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Beer Buddy - Barcode Scanner

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•• #1 Beer App on App Store ••
•••'s official iPhone App •••
••• Voted to Men's Journal Top Apps of 2012 •••

Over 300,000+ beers and millions of user reviews at your fingertips. Browse and rate beers from every brewery, as well as find nearby stores, restaurants and bars all serving and selling beer.

Ever walk into a beer store and want to find out more about a beer? Sitting at a bar and see something intriguing on tap and you want to find out more? Want to see millions of ratings and reviews of you favorite craft beers?

••Barcode Scanning••
Beer Buddy allows you to use your device's camera to scan UPCs (barcodes) from beer bottles, cans, and cases, to obtain vital information pertaining to that particular beer. Discover history, alcohol content, user reviews, the brewery behind the beer, and much more all from scanning a barcode. If it happens that your beer has not been found via barcode scanning, add it to our vast database or search for it by name.

•• Integration and Reviews••
With Beer Buddy you will be able to actively interact with the web’s most complete beer database at With more than 300,000+ beers, and more being added everyday, the database is at your fingertips. Many beers in the database can now be scanned, found, rated and shared. Users that have a account will be able to write and post reviews to the website directly from Beer Buddy. Users will also be able to synchronize their ratings to their device for later offline viewing. All users will have the ability to read reviews from and see categorical scores for taste, aroma, palate, etc.

••Beer Finder••
“Beer Finder”, innovative enough to be an app by itself has been seamlessly integrated into Beer Buddy. Search for beers by name using Beer Buddys' intuitive auto complete search. You now have the ability to search the top beers in every country, the best seasonal beers, and’s Top 50 list. Ever wonder what the top beer is in the United States, South Africa or any other country in the world?? Now you have that ability in the palm of your hands.

Beer Buddy allows you to tap into a huge database of restaurants, beverage stores, bars, and breweries that serve your favorite beer. Using Places you can find these spots based on your current location, searching by name, or searching by address. Never go thirsty again!

••Beers On-Tap••
The “On Tap” feature is a new idea in beer apps that allows you to compose a list of beers you have not yet tried but would like to in the future. Now you can find a beer and add it to a list, read up on it, find beers from the same brewery and get a ton of other information. Beers “On Tap” can be easily transferred to your favorites or tasted list and reviewed.

••Favorites List••
Beer Buddy will also allow you to make a list of your favorite beers. Your favorites list will give you the ability to rank and rate your beers. With addition of new ales, porters, stouts, ciders, and more your favorites list can seamlessly be edited. Integration with social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

"This is by far the most comprehensive beer app out there, and will be your buddy to finding, drinking and rating beer. The app is directly integrated with so you can read reviews of any beer and locations (retailers, bars, and breweries), as well as provide your own ratings...You can start by either searching for the name of the beer or scanning the barcode. Once you find your beer, you can bookmark it for later via the “On Tap” function."

What's New in Version 2.7.6

- Fixed crash when rating beers on iOS 7.

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Customer Reviews

Perfect App for Beer Shopping

I live in an area with a lot of small craft breweries in addition to a couple of shops that stock a nice selection of international beers. As a beer lover I want to try as many different brews as possible but with prices ranging from $6-20 per bottle I can't buy every beer I see. This app is the perfect solution - I can scan barcodes and read reviews which help me determine if a particular brew would appeal to my palate. The tasted and notes options let me review the beers I've tried so I can check what I did/didn't like. I also love the "on tap" list so I can keep a running list of the beers I want to try. And finally I'm thankful for the store near me option so I can check out which shops near my current location have a good selection before I make the drive there.

Improvements - right now the ratings for a variety of beers aren't showing up on my taste list although when you click on the beer the information appears so it is in the database. I agree with other reviewers that recommendations based on your own reviews would be an excellent addition to the app also I'd like to see some sort of indicator on the beer listings when you've made notes about the particular brew.

Finally, I'd love to see a pairing recommendation for beer with food so I can find the perfect brew to compliment a meal I'm making.

I'd definitely recommend this app to other beer lovers.

The app I have been looking for

Didn't know this app existed until last night but it is the quintessential beer lovers app. I can finally take notes of what beers I've tried and what I want to try next and rate beers. Beer is great. This app pairs well with beer. Now you can say "oh that beer is terrible I gave it a 1.2 don't buy it" and stuff. It's awesome. I will say, I also got this whiskey app and it's all about whiskey and it recommends stuff for you. It also looks beautiful. It's the most beautiful app I've ever seen. To the developers of beerbuddy, make the app look better. I'd also add something where it learns what you like and what you don't like and gives you recommendations based off of that. Like Netflix. But with beer. Still 5 stars, keep it up!

Great App

Great for cataloguing your beer inventory and keeping track of what you've tasted. The barcode scanner is great and provides you with a pretty comprehensive database of beer throughout the world. My one gripe is the lack of consistency regarding the associated beer pictures. The other day, I scanned a beer and a picture of a Whole Foods growler popped up. Other times, it looks like someone took a picture of a bottle sitting in a recycling bin. Seems to me that with the use of the World Wide Web, this should a pretty easy fix. If a picture isn't available, why not use the brewery's insignia?...just a thought to clean the app up a bit. Otherwise, it is a very useful tool that any tech-minded beer enthusiast will love.

Beer Buddy - Barcode Scanner
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  • $3.99
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.7.6
  • Size: 9.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Basque, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese
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You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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