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Insiders Exclusive: A NEW “Super Style: IPA-Imperial/ Double New England” Badge

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Maybe it's the change in the seasons and colorful foliage that are to blame for why we have New England on the brain. (Looking at you, Burlington, Vermont, home of the coveted Alchemist Heady Topper!)

Nah, it's probably just because we love our hazies in this country. They're always on our brains (and in our hands)! Only thing we might possibly love more than a New England-style IPA?

An Imperial/Double Hazy!

In fact, last year you all checked in this style a whopping 2.8 million times!  

This tells us just how much people continue to love hazies—even those that reach into the higher ABVs. Because make no mistake, Imperial/Double New England beers are juicier and boozier. 

Designed with you—the hazy hop head— in mind, the "Super Style: IPA-Imperial/ Double New England" badge is our newest Untappd badge available only to Untappd Insiders 

Beginning October 20th, any Untappd Insider that checks-in a beer categorized as IPA - Imperial/Double New England will earn this new badge. 

Not sure which one to drink because there are so many great ones out there? Consider one of  "The 20 Best Imperial/Double New England-style / Hazy IPAs of 2022"

And if you want to earn this NEW "Super Style: IPA-Imperial/Double New England" badge, become an Untappd Insider today. 

BECOME AN UNTAPPD INSIDER TODAY!

What Makes "Super Style" Badges So Exclusive? 

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Released at various points throughout the year, these special edition badges are only available to Untappd Insiders! Based on Untappd's most checked-in beer styles of 2021, we created badges to reflect our findings—giving you the chance to earn some "Super Style" flair. 

As an Untappd Insider, you'll have the opportunity to earn these exclusive "Super Style" badges by checking in that style of beer during the time it's live.

Plus, you'll also get access to a secret Untappd merch store, enjoy better statistics on the app, and more.

Want to unlock  the newest "Super Style: IPA-Imperial/Double New England" badge?

You're So Close! 

You can only unlock this exclusive badge if you're an Untappd Insider! 

To earn this badge: 1) BECOME AN UNTAPPD INSIDER, 2) Check in any one (1) beer categorized as IPA - Imperial/Double New England beginning on October 20th.

BECOME AN UNTAPPD INSIDER TODAY!

The 11 Best American Amber/Red Ales of 2022

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While not the sexiest style of today, American ambers have played a significant part in the American craft brewing revolution. 

A branch off the traditional American pale ale first popularized on the West Coast, ambers gained popularity across the U.S. in the 1980s. 

Accordingly, at many of the bigger regional breweries across America you'll find a popular amber ale in their arsenal. For instance, New Belgium's Fat Tire, Odell's 90 Shilling, or Highland Brewing's Gaelic Ale.

And for good reason. 

Named after its gorgeous red hue, American amber ales get their characteristic color from a combination of caramel and crystal malts in the grist. Often roasted, these malts also give amber beers a decent body, toasty profile, and significant maltiness that many drinkers have come to appreciate. 

In contrast to its pale ale cousin, amber or red ale tends to be a bit richer in mouth feel and with a bigger body. Imagine drinking one around the fire during the cold autumn or cold winter months in the Pacific Northwest and it's pretty easy to see how this style found its place on the shelf. 

Expect notes of toffee, caramel, and roast with just a shiver of an American hop bitterness running through it. 

Consider American amber/red ales a great gateway beer to pale ales and eventually IPAs. For that reason, take a look at some of the most popular versions on Untappd right now. 

Untappd's 11 Highest-Rated American Amber/Red Ales of the Year

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Photography courtesy of Burlington Beer Company

1. Study Hall - Burlington Beer Company

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Study Hall

Burlington Beer Company

Red Ale - American Amber / Red

Total (?) 1,557

Unique (?) 1,447

5.5% ABV

10 IBU

(3.93)

1,279 Ratings

2. African Amber - Mac & Jack's Brewing Company

African Amber label

African Amber

Mac & Jack's Brewing Company

Red Ale - American Amber / Red

Total (?) 88,947

Unique (?) 51,025

5.8% ABV

30 IBU

(3.71)

45,804 Ratings

3. Blood of the Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing Company

Blood of the Unicorn label

Blood of the Unicorn

Pipeworks Brewing Company

Red Ale - American Amber / Red

Total (?) 57,446

Unique (?) 46,595

6.5% ABV

69 IBU

(3.84)

42,543 Ratings

4. 90 Shilling - Odell Brewing Co. 

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90 Shilling

Odell Brewing Co.

