryIPA - Imperial / Double
The EffectBrazos Valley BrewingIPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
104Hog HeavenAvery Brewing Co.IPA - Imperial / Double
Hog Heaven Barleywine (2014)Avery Brewing Co.IPA - Imperial / Double
103Mr. Chain-Blue LightningWest Flanders Brewing Co.IPA - Imperial / Double
ResinSixpoint BreweryIPA - Imperial / Double
102The MaharajaAvery Brewing Co.IPA - Imperial / Double
101Imperial IPA (2014)Green Flash Brewing CompanyIPA - Imperial / Double

Top Check-in Locations

Of the 451 locations I was brazen enough to check a beer in at, there are 165 where I checked in only once. Some of those were just for fun (Luckenbach Texas, Thumb Butte Lookout, The Carousel Bar in New Orleans, Leavenworth Federal Prison (the kids were so proud), Houston Air Traffic Control Tower (fly by), Hidden Corner Ewa Beach on Oahu, Grand Canyon National Park Airport, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Locker Room (at the game where the Packer came back from 21 down to beat the Cowboys with a backup QB!),  Cenote Yokdzonot (in the Yucatan), and the Bull Shark Feeding Grounds (I don’t remember where this was!).

Obviously at home check-ins were the highest. And yes, I’ve checked in 4 beers at Lambeau Field (so far!).

