New Badge: Fest of Both Worlds

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Jack's Abby Brewing Company has teamed up with the World's Oldest Brewery – Weihenstephan – to create a once-in-a-lifetime, fest-inspired collaboration lager. There may be nearly 1,000 years difference in the founding of these breweries, but they are much more alike than they are different. That kindred spirit inspired the collaboration dubbed Fest Of Both Worlds.

The goal for this project was to brew a beer that honored historical brewing methods while infusing it with modern innovations to create a delicious fest beer. The Research Center Weihenstephan BLQ of the Technical University of Munich shared the TUM 34/70 yeast strain with Jack's Abby as part of this collaboration. This yeast is famously known as the original Bavarian lager strain and brings true brewing heritage to this beer. Jack's Abby also employed a decoction mashing technique and lagered the beer in horizontal tanks furthering the traditional methods of brewing for this beer.

To bring some modern innovation Jack's Abby Brewing used some modern hopping methods and some atypical hops – Sterling and Adeena. These hops, along with Pilsner and Munich malts create an assertive hop profile on a balanced malt backbone. The beer is easy to drink with subtle herbal and spicy notes.

"What I Like about this project is that it came along organically over 5 years of friendship. Jack has the mind of a German brewer and the heart of an American." – Matthias Ebner, Global Brand Ambassador, Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephan rarely does collaborations in the United States. In fact, this marks only the 3rd in the company's storied history. The two breweries have been forging a relationship over the past 5 years including multiple trips to each other's breweries and many shared lagers.

"It's a remarkable honor to have the opportunity to brew a collaboration with one of the most iconic names in the world for lager. I've always looked to Weihenstephan for inspiration over my career and this marks a milestone for the brewery." – Jack Hendler, Co-Founder, Jack's Abby

This beer will be available only in Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, and Southern Maine starting August 18, and for a limited time. The two breweries will be celebrating the collaboration with a transcontinental party. The team from Jack's Abby will be traveling to Freising Germany to raise some steins at Volksfest in early September, and then the team from Weihenstephan will be returning to Massachusetts to celebrate with a series of events from September 14 – 17.

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The collaboration Celebration in Massachusetts includes the following events:

Thursday, September 14 – Collaboration Celebration Launch at Jack's Abby Craft Lagers 4:00 – 6:00

Weihenstephan and Jack's Abby will tap a ceremonial cask during a public happy hour and be on hand to mingle and discuss the project while raising some steins.

Friday, September 15 – Volksfest Party at TimeOut Market 5:00 – 8:30

A public celebration bringing the Volksfest feel to Massachusetts including music, games, and beers from both Jack's Abby and Weihenstephan.

Friday, September 15 – Volksfest After Party at Bronwyn 8:30 – 10:30

The teams from the two breweries will move up to Bronwyn in Somerville for an after-party celebration featuring beers from both breweries.

Saturday, September 16 – Best Festin' Party at Bell In Hand 11:30 – 4:30

Tapping into the "Old Meets New" theme, the teams are throwing a fest at America's Oldest Tavern and bringing all of your favorite fest events and music to the heart of Boston including a state championship qualifying Stein Holding Competition.

Sunday, September 17 – Frühschoppen at The German-American Club in Walpole 11:00 – 3:00

Frühschoppen is the traditional celebration of beers and brats for breakfast. The week of celebration concludes with one of the most fun ways to celebrate on Sunday.

Jack's Abby and Weihenstephan have forged a strong relationship bonded by the love of lager for years. Old-world talent meets new-world innovation in this collaboration to create The Fest Of Both Worlds.

Badge: Fest of Both Worlds

Important Update: After the resounding success and sellout of this canned beer at the Beer Hall, the best way to get your hands on this and earn this badge is the Untappd Oktoberfest box available now

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Fest of Both Worlds badge

To earn this badge: Check in one (1) Fest of Both Worlds by Jack's Abby between September 4 and October 16, 2023.

New Badge: Untappd Oktoberfest Beer Box

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Did you know the U.S. National Record for stein holding is currently 21 minutes, 17 seconds for men and 6 minutes, 10 seconds for women? 

How long can you hold a stein full of beer? 

Give the national record a shot with one of the beers in our new Oktoberfest Beer Box. 

Highlights Include:

  • Paulaner Oktoberfest
  • Hofbräu Oktoberfest
  • Spaten Oktoberfest
  • Hacker-Pschorr
  • Schilling Beer Co.
  • KCBC
  • Human Robot
  • Live Oak
  • And more!