Red Ale - American Amber / Red

Total (?) 193,576

Unique (?) 127,327

5.3% ABV

27 IBU

(3.7)

113,753 Ratings

5. Red Jacket Amber Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company

Red Jacket Amber Ale label

Red Jacket Amber Ale

Keweenaw Brewing Company

Red Ale - American Amber / Red

Total (?) 20,709

Unique (?) 15,721

5.1% ABV

32 IBU

(3.6)

14,282 Ratings

6. Gaelic Ale - Highland Brewing Company

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Gaelic Ale

Highland Brewing Company

Red Ale - American Amber / Red

Total (?) 135,151

Unique (?) 92,056

5.5% ABV

30 IBU

(3.62)

82,288 Ratings

7. Metamodern - Reuben's Brews

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Metamodern

Reuben's Brews

Collaboration with Georgetown Brewing Company

Red Ale - American Amber / Red

Total (?) 1,280

Unique (?) 1,170

5.5% ABV

No IBU

(3.71)

1,054 Ratings

8. Fat Tire - New Belgium Brewing Company

Fat Tire label

Fat Tire

New Belgium Brewing Company

Red Ale - American Amber / Red

Total (?) 1.15M+

Unique (?) 539,471

5.2% ABV

22 IBU

(3.58)

475,575 Ratings

9. Louie's Demise - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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Louie's Demise

Milwaukee Brewing Company

Red Ale - American Amber / Red

Total (?) 39,635

Unique (?) 26,333

5.5% ABV

24 IBU

(3.59)

23,546 Ratings

10. Sabre-Toothed Squirrel - Smog City Brewing Co.

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Sabre-Toothed Squirrel

Smog City Brewing Co.

Red Ale - American Amber / Red

Total (?) 22,174

Unique (?) 18,043

7% ABV

No IBU

(3.69)

16,165 Ratings

11. Chronic Amber Ale - Pizza Port Brewing Company

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Chronic Amber Ale

Pizza Port Brewing Company

Red Ale - American Amber / Red

Total (?) 58,346

Unique (?) 44,397

4.9% ABV

33 IBU

(3.56)

39,921 Ratings

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Resident Culture Celebrates 5th Anniversary

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Resident Culture turns 5 this coming Saturday, October 22, 2022, and we hope you can make it out to celebrate with us! We are throwing an all-day party with live music, a pop-up skate park, karaoke, food, tap takeovers from some of our best friends, special beer releases and more from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. at our Plaza Midwood location, 2101 Central Ave.

Our Anniversary Party will be centered around the beer, skate and art cultures in Charlotte, with the pop-up skate park taking center stage. The party's theme pays homage to East Charlotte's disappearing skate parks, yet thriving skate culture. Radeem Walls, owner of Comfy Skate Lessons, will serve as the emcee/announcer for the skating activities and competitions. The pop-up skate park will feature skateable art by local artists, including Fred Smith, Dustin Brown, Cheeks McGee and in-house illustrator Maryssa Pickett.

We are releasing special anniversary bottles that are on sale at https://shop.oznr.com/merchants/residentculture/ml/residentculture, and available for pickup Saturday, Oct. 22 in the taproom while supplies last.

The special releases include:

  • Five variants of the popular Ego Death, their highest-rated bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, including a "Compost Cookie" with every ingredient but the Kitchen Sink, with the opportunity to earn special badges on Untappd
  • Sympathetic, the 2022 version of the award-winning mixed-culture golden sour
  • Comparison is the Thief of Joy, the 2022 version of the barrel-aged sour with local strawberries
  • It Has The Juice, a new triple IPA brewed in celebration of the fifth anniversary
  • DDH Double Lightning, a double dry-hopped version of one of their most popular Double IPAs
  • Resident Culture Spontaneous, their first-ever 100% spontaneously fermented beer and also one of the first in the city and state

Several guest breweries from across the country will also be on-site for a bottle share and tap takeovers, including Other Half Brewing, Halfway Crooks, Outer Range Brewing Co., Cerebral Brewing, Hop Butcher and Vitamin Sea Brewing.

