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App update!

New toys! The Beer Citizen apps for both Android and iOS have just been updated to version 1.5. New features include:

  • Leaderboards. You asked for it! The leaderboards show which Citizens have been hard at work entering data, which beers and breweries are doing well over various timeframes, and more. Pro-tip: If you’re aiming for Citizen of the Month and a free Beer Citizen t-shirt, being listed on the leaderboards is a good start!

  • Review sorting. Now you can sort reviews to see what beers you or any other Citizen liked most/least or sort by other metrics. 

    Step 1: tap the review count on any user or beer profile:
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    Step 2: select how you want to sort the reviews from the pull-down menu:
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    Step 3: profit.

  • Photo deletion. If you ever upload the wrong photo, or one you just don’t like, you can now delete it by simply clicking the link below the full-size photo.
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  • Performance improvements. Lots of things under the hood have been addressed to make things smoother and snappier all over the place.

  • SSL support. We worry about site and data security so that you can focus on the beers and reviews! So, relax and have another cold one!

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Drinking in Denver, Flashback Edition

As many of you know, it’s that time of year again, the big show is on! We’re talking, of course, about the Great American Beer Festival. We’re not there this year, mainly because the timing just didn’t work out for us, and we’re busy at work on new features for Beer Citizen. That said, we were just in Denver and had a fantastic time drinking in the local beer culture, where GABF fever was already in the air. Here are a few pics from the adventure:

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Falling Rock Tap House was an obvious stop to take in the local wares, and sample as many brews as possible that we can’t get back in our native lands. It’s also the home of the aforementioned GABF countdown. We could have spent days here, but our livers would never forgive us.

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Great Divide (Beer Citizen profile here) was the first brewery stop, with an abundant selection of Yeti stout variants, some tasty pizzas, and a good selection of bottles to take on the go.

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Denver Beer Co. (Beer Citizen profile here) was another must-stop location, featuring not only a great selection of tasty hop showcases, but also the perfect weather and environment to enjoy them in.

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Prost Brewing (Beer Citizen profile here) was the last brewery stop on what proved to be an all-too-short trip. We were there just in time to enjoy some tasty pretzels, homemade BBQ, and help ring in their first anniversary! Ein prosit, indeed.

Denver’s an awesome city, with a rich beer history, inviting culture, and beautiful surroundings. We look forward to going back soon, hopefully for GABF next time around. If you’re lucky enough to be there now, cheers to you!

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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 for iOS is now available!
It’s finally here! Starting today, you can download the Beer Citizen app for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Did we mention it’s free?Download it today!
The app shares a similar user interface with our recently announced mobile web version. You can read more about how the interface works in that announcement. The best new feature the app brings is that you can now upload photos!
Don’t have an iOS device? The Android app is coming soon, and in the meantime you can access beercitizen.com with your mobile device’s browser to use the mobile web app. As always, we look forward to hearing your questions and feedback!

Beer Citizen for iOS is now available!

It’s finally here! Starting today, you can download the Beer Citizen app for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Did we mention it’s free?Download it today!

The app shares a similar user interface with our recently announced mobile web version. You can read more about how the interface works in that announcement. The best new feature the app brings is that you can now upload photos!

Don’t have an iOS device? The Android app is coming soon, and in the meantime you can access beercitizen.com with your mobile device’s browser to use the mobile web app. As always, we look forward to hearing your questions and feedback!

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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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How Beer Citizen Uses Data
It’s a question we’re asked often, and one we started with ourselves: what makes Beer Citizen different from other beer review apps? The short answer, as you may have surmised, is data. We created Beer Citizen as a new way to review beer by entering experiential data, and a new way to discover beers by leveraging that data.
Other review sites (even outside of the beer world) typically rely on written reviews or simple 5-star ratings. Written reviews are inherently subjective. By the time a beer has dozens, perhaps hundreds or even thousands of reviews, how many do you have to read to get an understanding of what the beer is actually like? Other sites tend to use an overall rating as the main point of interest. While it tells you how much a community likes a beer, it doesn’t show you - at a glance - what you’ll experience in a beer.
Beer Citizen solves this problem by focusing on the data of the experience. By simply identifying perceived traits of a beer, and then quantifying the intensity of each, a review becomes much more useful, and more suited to explaining what a beer is like. As more people enter data for a given beer, each review factors into a beer’s overall profile. In one glance, you can see what the community as a whole thinks a beer looks, smells, tastes, and feels like. You can, of course, still enter written tasting notes (and more) with your review, but it’s the data that we believe will make Beer Citizen your go-to beer reference.
Beer Citizen is currently in beta while we collect data (from people like you) and refine the system. As we get closer to a critical mass of review data, we’ll be introducing a ton of fun and useful tools. Ideas on the horizon include:
Discovering similar beers, based on trait data
Comparing a beer to a style as a whole
Comparing one style of beer to another
Searching for beers based on desired traits
These are just a few things we have on the roadmap, but we can’t do it without data. So grab a beer, enter a review, and help beer enthusiasts everywhere find a better beer. Let’s drink!

How Beer Citizen Uses Data

It’s a question we’re asked often, and one we started with ourselves: what makes Beer Citizen different from other beer review apps? The short answer, as you may have surmised, is data. We created Beer Citizen as a new way to review beer by entering experiential data, and a new way to discover beers by leveraging that data.

Other review sites (even outside of the beer world) typically rely on written reviews or simple 5-star ratings. Written reviews are inherently subjective. By the time a beer has dozens, perhaps hundreds or even thousands of reviews, how many do you have to read to get an understanding of what the beer is actually like? Other sites tend to use an overall rating as the main point of interest. While it tells you how much a community likes a beer, it doesn’t show you - at a glance - what you’ll experience in a beer.

Beer Citizen solves this problem by focusing on the data of the experience. By simply identifying perceived traits of a beer, and then quantifying the intensity of each, a review becomes much more useful, and more suited to explaining what a beer is like. As more people enter data for a given beer, each review factors into a beer’s overall profile. In one glance, you can see what the community as a whole thinks a beer looks, smells, tastes, and feels like. You can, of course, still enter written tasting notes (and more) with your review, but it’s the data that we believe will make Beer Citizen your go-to beer reference.

Beer Citizen is currently in beta while we collect data (from people like you) and refine the system. As we get closer to a critical mass of review data, we’ll be introducing a ton of fun and useful tools. Ideas on the horizon include:

  • Discovering similar beers, based on trait data
  • Comparing a beer to a style as a whole
  • Comparing one style of beer to another
  • Searching for beers based on desired traits

These are just a few things we have on the roadmap, but we can’t do it without data. So grab a beer, enter a review, and help beer enthusiasts everywhere find a better beer. Let’s drink!

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