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New Badge: You Are A Legend!

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You Are A Legend! badge

Oktoberfest is the world's most legendary beer festival and it deserves a legendary beer. Copper Legend is the perfect marriage of caramel, sweet toasty malts, and infinite drinkability. Raise one this fest season and Be The Legend!

Enjoy Copper Legend at any fall-themed activity, whether it be a tailgate or a bonfire, to become the legend of any fest! Of course, attending an Oktoberfest celebration, such as our own from September 22 to October 1 counts too!

We took the time to source the best ingredients for this beer including imported pilsner, Vienna, & Munich malts and imported Seitz Family hops. With a score of 99/100 by judges for Beer And Brewing Magazine, you can't go wrong with this Oktoberfest Lager.

Copper Legend is malty, smooth, and exceedingly drinkable. It balances both traditional German brewing techniques and modern innovations. Copper Legend pairs well with grilled veggies, savory sausage, and spaetzel.

Find it at your local liquor store, bar, or restaurant using our Lager Locator:

Are You A Legend? Try Copper Legend to find out!

To earn this badge: Check in one (1) Copper Legend by Jack's Abby Craft Lagers between September 1 and October 15, 2023.

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Copper Legend

Jack's Abby Craft Lagers


Total (?) 54,202

Unique (?) 38,978

5.7% ABV

22 IBU


34,929 Ratings

New Badge: Mind Haze Tropic Rocket IPA

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Mind Haze Tropic Rocket IPA badge

Blast into a psychedelic world of tropical hop flavor with Tropic Rocket—the latest addition to Firestone Walker's family of Mind Haze IPAs.

It's time for liftoff. Let your taste buds take flight with explosive flavors of passionfruit, melon and strawberry. Find Tropic Rocket on draft, or exclusively in the new Mind Haze Tropical Hazy Mixed Pack.

How to earn this badge: Check in one (1) Tropic Rocket or any other Mind Haze IPA by Firestone Walker between September 1 and 30, 2023.

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Mind Haze Tropic Rocket

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

IPA - New England / Hazy

Total (?) 223

Unique (?) 202

6.2% ABV

46 IBU


167 Ratings

Get The Best Oktoberfests RIGHT NOW

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Toasts, prosts, and clinking beer steins!

It's Oktoberfest season, aka our favorite time of the year. 

Can't get to Munich for the 188th Oktoberfest? 

Don't worry! We're bringing the world's largest beer festival straight to you. 

No plane ticket needed here. 

We're shipping you 12 Oktoberfests, Festbiers, and Märzens, thanks to our friends at Half Time.


We're including classics like: 

  • Paulaner Oktoberfest
  • Hofbräu Oktoberfest
  • Spaten Oktoberfest
  • Hacker-Pschorr

Along with current top-rated ones from:

  • Schilling Beer Co. 
  • KCBC
  • Human Robot
  • Live Oak
  • And more!

Get the most out of your prost!


New Badges: Shiner TexHex Series

Journal Entry #1909

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Shiner TexHex badge series

These days in the desert have been no stranger to surreal sights and otherworldly objects, but since the storm, it's felt different. The one locals call La Bruja has continued to evade me, but she's certainly left signs. Orbs of light, unexplainable weather, and of course, her fabled TexHex IPAs have become commonplace during my travels.

The very waters of West Texas seem to bend to her whim, guiding me deeper into the desert and uncovering more mysteries about the world of TexHex. It's become clear
that I have been chosen by her, and if you've found this entry, it means you've been chosen too.

I know not what secrets she has in store for us, but if we are to learn, her fabled IPAs are surely the best place to start.

To earn these badges:

Welcome to TexHex: Check in any one (1) Shiner TexHex IPA by Spoetzl Brewery between September 12 and October 13, 2023.

The Storm Caster: Check in any one (1) Shiner TexHex Storm Caster IPA by Spoetzl Brewery between September 12 and October 13, 2023.

Desert Alchemist: Check in one (1) Shiner TexHex Bruja's Brew by Spoetzl Brewery and one (1) Shiner TexHex Storm Caster by Spoetzl Brewery between September 12 and October 13, 2023.

New Badge: Punch Tailgate Pro: Prison Pals

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Punch Tailgate Pro: Prison Pals badge

The only thing better than having a beer? Well, it'd have to be having a beer with cigars at a tailgate party.