The event schedule for the anniversary party is as follows:

  • 10 a.m. -12 p.m. - 15 & Under Kids' Jam: Open skate in the skate park with free 30-minute skateboarding lessons (sign-ups available or first-come, first-served; BYO skateboards/quad skates) Porch Party featuring live music, pop-ups from El Toro Bruto and Resident Culture Killer Coffee (until 1 p.m.) and a specialty bottle share
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Specialty retail vendors on-site including Videra Chocolate Factory and Cone Wheels (skateboard deck building and repairs and additional products provided by RTX)
  • 12 p.m. - Anniversary bottle and can release kicks off with a full tap list, including tap takeovers with guest breweries, and limited-edition anniversary merchandise available
  • 12-1 p.m. - Jam Skate competitor warm-ups
  • 1-5 p.m. - Jam Skate competition (all wheels, levels and identities), with cash prizes! DJ AHUF will provide tunes during the competition
  • 1-8 p.m. - The Dumpling Lady food truck available for service>5-6 p.m. - Free skate in skate park for all ages (BYO skateboards/quad skates)
  • 6-8 p.m. - Live music by the Justin Allen Trio
  • 8-11 p.m. - Karaoke party

Just In Time For Fall: NEW “Pumpkin Beer Season” Badge

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Every autumn, pumpkin flavors pop up everywhere, like in candles, pies, and the cult-like pumpkin spice latte. But there's one seasonal item that we can (or really can't 😂) all anticipate: the yearly introduction of pumpkin beers.

That's why, beginning on October 15th, if you check-in any beer categorized as a pumpkin ale, we'll award you with an exclusive "Pumpkin Beer Season" badge

Keep reading to the very end to learn how—but before you scroll, here's a unique fact about pumpkin beer—its recipe can be traced back to the 17th century!

Common ingredients for beer like wheat and barley weren't as easily accessible, but pumpkins were in healthy supply. A convenient source of starch, brewers could transform the pulp of the pumpkin into fermentable sugars.

Today, a veritable pumpkin patch of pumpkin beers exists. While some are made with real pumpkins, others use the spices found in pumpkin pie to provide the same flavor. 

So, are you trick or treating pumpkin beers this year? If you're golden on the gourds, let's guide you to our favorite pumpkin beers to get you closer to collecting your *limited-edition* "Pumpkin Beer Season" badge!  

To earn this badge: Check-in any one (1) beer categorized as a pumpkin ale from October 15th, 2022, through October 31st, 2022. 

The 11 Highest-Rated Pumpkin Beers on Untappd

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These days, there are so many pumpkin beers available that it can be challenging to distinguish between which ones are treats and and which ones are tricks.

Looking to earn the "Pumpkin Beer Season" badge? Consider picking a pumpkin beer from one of these 11 highest-rated pumpkin beers

1. Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Pumking

Southern Tier Brewing Company

Pumpkin / Yam Beer

Total (?) 563,991

Unique (?) 292,332

8.6% ABV

33 IBU

(3.93)

265,068 Ratings

2. Pumpkin Ale - Schlafly - The Saint Louis Brewery

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Pumpkin Ale

Schlafly - The Saint Louis Brewery

Pumpkin / Yam Beer

Total (?) 166,643

Unique (?) 94,653

8% ABV

16 IBU

(3.91)

86,205 Ratings

3. Pumpkin Ale - Alewerks Brewing Company

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Pumpkin Ale

Alewerks Brewing Company

Pumpkin / Yam Beer

Total (?) 34,000

Unique (?) 21,155

7.3% ABV

No IBU

(3.83)

19,213 Ratings

4. Pumpkin Ale - Whole Hog Brewery

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Pumpkin Ale (2021)

Vintage of Pumpkin Ale

Whole Hog Brewery

Pumpkin / Yam Beer

Total (?) 303

Unique (?) 292

7% ABV

No IBU

(4.06)

269 Ratings

5. The Great Pumpkin - Elysian Brewing Company

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The Great Pumpkin

Elysian Brewing Company

Pumpkin / Yam Beer

Total (?) 57,106

Unique (?) 44,893

8% ABV

No IBU

(3.89)

41,036 Ratings

6. The Great'er Pumpkin - Heavy Seas Beer

The Great'er Pumpkin label

The Great'er Pumpkin

Heavy Seas Beer

Pumpkin / Yam Beer

Total (?) 40,553

Unique (?) 33,459

10% ABV

No IBU

(3.8)

30,330 Ratings

7. Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Fat Head's Brewery

Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale label

Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Fat Head's Brewery

Pumpkin / Yam Beer

Total (?) 60,495

Unique (?) 38,882

9% ABV

22 IBU

(3.82)

35,830 Ratings

8. Pumpkinhead Ale - Shipyard Brewing Company

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Pumpkinhead Ale

Shipyard Brewing Company

Pumpkin / Yam Beer

Total (?) 264,772

Unique (?) 162,824

4.5% ABV

18 IBU

(3.61)

145,739 Ratings

9. Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale - Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale

Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.

