What's Globally Trending This Week

Here we are at the end of August, the warm summer months coming to an end. This week certainly was a long week on my end but I enjoyed a few great beers throughout the week during the Virtual Happy Hours with Alisa Bowens-Mercado & Andy Crouch. What was the community drinking this week? I pulled the top beers (sorted by unique user check-ins), from non-macro breweries (as defined by the Brewers Association) from this week to share with you! Without further ado - here's a countdown of the top 10 trending beers of the week:

10. Hazy Jane from BrewDog

Hazy Jane


IPA - New England

Total (?) 86,792

Unique (?) 68,280

5% ABV



64,231 Ratings

The haze craze is real and people are loving this beer with a near 4-star rating. This beer was so popular that BrewDog made another lower strength version called Hazy O-G, which was another big hit!

9. Chuggernaut - Amundsen Bryggeri


Amundsen Brewery

Collaboration with Devil's Peak Brewing Company

IPA - Session / India Session Ale

Total (?) 34,911

Unique (?) 31,373

4.7% ABV

40 IBU


29,985 Ratings

From 2016-2018, the Session IPA style was the highest trending style on Untappd surpassing regular IPAs. This beer is a collaboration between Devil's Peak Brewing Co. and Armusden Bryggeri. It's a juicy double dry-hopped, Session England Style IPA that claims it will "blow your mind with a total hop overload, tropical, juicy and hazy." The can artwork is really awesome too!

Amundsen Brewery by Chuggernaut

Jens E. is drinking a Chuggernaut by Amundsen Brewery at Enebacken

Väldigt krämig å fin! Perfekt törstsläckare👍


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8. Hops For Hipsters - HaandBryggeriet

Hops For Hipsters


IPA - New England

Total (?) 6,790

Unique (?) 6,597

6% ABV



6,390 Ratings

I love the name! This beer hails from HaandBryggeriet from Norway and is a New England Hazy IPA with American hops to give a more tropical aroma and flavor. Given its new-ish release last month, it's great to see it trending!

7. Rue B. Soho Grapefruit Lager - Ska Brewing

Rue B. Soho Grapefruit Lager

Ska Brewing

Lager - Helles

Total (?) 19,849

Unique (?) 18,676

5% ABV

16 IBU


17,476 Ratings

Our first American brewer on the list! This Hells Lager weighs in at 5% ABV with 15 IBU and is packed with grapefruit notes and cascade hops. Brewed by Ska Brewing out of Colorado, it has a distinct color and I'm sure it's extremely refreshing to hit in the summer months.

Ska Brewing by Rue B. Soho Grapefruit Lager

Måns H. is drinking a Rue B. Soho Grapefruit Lager by Ska Brewing at Untappd at Home

Great lagertaste with that bitter fresh grape aftertone. Excellent balance. Good job Ska Brewing.

Purchased at Systembolaget


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6. La Chouffe Blond - Brasserie d'Achouffe

La Chouffe Blond

Brasserie d'Achouffe

Belgian Strong Golden Ale

Total (?) 498,202

Unique (?) 306,750

8% ABV

20 IBU


275,906 Ratings

This gnome is iconic! Brewed by Brasserie d'Achouffe out of Belgium, this beer has a slightly hoppy taste, combining notes of fresh coriander and fruity tones and apparently "is the drink which gives them their zest for life." Last time I had this beer was back in 2013 when I was on a trip to the Netherlands!

Brasserie d'Achouffe by La Chouffe Blond

Rutger v. is drinking a La Chouffe Blond by Brasserie d'Achouffe at Pâtisserie du Hérou

Na een klapband met de mountainbike


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5. Elvis Juice - BrewDog

Elvis Juice


IPA - American

Total (?) 446,629

Unique (?) 298,049

6.5% ABV

40 IBU


277,630 Ratings

Another BrewDog hit on the list! They are killing it recently! This American IPA has a bitter edge that will "push your citrus tolerance to the brink!". It's loaded with grapefruit and has a caramel malt base. It features Amarillo, Citra, Magnum, Mosaic, and Simcoe. Talk about a hop bomb!

BrewDog by Elvis Juice

Artem Z. is drinking an Elvis Juice by BrewDog at Untappd at Home

Шоколад обёрнутый в грейпфруте

Purchased at ПивZона


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4. Samuel Adams OctoberFest - Boston Beer Co

Samuel Adams OctoberFest

Boston Beer Company


Total (?) 1.02M+

Unique (?) 434,459

5.3% ABV

16 IBU


383,928 Ratings

Fall is coming! This week, we saw a rush of check-ins to OctoberFest style beers. As we discussed on our Virtual Happy Hour with BeerEdge's Andy Crouch, some people enjoy this style of beer year-around!

Boston Beer Company by Samuel Adams OctoberFest

Forrest G. is drinking a Samuel Adams OctoberFest by Boston Beer Company at Untappd at Home

Rich and robust malts play out so well here. Classic German flavors. I think people deliberately rate this beer lower because of its macro status. Delicious beer!

Purchased at State Liquor Store #39


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3. Killer Pale - Stigbergets Bryggeri

Killer Pale

Stigbergets Bryggeri

Pale Ale - New England

Total (?) 7,568

Unique (?) 7,382

5.5% ABV



7,136 Ratings

A New England Pale Ale from Stigbergets Bryggeri in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län Sweden, coming in at 5.5% ABV! Killer Pale and a killer whale, with a killer can design!

Stigbergets Bryggeri by Killer Pale

Jacob A. is drinking a Killer Pale by Stigbergets Bryggeri

Mmm, så här ska en Pale smaka enligt mig! Hazard o extra humlig - saknas lite skumkrona bara av någon anledning

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2. Punk IPA - BrewDog

Punk IPA


IPA - American

Total (?) 914,836

Unique (?) 439,923

5.2% ABV

35 IBU


404,938 Ratings

Punk IPA has been globally trending on Untappd for quite some time and definitely seen a huge increase in unique users check-ins since May, I tweeted about it recently showing an increase of the beer across the world in terms of unique user check-ins.

BrewDog by Punk IPA

andre b. is drinking a Punk IPA by BrewDog


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1. Deadhead IPA Series: Extended Jam - DESTIHL Brewery

Deadhead IPA Series: Extended Jam


IPA - New England

Total (?) 35,461

Unique (?) 32,345

6.8% ABV

70 IBU


30,471 Ratings

The number one spot got to DESTIHL out of Normal, IL (yes Normal). As listed on their Untappd page, the IPA series "melds the alluring vibe of our favorite music with unbounded takes on the hoppy beers we love to drink, unleashing a whole new groove". The Extended Jam features Pilsen malt, flaked oats, wheat, and an encore of Mosaic and El Dorado hops, awakening jammy aromas and flavors reminiscent of tropical & stone fruits. Delicious!

DESTIHL Brewery by Deadhead IPA Series: Extended Jam

Thomas R. is drinking a Deadhead IPA Series: Extended Jam by DESTIHL Brewery at Untappd at Home

Mosaic, galena & el dorado HOPS! Like :)


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Did you check-in to one of these beers this week? What did you think? Share the check-in to your socials and tag me @gregavola and @untappd! I love to see what you're drinking throughout the week. Cheers! 


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