At Punch Cigars, we love tailgating because it allows us to indulge in our two deepest passions: beer and cigars.

Come to think of it, cigars and beer have a lot in common: they taste great, come in various shapes and styles, and they're fun to share with your friends (or selfishly keep stockpiled in your home if they're really good).

So to celebrate tasty beers and fine cigars, this year, Punch is co-hosting a series of tailgates with some of our favorite breweries as part of our Tailgate Like a Pro Campaign.

And first on the list is Prison Pals at Exit One Taproom in Florida City, Florida. We're loading up the Punch-mobile and heading to the Sunshine State for a party with all the tailgate essentials: smokes, suds, and lawn games. The event starts at 7 PM on August 31, and we hope you'll join us in person –– or at the very least –– in spirit with a couple of brews and a fine cigar, i.e., a Punch cigar.

If you're looking for a recommendation, we plan on having plenty of Punch Clásicos –– a 93-rated, full-bodied cigar –– with the Prison Pals Dorada Pampeana Blonde or the Abbaye 10, a Belgian Quadrupel.

We'll be back with more tailgate parties this season, so keep an eye out because we may be headed to your town! But in the meantime, you can earn this super sweet badge by checking in at the event. Or, if you can't make it, by checking in any Prison Pals beer between August 21 - September 21, 2023.

To earn this badge: Check in any one (1) Prison Pals Brewing Co. beer between August 21 and September 21, 2023.

New Badge: Go For The Green!

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Fore! We're excited to unveil the latest Space Dust IPA badge, Go For The Green!

Picture this: you're on the golf course, swinging with confidence when suddenly, your ball takes an unexpected detour into the rough. But fear not, fellow Linksman! In the spirit of the game, we know that sometimes the best memories are made from those wild, unpredictable shots. And what better way to toast to both success and mishaps than with a bold and balanced Space Dust IPA?

Our Go For The Green badge celebrates the unwavering spirit of golfers who keep swinging, no matter the outcome. Just like how a perfect swing feels as smooth as a well-crafted beer, earning this badge is a testament to your dedication to the game and your appreciation for the hoppy greatness of Space Dust IPA.

Learn more about Space Dust:

To earn this badge: Check in one (1) Space Dust IPA by Elysian Brewing between August 10th, 2023 and September 10th, 2023

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Space Dust IPA

Elysian Brewing Company

IPA - American

Total (?) 693,826

Unique (?) 404,679

8.2% ABV

62 IBU


370,407 Ratings

New Badge: Untappd Summer Sampler Beer Box

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Ready for a hella chill summer? 

Grab Untappd's Summer Sampler beer box. 

What do you want to sip on while splashing around the pool?

We want lighter, crisper, juicier beers. Ones that we can drink the live-long summer days.

We're talking juicy hazies, fluffy pales, luscious goses, crisp kölsches, and more from some of the hottest breweries nationwide, like:

  • Dancing Gnome
  • Equilibrium
  • Grimm
  • Hudson Valley Brewery
  • Southern Grist
  • Vitamin Sea
  • Wild East
  • Maplewood, and more. 

You get all 12 of these beers with shipping included. Yes, we ship these beers to you for free! 

You'll be swimming in beer while soaking up the chill summer vibes.



Sure thing! Get the Untappd Summer Sampler Beer Box Badge by checking in all twelve beers in the box.

That's it! 🤟 

What are you waiting for? 


New Badge: International Beer Day (2023)

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One of the most beloved beverages worldwide, beer deserves three cheers. 

Mark your calendar for August 4, 2023, aka International Beer Day

Since 2008, the first Friday in August has been recognized as a global holiday for beer lovers in more than 200 countries to raise a pint to those who have made the best ales and lagers in the entire universe. 

Just think about the global history of our favorite fermented beverage. 

Dating as far back as 7000 BCE, we've found evidence that the ancient Chinese brewed the first beer in the world (known as kui). 

And around 4000 B.C., Sumerian women were found on Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets brewing beer. 

Across Africa, you can find a plethora of traditional beers like umqombothi, chibuku, utshwala, joala, chang'aa, khadi, and araque, among many others. 

In Europe, we can thank England for the origins of IPA, along with styles we love like ESB, English pale ale, stouts, and porters. (Oh, and a little thing called real ale).