Check-In LocationTotal
Ketchersid Sports Bar484
Topgolf108
Kilburn's Tavern & Grille81
Mike's Pizza & Tap House56
Rockwell Grill49
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema- Vintage Park44
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill42
Willard's Tap House39
Mo's Irish Pub38
The Shack37
Whole Foods Market31
Bar fly31
Cigar City Brewing30
Buffalo Wild Wings24
The Holy Grail Pub23
Juanita's22
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse20
Big Storm Pinellas20
World of Beer18
US Post Office18
Freetail Brewing Co.17
Brick House Tavern + Tap16
Rumba Island Bar & Grill15
Petrol Station15
Mellow Mushroom14
Karbach Brewing Co.14
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium14
Texas Renaissance Festival13
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott13
Ker's WingHouse Bar &; Grill12
Crooked Thumb Brewing12
Craft Pride12
Brix Wine Cellars &; Restaurant12
The Hay Merchant11
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Liberty Station11
Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West11
Moon Tower Inn11
G'Raj Mahal Cafe11
City of Highlands Ranch11
Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden11
Amalie Arena11
Old School Pizza &; Suds10
Ketchersid Sky Bar10
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion10
Ceviche Tapas Bar &; Restaurant10
B-52 Brewing Company10
Taco Mac9
Fort Collins Brewery &; Tavern9
Dunedin Brewery9
The Westin Alexandria8
The Hideaway8
Tampa International Airport (TPA) (Tampa International Airport)8
Mike's Pizza and Tap House 28
Meddlesome Moth8
Hooters8
Ballast Point Tasting Room &; Kitchen - Little Italy8
Abel's on the Lake8
Peli Peli7
Mongoose vs Cobra7
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) (George Bush Intercontinental Airport)7
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen7
Chester's Hamburgers7
Brooks Tower7
Art and Soul7
Arkane Aleworks7
Valley Tavern6
Saltgrass Steak House6
New Belgium Brewing6
El Tiempo Cantina - Vintage Park6
Courtyard by Marriott6
BRC Gastropub6
54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse6
Whistle Stop Grill &; Bar5
Trademark Drink &; Eat5
The Quarter Bar &; Grill5
The Porter Beer Bar5
The Original Ninfa's on Navigation5
Penn Social5
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen5
La Taberna L__pulo5
JW Marriott Austin5
Jester King Brewery5
Freshcraft5
Frenchy's Rockaway Grill5
Cypress Street Pint &; Plate5
Brigadoon Brewery5
8th Wonder Brewery5
3 Stacks Smoke &; Tap House5
Watson's House of Ale's4
Twin Peaks Restaurant4
Taps Valley Gastropub4
Southern Star Brewing Company4
Shadow cliff swim club4
Saint Arnold Brewing Company4
Rock Bottom Brewery4
Reserve 1014
Punta Cana Dominican Restaurant4
Pizza e Birra4
Outback Steakhouse4
Omni Shoreham Hotel4
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown4
Oggi’s Pizza &; Brewhouse Point Loma4
Mike's Pizza &; Deli Station4
Makaha Valley Towers4
Maggiano's Little Italy4
Luz En Yucatan4
Lucky's Pub4
Lambeau Field4
La Bierhaus4
L'affaire est Ketchup4
Javelina4
Hop Scholar Ale House4
Hank's Oyster Bar4
Great Divide Brewing Co.4
Draught House Pub &; Brewery4
Corsaire Microbrasserie4
City Acre Brewing4
Cedar Creek Caf_©, Bar &; Grill4
Capitol City Brewing Company4
Bare Arms Brewing Company4
American Airlines Center4
Wynkoop Brewing Co.3
White Horse Tavern3
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie3
United Club3
Tropicana Field3
Tilted Kilt King of Prussia3
Thumb Butte Trail3
The Vortex Bar &; Grill3
The Marketplace3
The Local Peasant3
The Jefferson Hotel3
The Big Texan Steak Ranch3
Rockyard Brewing Co.3
Ramen Tatsu-ya3
Prescott Brewing Company3
Poblano's Grill &; Bar3
Phantom Ales &; Home Brew Shop3
Odell Brewing Co.3
Mussel Bar &; Grille3
Mulligan's3
Megg's Cafe3
Lucille's3
La Merienda3
Kahlo3
Hotel S_°mara Inn3
Hog Island Oyster Co.3
Growler's Beer and Wine To Go3
Funkwerks3
Fredericksburg Brewing Company3
Foxworthy Shopping Center3
Falling Rock Tap House3
Exhibit Ale3
El Prez3
Dixie Tavern3
Cottonwood3
Carrabba's Italian Grill3
Can Can Brasserie3
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.3
Brick Store Pub3
Big Woodrow's3
Big Hops Gastropub3
Beer Market Co.3
Bavarian Brauhaus3
Baba Yega3
Avery Brewing Company3
Anothai Cuisine3
20 Mile Tap House3
Zona Arqueol__gica de Uxmal2
Wung Thai and Sushi Bar2
West Flanders Brewing Company2
USS Midway Flight Deck2
United Club - Terminal C2
TJ's Sports Bar &; Grill2
The Townsend2
The Sunset Restaurant2
The Strand Historic District2
The Shack Burger Resort - Rose Hill2
The Raven2
The Oasis on Lake Travis2
The Moon Under Water2
The Lion &; Rose British Restaurant &; Pub2
The Hoppy Monk2
The Crafted Plate2
The Cherry Cricket2
The Brown Hotel2
Tarpon Tavern2
Table and Tavern2
Swanky's Oysters &; Libations2
Stats Sports Bar &; Grill2
Sprouts Farmers Market2
South City Kitchen Vinings2
Shogun Hibachi Grill - Vintage2
Shady Grove2
Shack Burger Resort Telge2
San Antonio International Airport (SAT)2
Saint-Alexandre Pub2
Saigon Fresh2
Safety Harbor Grill &; Bar2
Royal Gorge Train Route2
Roy's Ko Olina2
Rolling Stone Bar &; Grill2
Rolling Oaks Golf and Sports Bar2
Raymond James Stadium2
Prescott Ear Nose &; Throat2
Pizza Italia2
Pete &; Shorty's2
Pacific Moon2
Omni Houston Hotel2
Odd Duck2
Norman Y. Mineta San Jos_© International Airport (SJC) (Norman Y. Mineta San Jos_© International Airport)2
Nolan's Pub2
Noe at the Omni Los Angeles2
Nick's Sports Bar &; Grill2
New World Brewery2
Naschmarkt2
Mythos Greek Taverna2
Mar y Tierra2
Manning's2
Manitou Springs Memorial Park2
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino2
Lone Pint Brewery2
Locatelli's Pizza2
Locatelli2
Local Pour2
La Vela Latina Beach Bar2
La Chapelle Pub &; Grill2
Knife &; Fork Gastropub2
Kaua'i Marriott Resort2