Pumpkin / Yam Beer

Total (?) 71,930

Unique (?) 56,348

10% ABV

16 IBU

(3.74)

51,496 Ratings

10. Pumpkin Patch Ale - Rogue Ales

Pumpkin Patch Ale label

Pumpkin Patch Ale

Rogue Ales

Pumpkin / Yam Beer

Total (?) 76,166

Unique (?) 62,057

6.1% ABV

25 IBU

(3.77)

56,264 Ratings

11. Punkin Ale (2021) - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Punkin Ale label

Punkin Ale

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Pumpkin / Yam Beer

Total (?) 361,171

Unique (?) 225,018

7% ABV

28 IBU

(3.74)

202,460 Ratings

Cheers to pumpkin beer season!

The Award Winners from the 2022 Great American Beer Festival

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Photography courtesy of the Brewers Association

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is back baby! For the first time in two years the country's largest and most well-respected beer festival returned in-person to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

"You could feel the building vibrating with excitement," says Ann Obenchain, marketing and communications director for the Brewers Association. "People were so eager to get in; they were saying they've been waiting three years to get back in here!"

And while we swooned on the conference floor (literally ducking and diving around the 40,000 attendees across the weekend) tasting beer from over 500 breweries across the country, we practically stumbled over ourselves (no, not literally) to take a seat in the revered Bellco Theater for the thirty-sixth edition of the storied Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony.

Great American Beer Festival 2022 Awards Ceremony

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Photography courtesy of the Brewers Association

Undoubtedly, the awards ceremony has become a tried-and-true tradition. Breweries sit in the red auditorium chairs holding their breath, feeling the shiver of anticipation in suspended space and time as they wait for the announcements to start rolling in.

"You're always a little giddy waiting," says Max Jones, head brewer at Bottle Logic Brewing in Anaheim, CA, who entered several beers into the competition. "We're anxious and excited."

But this year seemed just a bit more special.

"It's just rad to see people jump right back into it," says Bottle Logic's Creative Director Lindsey Langton. "Beer is such a community anchor. It was a weird couple of pandemic years but to me a third spot for people to come to see support throughout two-plus years of wackiness is super heartening and I'm sure everyone here is feeling that same graciousness."

For instance, perhaps the loudest cheers of the morning erupted after Denver-based Our Mutual Friend (OMF) won a gold in the Brett Beer category for Saison Trystero, a 6.6% ABV Brett Saison. They also picked up a silver in the Mixed-Culture Brett Beer category for Biere Ovale.

Saison Trystero label

Saison Trystero

Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company

Farmhouse Ale - Saison

Total (?) 1,127

Unique (?) 1,062

6.6% ABV

No IBU

(3.93)

883 Ratings

Breweries from all over showed their support for one of the most revered and respected breweries in Denver.

"Being recognized for the hard work and dedication by our brewers to achieve the highest quality in every step of the creation of our beers gives us the encouragement of knowing we are on the right path," says OMF Managing Partner and Co-Owner Brandon Proff. "It also reminds us that it is not the end of the journey. We have a lot to learn and appreciate about the art of making beer, and that is incredibly exciting."

And Bottle Logic?

They certainly high-fived each other when they landed a gold in the Wood- And Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category for Flesh to Stone, a peach brandy barrel-aged barleywine. "It's fantastic," says Jones. "The peach brandy barrels impart a peach character on this beer which meshes so well with the sweetness of the English barleywine style. Plus it has a nice subtle, oaky character."

Flesh To Stone (2022) label

Flesh To Stone (2022)

Bottle Logic Brewing

Barleywine - English

Total (?) 775

Unique (?) 747

12% ABV

20 IBU

(4.21)

678 Ratings

But sitting right in front of them, I actually heard them shout louder and longer when their California brewery friends picked up their own awards.

For instance, North Park Beer Co. in San Diego, CA which won a gold in the English India Pale Ale or New Zealand India Pale Ale category for NZ-Fu!, a silver in the Juicy or Hazy Imperial Pale Ale category and a bronze in the Imperial India Pale Ale category. And perhaps most respectively, their Hop-Fu!! nabbed a bronze in the most competitive category in the entire competition—American Style India Pale Ale, which had an incredible 423 entries.

Hop-Fu! label

Hop-Fu!

North Park Beer Company

IPA - American

Total (?) 10,460

Unique (?) 8,255

7.5% ABV

65 IBU

(3.92)

7,412 Ratings

Oh and I almost forgot…they also won a 2022 Brewery of the Year award for breweries making 2,001-5,000 barrels. In total, North Park racked up the most awards out of any brewery in the competition.

It's that camaraderie and convivial spirit that reminds us what we've all been missing these past couple years.

