Posts tagged Beer Citizen
Posts tagged Beer Citizen
Beer Citizen is spending the month of November raising awareness of men’s health issues through the majesty of the mustache! Join the team to raise funds or donate money yourself, whichever Beer Citizen team member brings in the most cash be the end of the month will win a handcrafted 22oz. bottle box (see below).
Who can join?
Anyone can join! Those who can grow, do. Those who cannot, can offer support to the mustache in their lives by signing up and raising funds themselves. 'Stache or not, anyone can be an advocate for men's health awareness. Read more about being a Mo Bro or a Mo Sista.
How do I join?
Click on through to the Beer Citizen team page. Follow the instructions to register as part of Team Beer Citizen and start raising awareness now! And then treat yourself to a delicious beer.
Why should I join?
Besides raising awareness of men’s health issues, Beer Citizen giving away a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted 22oz. bottle box* for the team member who raises the most funds by the end of the month!
*Screen printed graphics on the box may vary.
When is Movember?
Uhhhh, November. The fundraising runs November 1st through the 30th. We’ll announce the winner of the handcrafted bottle box on Monday, December 2.
What if I’m too busy drinking and reviewing rare craft beer to join this team, much less grow a mustache?
We understand. Instead of joining the team, consider donating to support the cause. Chip in the price of a pint of your favorite ale and you’re helping make a difference.
All donations are made directly to Movember.com. For more information on the programs funded by Movember.com, click here.
Wed like to Congratulate Ron for becoming our newest Citizen of the Month! He’s earned himself a free Beer Citizen t-shirt for his consistent long-term efforts of adding quality data when he reviews beers, adding new beers to our database, and traveling around the US taking the apps where he goes. Give him a follow, and remember, you too, could win the honor (and the awesome shirt). Just keep that data (and new beers, corrections, photos, etc.) coming in!
Last year, Beer Citizen was lucky enough to sponsor a really amazing fundraising event at GoodLife Brewing Company, benefiting World Bicycle Relief. This year, we’re doing it again! If you’re in or around Bend, Oregon on Sunday, July 21, swing by for the truly delicious craft beers and bid on some great silent auction items, including select Beer Citizen swag!
And if you’re into cycling, the athletes of Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies will be there for the fun following the last stage of the Cascade Classic.
When: Sunday, July 21, 6:30-9:30p
Why: Raise funds to benefit World Bicycle Relief… And drink some great craft beer!!!
If one doesn’t pack the tasty brews, can one really be camping? Of course, it’s just a whole lot better with beer. With that settled, the question is this: bottles or cans? For the time being, bottles still offer far greater selection but cans are far more convenient. When you venture into the wild for a night under the stars, how do you choose which beers to bring?
Top rated beers, and new ways to browse!
Citizens have been asking for this feature, and now it’s here. You can now check out the list of the top 20 rated beers on Beer Citizen. Ratings are calculated using the average (mean) of each citizen’s most recent overall rating value. Each beer must have at least three unique ratings to be eligible. Don’t see your favorite in the list? Don’t agree with one you do see? Well, make sure to review the beer, as every vote counts.
To take further advantage of this new feature, we’ve revised the browse beers page on the site and the mobile apps to include a quick view of the top beers. On the site, this includes a new interface to more easily browse and discover great beers. As always, you can still access the full list of all the beers.
We hope you enjoy the new features… as always, we’d love to hear your feedback. We’ve got more great things on the way, so stay tuned!
Beer Citizen app for Android!
It’s here and it’s free! We’re excited to announce that the Beer Citizen app for Android phones and tablets is now available, for free, on Google Play. Now Android users can take Beer Citizen with them to the pub to review, research, and share beers on the go. You can also add beer, brewery and profile photos to share with other Citizens. The app is compatible with all Android devices running version 2.2 or higher, including a wide variety of phones and tablets. As always, if you don’t have an Android or iOS device, you can still use the desktop and mobile web versions of Beer Citizen.
The mobile web version of Beer Citizen is here! You can now take Beer Citizen with you to the pub! You can review, research, and share beers from the comfort of your barstool. All the essential features of the desktop site have been refined into a smartphone-friendly web app. It’s brand new, so we look forward to hearing your questions and feedback!
The home screen lets you search and browse for beers, access and edit your profile, or quickly access recent activity.
When browsing beers, you can view beers that have recently been reviewed, find a beer by style or country of origin, search for beers and breweries, or view the entire beer database. If you don’t find the beer you’re looking for, you can start the process of adding one from this screen.
When you get to a beer’s profile, you can quickly see the community’s rating and aggregated trait data. You can also view the beer’s description and vital statistics, reviews, activity and followers. Most importantly, this is where you can add (or update) your review.
When reviewing a beer, you can jump between the four trait categories, enter any number of traits and use the sliders to adjust the intensity of each. Add your overall rating, any tasting notes you’d like, check in at a location if you’re so inclined, and you’re done! Mobile photo uploads will be available soon in the native apps for iOS and Android (coming soon!).
By all means, let us know if you spot any issues, or think of any ways we can make the process of reviewing, finding, or adding beers any easier. Our goal is to make this as simple as we can, while still providing you with a powerful tool to review, discover, and share great beers.
Head on over to beercitizen.com on your smartphone now to get started! Cheers!
New Rating System
It’s been a fascinating experience listening to user feedback on our beta release. One aspect we’ve heard about frequently is the rating system, or “overall opinion.” Initially, our goal was to keep it simple and present three basic rating options (like, dislike & indifferent), but many users have voiced an interest in greater granularity; so, we’ve changed the system. We’ve replaced the previous system with a dedicated rating slider to give users more control in expressing their opinion of a beer.
A few notes about this change:
We hope that those of you who have entered reviews will update them with a rating value. We’re sorry to see the like/dislike opinions go, but such is the nature of being in beta, and we’re happy we’re making this change early.
As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback on the new rating system. Cheers!
World Bicycle Relief Fundraiser a Big Success!
Beer Citizen was a proud co-sponsor of a World Bicycle Relief fundraising event on July 22, at GoodLife Brewing Company in Bend, Oregon. The event was part of Optum Pro Cycling’s dedicated effort to raise funds to support World Bicycle Relief in providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles.
GoodLife Brewing provided a beautiful venue and some of the best beer in the Pacific Northwest. The silent auction featuring lots of sweet cycling gear and apparel donated by Optum Pro Cycling’s sponsors raised over $3500 for WBR and we couldn’t be happier to have been a part of it.