John Wayne Airport (SNA) (John Wayne Airport)2
Hobbit Cafe2
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center2
Hido Japanese Grill &; Sushi2
Hearsay Gastro Lounge2
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)2
Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)2
H-E-B2
Grind House Bar &; Grill2
Grille District2
Green Bay Distillery2
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant2
Fourth Street Shrimp Store2
FM Smoke House2
Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue2
Ferg's Sports Bar &; Grill2
Eureka!2
Equinox Brewing2
Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown Town Lake2
El Jarro De Arturo2
El Chile Cafe y Cantina2
Ducky's2
Drago's Seafood Restaurant2
Dr. Pepper Star Center2
Denver International Airport (DEN)2
Denver Beer Co.2
Cypress Station Grill2
Courtyard Marriott Atlanta Cumberland Center2
Courtside Grille2
Copperheads Taphouse2
CooperSmith's Pub &; Brewing :: Pubside2
Colorado Renaissance Festival2
Clearwater Yacht Club2
Clear Sky Draught Haus2
Chart House Restaurant2
Champions Restaurant &; Sports Bar2
Cenote2
Brother's Pizza2
Boiler House Texas Grill &; Wine Garden2
Boardwalk - Santa Monica Beach2
Black Sheep Lodge2
Billy's On Burnet2
Bernie's Burger Bus Stop2
Bear Creek Soccer Fields2
BB's Tex-Orleans Cooking!2
Barton's Lounge2
Barren Hill Tavern &; Brewery2
Barley Mow Brewing Company2
Baker St. Pub &; Grill2
Auberge St-Antoine2
Apoala | Mexican Cuisine2
All_¥ French Rotisserie2
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz2
A_©roport International Jean-Lesage de Qu_©bec (YQB) (A_©roport International Jean-Lesage de Qu_©bec)2
8th Avenue Pub2
400 Beach Seafood &; Tap House2
11 Below Brewing2
Wrecking Bar Brewpub1
Woodway &; Voss1
WinStar World Casino and Resort1
Via 3131
Twin Liquors1
Twin Liqours1
Tuckahoe Plantation1
Train1
Toyota Center1
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar &; Grill1
Titletown Brewing Co.1
Tilted Kilt Clearwater1
Thumb Butte Lookout1
The Villa Restaurant of Woodland Hills1
The Trinity Hotel1
The Train Tracks1
The Ronald Reagan Pub1
The Ranch at Las Colinas1
The Pool1
The Palace1
The Old Stone Church Restaraunt1
The Hot Tub At The Fairfield Inn1
The Goodwin1
The Container Bar1
The Carousel Bar &; Lounge1
Thai Chili1
Terminal B1
Tanq1
Tampa Bay Brewing Company1
TAG Lounge &; Bar1
Swift's Attic1
SUR Beach House1
Stopped By A Train1
St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater1
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Overland Park1
Speakeasy1
Southside Flying Pizza1
Southern Star Brewing Company Taproom1
somewhere in houston1
Soda Springs Park1
Smart Financial Centre1
SLS Las Vegas1
Shaburi1
Sea Devil Tavern1
Santikos Silverado 19 IMAX1
Sam Snead's Tavern1
Sal's Italian Restaurant1
Rusty Bellies1
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)1
Richmond International Airport (RIC)1
Poppy's Seafood Grill1
Polish Pub1
Piedra de Agua1
Phillip's Seafood1
Phantom Ranch1
Perfect Landing Restaurant1
Pepsi Center1
Pateros Creek Brewing1
Pappas Seafood House1
Osteria Mazzantini1
opa's schnitzel haus1
Onion Creek1
Omni Hotel at CNN Center1
Nocturne1
Niko Niko's1
New Orleans City Park1
Native Bar and Kitchen1
Na Pali Coast1
Monarch Restaurant1
MKT BAR1
Minute Maid Park1
Miller Outdoor Theatre1
Mellow Mushroom - San Antonio1
McCray's Tavern on the Square1
McCarran International Airport (LAS)1
MAX's Wine Dive Austin1
Luis Mu_±oz Mar__n International Airport (SJU) (Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Mu_±oz Mar__n)1
Luckenbach Texas and Dance Hall1
Luckenbach1
Local Republic1
Little India1
Little Colorado River Gorge1
Levi's Stadium1
Lemaire1
Leavenworth Federal Prison1
Latin Bites1
Lankford's Grocery &; Market1
La Tratto Santa Luc__a1
La Chaya Maya1
La Carafe1
Kurios By Cirque Du Soleil1
King's Bierhaus1
Kennedy's Chicago Pizza1
Kansas City International Airport (MCI) (Kansas City International Airport)1
Johnson Beer Fridge1
Jackson's Denver1
Houstonia Magazine1
Houston Greek Festival1
Houston Air Traffic Control Tower1
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin1
Hotel El Convento1
Hopdoddy Burger Bar1
Hoover's Cooking1
Hilton Austin1
Hidden Corner Ewa Beach1
Harvest by Roy Ellamar1
Hard Eight BBQ1
Hall of Fame Chophouse1
Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen &; Bar1
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken1
Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN)1
Gordon Biersch Bar &; Restaurant1
Galveston Seawall1
Galveston Beach @ Murdochs1
Frankies Spuntino 5701
Frank &; Angie's1
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History1
Ford Thunder Alley - West Plaza, Tampa Bay Times Forum1
Flight 17051
El Tucho1
El Naranjo1
Editing Desk1
Echo Lake Lodge1
Dubliner Restaurant &; Pub1
Dover's Grill1
Discovery Green1
Denver Oktoberfest1
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)1
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Locker Room1
Cypress Saloon1
Cured1
Craft Street Kitchen Oldsmar1
Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station1
Clicks Billiards San Antonio North1
Chipotle Mexican Grill1
Chinatown Express1
Chi'lantro1
Chefusion Bar/lounge UPstairs1
Cenote Yokdzonot1
Carlyle Club1
Capparelli's Restaurant1
Canyon Creek1
Cafe Marrese1
Cabo Wabo1
Bull shark feeding grounds1
Bonefish Grill1
Bombay Pizza Co.1
Blue Bar at Brenner's on the Bayou1
BJ's1
Bikestation Washington DC1
Barclays Center1
Ban Thai Restaurant - Clearwater1
Ban Thai Restaurant1
Bam Bam Vietnamese1
Balliceaux1
Bahama Breeze1
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) (Austin Bergstrom International Airport)1
AT&;T Stadium1
AOA Bar &; Grill1
Antico Pizza Napoletana1
AMC Willowbrook 241
Alley Theatre1
Alamodome1
Acme Oyster House1
3rd Bar Eating House1

