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The Beer Citizen Shop is open for business!

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You know those spiffy t-shirts that are awarded to our Citizens of the Month? How about those handmade bottle totes you’ve seen on Twitter? Well, now’s your chance to pick them up for yourself, as well as many other beer-centric goodies, in the Beer Citizen Shop!

In addition to Beer Citizen swag, you’ll also have the opportunity to pick up several other awesome items we recommend any Citizen should own, from glassware to books to homebrew equipment. These items are sold by Amazon, and we just make a small percentage as an affiliate store.

We’ll just come out and say it… Beer Citizen is a labor of love. We’ve made it a point to keep the apps, the site, and everything it provides free of charge. The opening of the Beer Citizen Shop gives you the opportunity not only to help support the site (servers ain’t cheap!), but also to help spread the word to your fellow beer enthusiasts, and look sharp while you’re doing it!

If there’s ever anything else you’d like to see us offering in the shop (beer cozies? hats? flight paddles?), let us know via Facebook or Twitter and we’ll see what we can do! In the meantime, thanks for supporting Beer Citizen, and happy shopping!

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Beer Citizen’s 2013 Year In Beer

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Behold, the results of Beer Citizen's 2013 Year In Beer! All the graphs and numbers you see have been compiled based on reviews, traits, and other data we've gathered from your activity on Beer Citizen in 2013. A big thank you to all the citizens who helped us grow this past year. 2013 was our first full year up and running, and it's been a fun ride, thanks to you all. We look forward to bringing you lots of new features, more beer tools and data, and of course sharing many more beers with you in 2014!

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Join Team Beer Citizen for a Month of Mustache Majesty!

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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.

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Congrats to Ron, our November Citizen of the Month!

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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!

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Join Us for a World Bicycle Relief Fundraiser at GoodLife Brewing

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.

Where: GoodLife Brewing Company - 70 SW Century Dr | Bend, OR 97702

When: Sunday, July 21, 6:30-9:30p

Why: Raise funds to benefit World Bicycle Relief… And drink some great craft beer!!!

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Camping: Bottles or cans?

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?

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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!

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!

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Beer Citizen 1.1 Now Available for iOS and Android!

We’re happy to announce the latest updates to the Beer Citizen mobile apps! Aside from this being the first release of the Android app (announced here), there are some other great updates we want to let you know about:

New action button:
New action button
When you see this button on many pages throughout the app, give it a tap. On each page you’ll find a variety of relevant functions, including following and sharing beers and breweries, adding beers to your wishlist and cooler, or (ahem!) editing your profile… which brings us to…

Profile photos:
You can now add a custom profile photo right from the mobile app! Just visit your profile page (available from the home screen or drop-down menu in the header) then click the action button in the top right corner, and select “Edit your profile.” Tap the default “drinker image” or one that you’ve already uploaded and you’re prompted to take or choose a new photo. Easy!
 
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iOS updates:
We’ve updated the iOS app for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 compatibility. No more letterboxing on that shiny new iPhone 5!

Bug fixes:
We’ve fixed a number of small bugs in this release, including an issue where the location opt-out setting was not sticking.

We’re continuing to improve the apps, and will be rolling out some more enhancements soon. In the meantime, keep those reviews coming, citizens!

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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.

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.

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Beer Citizen now serving the mobile web

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!

Home screen

The home screen lets you search and browse for beers, access and edit your profile, or quickly access recent activity.

Find a beer

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.

Beer profile

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.

Review data entry

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!

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