"It's good to celebrate with friends," says David Lin, chairman and founder of Comrade Brewing Co. in Denver, CO. "Even if you don't win any medals, to watch your friends win that's really great too. We're always happy about that."

But don't worry Comrade won pretty big this year, placing first in the American Style India Pale Ale category for their More Dodge Less RAM. 

Great American Beer Festival 2022 Awards Ceremony by the Numbers

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Photography courtesy of the Brewers Association

Overall, during the thirty-sixth edition of the storied competition, the BA awarded 300 total medals, including 3 Pro-Am and 3 Collaboration medals to 268 breweries.

Incredibly, across nine days, 235 beer experts judged 9,904 beers in 177 beer styles from 2,154 breweries across all fifty states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

The largest competition to date even attracted a fair amount of new entrants with 301 breweries throwing their beers into the proverbial ring for the first time.

​​"Each year the Great American Beer Festival showcases the best that American brewers have to offer," said Chris Williams, competition director, Great American Beer Festival. "With 9,904 entries, this year's competition was the most competitive to date. Congratulations to all the winners who truly demonstrated why the U.S. is the best brewing nation in the world."

A Quick Glance at the Winners of the 2022 Great American Beer Festival Awards Ceremony

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Here are the winners in the top five most-entered categories.

You can find the entire list of 2022 winners here.

American Style India Pale Ale (423 entries) – Sponsored by Micro Matic

GOLD: More Dodge Less RAM | Comrade Brewing Co. | Denver, CO
SILVER: Dankster Squad | Riip Beer Co. | Huntington Beach, CA
BRONZE: Hop-Fu! | North Park Beer Co. | San Diego, CA

Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale (375 entries) – Sponsored by Antigo Zeon

GOLD: Anhyzer Kush | Flatland Brewing Co. | Elk Grove, CA
SILVER: IPO IPA | White Rock Alehouse & Brewery | Dallas, TX
BRONZE: RAD AF | City Barrel Brewing Co. | Kansas City, MO

German-Style Pilsener (233 entries)

GOLD: Industry | The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. | Austin, TX
SILVER: Pils | Von Ebert Brewing – Pearl | Portland, OR
BRONZE: German Pilsner | Shred Monk Brewery and Coffeehouse | Bozeman, MT

German Wheat Ale (209 entries)

GOLD: Alpenglow | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon | North Central, OH
SILVER: Kristal Weizen | Bearded Tang Brewing | Stanton, CA
BRONZE: Wild Pitch | SandLot Brewery | Denver, CO

German-Style Maerzen (207 entries)

GOLD: Oktoberfest | Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co. | Waltham, MA
SILVER: Docktoberfest | Dry Dock Brewing Co. – North Dock | Aurora, CO
BRONZE: Great Dane Oktoberfest | Great Dane Pub and Brewing Co. – Downtown | Madison, WI

Most-Medaled Brewery

North Park Beer Co. | San Diego, CA

GOLD: English India Pale Ale or New Zealand India Pale Ale
SILVER: Juicy or Hazy Imperial India Pale Ale 
BRONZE: American-Style India Pale Ale 
BRONZE: Imperial India Pale Ale 

You can find the entire list of 2022 winners here.

The 8 Best Baltic Porters of 2022

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Originating in 18th century London, porters take their name from the London working class that first enjoyed them: boatmen, punters, and porters. Essentially, after a long day of backbreaking work loading and unloading docked ships, these porters would head to the local pub for some refreshment. 

The original porters were darker, richer versions of the English mild, brown ale. 

Baltic porters evolved out of these OG porters from the Baltic region (surprise, surprise!). Composed of three countries, including Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, the Baltic countries put their own spin on the traditional English porter. 

What sets Baltic porters apart from their British brethren? 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, these Baltic breweries used ingredients indigneous to them—continental malt and hops replaced British ones. And most importantly, a bottom-fermenting lager yeast replaced an English ale yeast. 

Whereas British yeast tends to be fruitier, lager yeast is crisper and cleaner, meaning that Baltic porters tend to lean closer to a schwarzbier than a true-to-tradition porter. 

Pouring out a dark brown, but not jet black color, Baltic porters give off aromas of "complex malty sweetness made up of some mix of caramel, nutty, toffee, deep toast, and licorice," according to BJCP Guidelines

Flavor-wise, the maltiness carries through into the sip with a smooth roastiness and touch of dried fruit, caramel, toffee, and molasses-like notes. 

Basically, Baltic porters have the look and feel of a brown porter, but with the crisp roasted notes of a schwarzbier, and a bigger body and ABV like a stout. 

