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This App is How You Find the Best Craft Beer in London

April 28, 2014 at 5:21 PM | by | ()

As a beer drinker who makes his home in Denver, a city whose craft beer scene has absolutely exploded, this writer knows what a gamble it is to pull a chair up at a pub. With little to go on other than hearsay, you’re not sure what you’re going to end up with. For someone living in the city and catching a beer after work, a bad pint is not the end of the world – it’s research. But for someone traveling through town on both a financial and timely budget, getting it right suddenly becomes more important.

This same problem comes up for travelers in London, another big beer city, where one of the top activities is to go grab a brew with friends at a pub. But which pub? And which beer? We found the perfect app to solve this dilemma, appropriately named Craft Beer London, that allows you to bypass the usual suspects of Newcastle and Stella and find yourself a good craft beer. The app, which can be used offline for everything except images and location, includes all of the following:

· Reviews and beer recommendations for craft breweries.
· Ratings, photos, reviews, location, contact details, and beer recommendations at craft beer pubs.
· Reviews, details, and locations of shops that sell craft beer.
· A map that compares your location to the nearest craft beer pubs, shops, and breweries, perfect for pub crawls.
· The latest news about London’s craft beer scene, including the opening of new breweries and pubs.

The app costs $2.99 for the iPhone and $2 for the Android. Another option or supplement is to follow the app on Twitter, @CraftBeerLondon, where you can find a lot of the same information in real time. This is also a good avenue for asking for specific recommendations based on your wants.

Cheers, and here’s hoping more cities develop such comprehensive apps as the craft beer scene continues to swell and rub elbows with corporate brewers.

[Photo: Craft Beer London]

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