Ratebeer iPhone App

As far as I am concerned, there are two major online databases for tracking, tasting, and documenting craft beer.  I use Ratebeer.com.

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It has a simple interface, I can make as little or as much tasting notes as I want for everything I try and I can even simply “tick” the beers I sample if I am merely counting or looking only for ones I haven’t had before.  I’m coming up on my 10 year anniversary as a member of Ratebeer and have logged nearly 2,000 different craft beers along the way.  Some, were full pints, some were samplers but each one a little adventure in it’s own right.

Until recently there has not been an official mobile app for Ratebeer.  Although there has been “BeerBuddy” for a while, I don’t think it is an officially sanctioned Ratebeer app.  Though the notes and ratings can sync between the mobile app and the RB site.  There has been a .99$ version of the app for a long time and about a year ago a free version was released, that gave you 3 free bar-code scans. (Ponying up the dollar for the paid version gave you unlimited scans).  A recent Facebook post from Ratebeer’s fearless leader Joe Tucker, suggested that there will be a new Ratebeer app released soon.  I threw my hat in the ring for an early review but haven’t gotten a response yet.  Possibly those privileges are reserved for media outlets that have readers/subscribers that number in the double digits at least.

As an iPhone user I will be watching and hoping for this soon and will post my experiences and observations here when I finally get my hands on it.

 

 

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