Sounds pretty delicious to us! 

And while catching a Baltic porter out in the wild can be pretty rare, there are still a handful of craft brewers around the world trying their hand at this interesting, complex style.  

Untappd's 8 Highest-Rated Baltic Porters of the Year

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Photography courtesy of @treehousebrewco | Tree House Brewing Company

Cozy label

Cozy

Tree House Brewing Company

Porter - Baltic

Total (?) 2,956

Unique (?) 2,763

9.2% ABV

No IBU

(4.16)

2,531 Ratings

2. Baltic Sunrise (2021) - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Baltic Sunrise (2021) label

Baltic Sunrise (2021)

Vintage of Baltic Sunrise

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Porter - Baltic

Total (?) 1,616

Unique (?) 1,457

9.4% ABV

No IBU

(3.96)

1,360 Ratings

3. Imperial Bounty 20 - Rodinný pivovar Zichovec

Imperial Bounty 20 label

Imperial Bounty 20

Rodinný pivovar Zichovec

Porter - Baltic

Total (?) 1,250

Unique (?) 1,170

9% ABV

No IBU

(3.94)

1,091 Ratings

4. Mr. Ronk - Pühaste Brewery

Mr. Ronk label

Mr. Ronk

Pühaste Brewery

Porter - Baltic

Total (?) 5,535

Unique (?) 5,293

9% ABV

35 IBU

(3.9)

5,031 Ratings

5. Korova Milk Porter - Gnarly Barley Brewing

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Korova Milk Porter

Gnarly Barley Brewing

Porter - Baltic

Total (?) 14,785

Unique (?) 11,145

6.2% ABV

20 IBU

(3.91)

10,076 Ratings

6. Raven's Roost Baltic Porter - Parkway Brewing Company

Raven's Roost Baltic Porter label

Raven's Roost Baltic Porter

Parkway Brewing Company

Porter - Baltic

Total (?) 17,381

Unique (?) 13,561

7.1% ABV

41 IBU

(3.75)

12,367 Ratings

7. Komes Porter Malinowy - Browar Fortuna

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Komes Porter Malinowy

Browar Fortuna

Porter - Baltic

Total (?) 8,916

Unique (?) 8,003

8.5% ABV

No IBU

(3.79)

7,339 Ratings

8. Baltic Fire - Lakefront Brewery

Baltic Fire label

Baltic Fire

Lakefront Brewery

Porter - Baltic

Total (?) 2,191

Unique (?) 1,993

6.3% ABV

25 IBU

(3.78)

1,844 Ratings

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Where Should Kenny Go Next?

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We just launched the next episode of Next Exit in Cincinnati!

To pay homage to beer royalty in The Queen City, we tapped the expertise of City Brew Tours Chief Personnel Officer and Brewvana's Brews Less Traveled podcast host, Brian Hatheway. 

Brewvana goes beyond the bottle shop, discovering hyper-local brews you can't get at home. For example, the Brews Less Traveled beer club focuses on the best uncharted beer cities across the United States, complete with weekly virtual tastings. Each month the beer club sends out eight beers from different breweries across one unique beer city—each hand picked by a team of beer experts. Then, drink right alongside your fellow travelers in a Brews Less Traveled live stream and virtual beer tasting. You'll hear from brewers and other industry experts, chat with fellow Travelers and explore the beer scene in and around that month's featured city.

In Cincinnati, one of those off-the-beaten-path beer cities, Hatheway dives deep with Gould in the city's historic beer caves, plays volleyball at Fifty West, and drinks at an Asian-and Black-owned brewery making some incredible traditional styles with a twist (read: coffee cream ale).

Plus, there's Cincinnati chili. And if you don't know what that is, you'll just have to watch to find out. It's not what you expect! 

WATCH NEXT EXIT: CINCY

An Insider Shares His 9 Best Breweries and Bars in Cincinnati

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Looking to fill up on more bowls of chili and pints of beer? 

Hatheway shares all his picks for his favorite breweries and bars in Cincinnati. 

You can read more about his picks here

WATCH NEXT EXIT: CINCY

Where Should Kenny Go Next?

Watch the last episode of Next Exit and drop us a note in the comments about where Kenny should visit next. Who knows—you could see your hometown in the next episode!

TELL US WHERE KENNY SHOULD GO NEXT

Hop Rising Double IPA

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Hop Rising Double IPA

Hop Rising Double IPA has been a Squatters Craft Beers staple for years and will always be a part of our legacy. It's a dry hopped, high point double IPA that remains smooth and tasty, brewed right in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah. Our brew master, Jason Stock, is proudly featured on the label, pitchfork and hops and all. Enjoy the best of what Utah has to offer with our Hop Rising Double IPA.