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BikeBuiltForMany

We Survived the Fort Collins Bicycle Breweries Tour

A tour of several Fort Collins breweries (13 as of this writing)? On bicycles you say?

It wasn’t a bike like the one in the photo (that is for next time), but this is a great trip for anyone interested in a leisurely bike ride on some excellent trails. And beer. Lots of beer.

Thanks to Sue and Lee for putting it together.

Did I mention that we had some beer?

A few statistics:

7 out of 13 breweries visited: FCB (The Fort Collins Brewery), New Belgium, ODell, FunkWerks, CooperSmith’s, Pateros Creek, and Equinox (on Sunday). The ones we missed (or saved for next time) were Black Bottle Brewery, Freedom’s Edge, Horse & Dragon, 1933 Brewing, C.B. and Potts. We also missed Anheiser-Busch…on purpose.

We did hit one distillery, which we all agreed was a mistake. The whiskey was good, but the mixing with beer…not so much.

23 beers logged on UnTappd (see below).

We logged many miles ridden, a couple of spills (Mimi’s was the worst! Ouch!) and one trick dismount/remount to impress my wife.

Trails to get there

 

The map above is an excerpt from the huge map of the trail system in and around Fort Collins, which has many trails for us to try on the next trip. Click on the map above and it will take you to the web site with the larger map.

Audrey and I had not been on bicycles for many many years. We did a short ride in Denver the day before we headed to Fort Collins just to get back in the saddle, and it was a good thing we did. Lee had mapped out a great ride for us to get from our hotel (the Hilton off of Prospect, on the map near where is says “Lilac Park”) down to Spring Creek Trail over to Poudre Trail and up to our first brewery, Fort Collins Brewery.