Germany became prolific for its Reinheitsgebot or Beer Purity Law, which states that a brewer can only make beer from four ingredients: water, barley, hops, and yeast. Popular styles they've developed include helles, kölsch, gose, märzen, altbier, rauchbier, bock, German pilsner, and so many more. 

In the Czech Republic, the town of Plzeň created the pilsner. Plus styles like Czech pale lager, Czech amber, and Czech dark lager, among others. (And they have a pretty cool way of pouring beer). 

Belgium has perfected styles like saison, lambic, single, dubbel, tripel, and quad

And the much-newer country of America has a few beer styles to call its own too. For example, steam beer, cream ale, black IPA, Kentucky common, American pale ale, American barleywine, American IPA, and a little thing called hazies

To celebrate International Beer Day, pour out one for all the people throughout history who had a hand in making that pint in your hand.

To earn this one: Check in any one (1) beverage between August 4 and 7, 2023

New Badge: Mead Day (2023)

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Did you know that mead is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) beverages in history? Some say mead is even older than beer or wine!

Though many people probably associate mead with medieval times, there's evidence of Chinese pottery vessels used for mead production dating back to 7000 B.C. in China. Throughout the following millennia, recipes for the sweet drink appeared with Vikings, Mayans, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans alike.

Created from fermented sugars in honey water, mead is one of the most versatile alcoholic beverages because it can easily absorb other organic ingredients like spices, fruit, and flowers.

Put this all together, and you get one pretty tasty drink.

Today, mead maintains its popularity across the globe and even has its own holiday, Mead Day

Thanks to The American Homebrewers Association, Mead Day has been celebrated on the first Saturday of August every year since 2002. 

This year, August 5th will be a day to honor mead, a fermented, alcoholic beverage produced and drunk by almost every culture in the history of civilization.

And now you can too!

To earn this badge: Check in any one (1) mead from August 5 - August 8, 2023.

New Badge: IPA Day (2023)

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On the first Thursday in August, we celebrate IPA Day. This homage to hops could quite possibly be the best day of the year! 

And unsurprisingly, now more than ever, you all are lovers of these little green cones. 

In 2021, the category "IPA - American" on the Untappd app ranked as the most checked-in style with over 7.2 million, followed closely by  "IPA – New England" with over 6.1 million. Of "The Top 10 Styles of 2021," four of the top five styles fell into the IPA category. 

And this year? 

As you can imagine, hopheads can say, 'Hip, hop, hooray" and rejoice because not much has changed. 

So far, of the five most-checked in styles, IPAs dominate, taking up the top four places! 

Hey, the numbers don't lie. 

But you probably didn't need us to throw fancy statistics at you to know that because you're already drinking an American, double, or hazy, double hazy, or session IPA right now. 

Hey, you may even be drinking a triple IPA, quad IPA, black IPA, Cold IPA, Belgian IPA, non-alcoholic, or Brut IPA(?). 

However you like your hops, just make sure on IPA Day, of all days, that you drink any kind of IPA. 

If you do, you'll unlock our "IPA Day (2023)" badge. 

To earn this one: Check in any (1) beer classified as IPA, including Non-Alcoholic Beer - IPA, between August 3 and 6, 2023.

ALERT: Grab the Hottest Beers of the Summer!

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Break out your sunscreen, flip-flops, and floaties.

Introducing Untappd's Summer Sampler! 

We're hitting the deck hard with the hottest beers of the summer in our new beer box, available now. 

No glass. No diving. No problem. 

We're shipping you 12 sessionable, crushable cans all in one summer sampler, thanks to our friends at Half Time. 


Hella Chill! But What's in Untappd's Summer Sampler?

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New Badge: Firestone Walker Hopnosis IPA

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Firestone Walker Hopnosis IPA badge

National IPA Day is upon us, so make it extra tasty with Firestone Walker's Hopnosis: a crisp and crushable Cold IPA brewed with Mosaic Cryo Hops for maximum hop flavor. Get the scoop on Hopnosis straight from the brewmaster's mouth in the NEW episode of "Beer Talk with Matt Brynildson."

If you haven't hopped aboard the Cold IPA train yet, grab a pint of Hopnosis to find out what the hype is all about. A new way to IPA—the future of beer is here.

How to earn this badge: Check in one (1) Hopnosis by Firestone Walker Brewing Company between August 2 and September 5, 2023.

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