To earn this badge: Check in one (1) Squatters Craft Beers Hop Rising Double IPA between October 1 and 31, 2022

Squatters Craft Beers Juicy IPA

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Juicy IPA badge

Juicy IPA has taken Utah by storm, and for good reason. Juicy is a fresh-squeezed brew of hazy deliciousness. Packed with bright, citrus aromas and notes of ripe stone fruit, this unfiltered Northeast IPA finishes smooth and creamy. Congratulate yourself on having incredible taste in craft beer for having Utah's favorite IPA.

To earn this badge: Check in one (1) Squatters Craft Beer Juicy IPA between October 1 and 31, 2022

NC Beer Month Passport + Sweepstakes

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NC Beer Month badges

Thanks for enjoying a beer in North Carolina during NC Beer Month! Throughout October show your enthusiasm for independent NC craft beer and while unlocking limited edition NC Beer Month Passport badges. With each badge unlocked you'll receive an entry into the NC Beer Month Sweepstakes! One lucky sweepstakes winner will be selected for this year's "Beercation Getaway" in Charlotte, NC!

As you indulge in craft beers across the State of Southern Beer™ check-in on the Untappd app by tagging the independent craft brewery you're at to accumulate up to three limited edition NC Beer Month Passport Badges, each earning you an additional chance to win in this year's NC Beer Month Sweepstakes, as outlined in the Rewards section below.

To earn these badges: Check in 1, 5, 10, and 15 beers at an NC Brewery between October 2 and November 2, 2022

Legal: Must be 21 years or older to participate. No purchase necessary to enter or win. You must tag the NC brewery to check-in, and can only check into each location once. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM EST on October 1, 2022, and ends at 11:59:59 PM EST on October 31, 2022, courtesy of the NC Craft Brewers Guild. Click "continue" to see the official NC Beer Month Sweepstakes rules. See this page for the official NC Beer Month Passport Sweepstakes rules.

Last One Down

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Last One Down badge

First one up, last one down. True to the classic American lager style, it's brewed with just enough hop to be satisfied without any of the bitterness. Clean and crushable, this brew is for the true outdoorsy souls out there. The ski bums, the mountain bikers, the thrill-chasing climbers, the casual hikers. If you're an outdoor athlete of any caliber, this is the beer for you. You'll be sipping this one on the mountain 'til you're the last one down.

Grab a can or a pint at the Squatters Wasatch Taproom and Beer Store in Salt Lake City, UT.

How to earn this badge: Check in one (1) Wasatch Last One Down between October 1 and 31, 2022

Keg Champion

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Keg Champion badge

Why is draft beer from steel kegs worthy of celebration? Because when you drink draft, you're choosing the most efficient and sustainable beverage container. Think about it… you probably already know the power of reusability. You might use a steel water bottle to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles, saving them from waste streams and saving you money. Steel kegs work the same way.

The benefits of reusability is intuitive, but the amount of good steel kegs do is remarkable. Based on a recent Deloitte ISO 14040 framework Life Cycle Analysis commissioned by the Steel Keg Association, steel kegs save over 6 billion single-use containers from waste streams each year in the U.S. alone, saving over 400,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases and keeping roughly 500,000 tons of packaging out of landfills each year.

So let's raise a glass to draft, and together help save the planet one tasty pint at a time.

To earn this badge: Check-in any one (1) beer with the serving style of Draft between October 1 and November 30, 2022

Canadian Beer Day (2022)

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Canadian Beer Day (2022)

The 4th annual Canadian Beer Day is on October 5, 2022. It's the perfect occasion to celebrate Canada's great brewing heritage and show our pride in today's Canadian beer. 88% of the beer consumed in Canada is brewed locally. Canadian brewers directly employ 20,000 Canadians and the sale of beer supports 149,000 jobs across its added-value-chain including the farmer that grows our barley, the trucker that brings your beer to market, the graphic designer creating labels and packaging, your local beer retail expert, to the bar and restaurant bartender and server pouring your favourite pint. So, let's raise our glass to Canadian beer and the people who brew it, sell it, deliver it, serve it, and drink it. Happy Canadian Beer Day!

To earn this badge: Check in ANY beer from a Canadian brewery between October 1 and 8, 2022

The 10 Best Coffee and Double/Imperial Coffee Stouts of 2022

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Whether you get your buzz in the morning (with coffee) or your buzz at night (with beer), there's no denying that one of craft brewers' brilliant moves has been putting the two together. 