It was a great day, a great scenic trail ride along side a small stream for a good part of the way on Spring Creek trail, and past a few parks. There were lots of riders out.

As we got to the intersection of Poudre Trail, which goes along the Pourdre River, we noticed several people coming back. Some told us the trail was underwater, but being intrepid and in need of beer, we carried on. What’s a little water?

It was a lot of water. The snow melt had made the trail impassable. There were signs closing the trail as it went south, and that part was obviously under several feet of rushing water. We were able to go north a bit from the intersection of Spring Creek Trail and Poudre trail, and though we could see the other side of the trail, it would have been a nice wade (not ride) through at least waist high water to get there.

Nice Day to ride along Spring Creek Trail

Sue thinks about an attempt – Arrow shows trail resuming out of the water
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Untappd on AppAnnie

The Psychology of UnTappd

If you haven’t heard of or used the app known as Untappd, you may not be a beer drinker. But the rise in Craft Beer brewing and drinking in America (see a good infographic here) has pushed many Americans out of their lager drinking malaise and into enjoying the multitude of tastes that are presented by the craft beer industry.

If they treated introductions like a MLM scheme, I’d own part of UnTappd by now :). And that is the beauty of the mixture of social media, location, goals/badges and history/statistics that UnTappd succeeds at: it is an app that you want to share, and after sharing, you encourage your friends to use. That psychology is what all social media type apps should strive for.

The app is simple: you have a beer, you log that beer in UnTappd. If you desire, you can include a ranking (one to five bottle caps), a location (from Foursquare’s massive location database), a picture (which, like all social media photo sharing can come back to haunt you) and a comment.

This app is free, and that, plus making it available on as many platforms as possible, is a genius move by the developers.  By simply giving users the means to track their beers, they are building a huge data warehouse of likes, dislikes and drinking characteristics (when, where, what type, with whom) that any brewery or pub/bar would be mad not to take advantage of. Breweries can register to manage their brand on the site here.

This is the opposite approach of the app which is leading in profits in May 2013 on the iOS App Store, Candy Crush Saga. Candy Crush is also free but makes revenue based on in-app purchases that help get through levels users are stuck on (note that one does not have to purchase anything to get through the levels, a user just needs patience…the fact that Candy Crush Saga is leading in revenues is a clear indicator that US app users want instant gratification and are willing to pay for it).

The appeal and staying power of the app is revealed in this chart from App Annie: since its release in October 2011, the app has stayed in the top 250 for Free iOS App Downloads and usually in the top 100. (chart after the break) (more…)

Karbach and Saint Arnold's Brewery Tours

Karbach and Saint Arnold’s Brewery Tours

More and more craft breweries are popping up in Texas and in the Houston area. We are privileged to have two of the best: Karbach and Saint Arnolds. According to my UnTappd stats (and if you don’t know what UnTappd is, you should!) these are the top two breweries that I have sampled – 19 from Saint Arnold and 15 from Karbach (when Firestone Walker comes to Texas, they may shoot to first!).

The New Yorker’s “Mapping the Rise of Craft Beer” has Karbach as the 2nd fastest growing brewery in the nation (over 8,000 barrels in 2012), with Saint Arnold’s  the 44th largest (just over 49,000 barrels in 2012).

Below are some notes and pictures on “touring” each of these two fine breweries. Karbach is closer and they serve more darker beers which my wife and I enjoy, so we’ll continue to visit them more frequently…but not in the hot Texas summer; the A/C at Saint Arnold’s is a requirement during those months! (more…)

my septic tank: it likes beer and works like your beer belly

Guinness

geek job #19: “Acquiring” beer for developers

I know without a doubt the motivation of the gent who purloined 450 kegs of beer from the Guinness Brewery in Dublin.

The old myth is that whenever you want to get a technical job done, you grab your system administrators, database administrators, developers, or appropriate techno-geek gods, lock them in a computer room or data center, throw raw meat in the room and not letGuinness them out until the job is done.

This is, of course, an urban myth.

You don’t feed them meat, you feed them beer. All good managers know that. (more…)

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Re-reading Tad William's Memory, Sorrow and Thorn

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