Celebrate National Beer Day: 6 Apps For Beer Lovers
What goes through your mind when you hear the words draught, keg or cask? Does your mouth water when someone says Stout, Pale Ale or Lager? It’s a beer lover’s obsession we suffer from. There’s little that compares to the roasted malts or slow fermenting yeast; except when we get to drink it, of course.
So why not carry that appreciation for beer with you all the time? This list of top apps will provide fun, education and even a measure of safety, so you can continue to enjoy one of your favorite pastimes. National Beer Day happens on April 7, 2012, be prepared with these apps.
Beer Battery $0.99
The first two apps in the list spruce up your iPhone with some fun visuals. Beer Battery is a unique, visual way to keep track of your phones power level. When your phone’s unplugged, the app shows an ice-cold glass of beer on your screen. The moment you start charging your device, the bubbles start to rise. The greater the charge, the more beer you get. The app will sound when fully charged, and features a detailed display of the battery life left, according to the functions being used.
One of my favorites, I bought the iBeer app the moment I saw the demo. Choose from six different drinks, including Lager and Stout. Watch the foam and nectar of the gods’ rise, with full sound effects included. Shake the phone and the foam thickens, tilt the phone to your mouth and drink. Follow up with a hardy burp and a good laugh with your friends. If you want the app to do even more, you can purchase add-on packages to include milk, soda, wine and even celebrity voices.
iBeers Pro $3.99
If you’re looking for information on your favorite beer, there’s no better app than iBeers Pro. With a solid database of information, added to by thousands of user-submitted ratings, this is a must have reference.
- Over 2,700 Beers in the app database.
- Ability to update the database with user-entries.
- Add your own beer.
- Beer type, images, alcohol volumes, ratings (including “Must Try”).
iBeers Pro is an all-in-one app for those who want to learn more about this diverse drink, loved all around the world. A little pricy compared to its digital brothers, but worth every penny to the beer connoisseur.
Beer Match $0.99
The only thing that might improve the wonderful flavor of cold beer is the right food, of course. BBQ’s are great, but beer can compliment more than just a slab of beef. What goes best with Asian Food, Fish or your favorite type of cheese? With Beer Match, all you have to do is pick the food you’re thinking of serving and you’ll be given the best selection from 31 styles of beer to compliment your choice. This isn’t about beer companies, it’s about the styles of beer; you choose the company. With 500 foods to choose from, you’ll never get overwhelmed again with beer choices and what’s right for the main course.
Find Craft Beer $0.99
I’m a huge fan of the micro brews. There’s something unique about enjoying a delicious, nutty flavored beer made right in your own home town. Well, now you can enjoy the local bliss of Brew Pubs, Breweries, Beer Stores, Beer Bars and even Homebrew Shops by using the GPS feature of this app. Use your iPhone or iPad to find locations with your desired beer criteria and even share info through social networks. A finalist in the 2009 BestAppEver awards, this tool is well worth a buck.
Drink Tracker $1.99
The last pick is the hands down, must-have app of them all. Drink Tracker is a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Calculator and Breathalyzer Simulator for your iPhone or iPod Touch. It takes a little time to set up initially, but once your personal information is programmed in, this baby does it all.
- Automatically compares your blood alcohol intake and metabolic removal rate, updating every 60 seconds.
- BAC uses age, height, weight and gender for accurate calculation.
- If your phone is turned off, it will update the moment the phone is turned back on.
- Set a target BAC according to your profile and the app creates a timer to show how long until your target BAC is reached.
- The OUTTA HERE! feature uses Google Maps to get directions to home or next pub.
- Travel feature includes taxi services in the immediate vicinity, walking, bus and driving.
- Email a friend or SMS a contact to come get you.
There you have it, the best Beer Loving Apps for National Beer Day, and everyday. Have fun, be safe and cheers!