Coffee stouts are the perfect way to combine the roastiness of a cup of Joe with the velvety, chocolatey, booziness of a stout. 

Since Saturday, Oct, 1, 2022, is National Coffee Day, we thought we'd celebrate by putting our two favorite things together—coffee and stouts. 

Much like coffee can be nuanced through a pour-over, a French press, or a Chemex, stouts are often finessed by brewers through barrel-aging. The extra time spent in barrels gives double/imperial coffee stouts an added layer of depth and complexity, often picking up characteristics of the barrels or unused spirits. 

And as the craft coffee industry itself has grown, so has the variety of beans featured by breweries in their coffee stouts. Often, famed local roasters are highlighted, such as Stumptown in Portland, OR; Dark Matter in Chicago, IL; Olympia Coffee Company in Olympia, WA, and so many more. 

The possibilities are endless, making us jump up and down more than a double shot of espresso at three in the afternoon. 

Untappd's 10 Highest-Rated Coffee and Double/Imperial Coffee Stouts of the Year

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Photography courtesy of Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

1. Mornin' Delight (2022) - Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

Mornin' Delight (2022) label

Mornin' Delight (2022)

Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

Stout - Imperial / Double Coffee

Total (?) 1,641

Unique (?) 1,495

12.8% ABV

No IBU

(4.55)

1,378 Ratings

2. Whams Above Whams Belo - Mortalis Brewing Company

Whams Above Whams Below label

Whams Above Whams Below

Mortalis Brewing Company

Collaboration with Prison City Pub & Brewery

Stout - Imperial / Double Coffee

Total (?) 2,065

Unique (?) 1,720

10% ABV

No IBU

(4.53)

1,584 Ratings

3. Mostra Park - Modern Times Beer

Mostra Park label

Mostra Park

Modern Times Beer

Stout - Imperial / Double Coffee

Total (?) 1,908

Unique (?) 1,560

13.7% ABV

No IBU

(4.56)

1,456 Ratings

4. As Above So Below | Marshmallow - Mortalis Brewing Company

As Above So Below | Marshmallow label

As Above So Below | Marshmallow

Mortalis Brewing Company

Stout - Imperial / Double Coffee

Total (?) 1,960

Unique (?) 1,605

10% ABV

No IBU

(4.55)

1,432 Ratings

5. Somniphobia (2021) - Bottle Logic Brewing

Somniphobia (2021) label

Somniphobia (2021)

Bottle Logic Brewing

Collaboration with Voodoo Brewing Co.

Stout - Imperial / Double Coffee

Total (?) 1,997

Unique (?) 1,843

13.13% ABV

30 IBU

(4.49)

1,694 Ratings

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6 Supermassive Café Deth (2021) - Revolution Brewing Company

Supermassive Café Deth (2021) label

Supermassive Café Deth (2021)

Revolution Brewing Company

Stout - Imperial / Double Coffee

Total (?) 6,039

Unique (?) 4,891

14.3% ABV

No IBU

(4.48)

4,524 Ratings

7. Barrel-Aged Endless Night & Day - Trillium Brewing Company

Barrel-Aged Endless Night & Day label

Barrel-Aged Endless Night & Day

Trillium Brewing Company

Stout - Imperial / Double Coffee

Total (?) 3,033

Unique (?) 2,857

15.5% ABV

No IBU

(4.49)

2,628 Ratings

8. Quadruple Shot - Extra Dark - Tree House Brewing Company

Quadruple Shot - Extra Dark label

Quadruple Shot - Extra Dark

Tree House Brewing Company

Stout - Imperial / Double Coffee

Total (?) 1,483

Unique (?) 1,406

11.2% ABV

No IBU

(4.47)

1,288 Ratings

9. Eunoia Batch 6 - Phase Three Brewing

Eunoia Batch 6 label

Eunoia Batch 6

Phase Three Brewing

Stout - Imperial / Double Coffee

Total (?) 1,776

Unique (?) 1,563

15% ABV

No IBU

(4.49)

1,410 Ratings

10. Get On the Floor - Neon Raptor Brewing Co.

Get On the Floor label

Get On the Floor

Neon Raptor Brewing Co.

Stout - Imperial / Double Coffee

Total (?) 1,132

Unique (?) 1,042

14.5% ABV

No IBU

(4.47)

993 Ratings

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Cheers to the NEW “National Drink Beer Day” Badge

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Photography courtesy of Engin Akyurt on Unsplash

Mark your calendars because on Wednesday, Sept. 28th, we're celebrating National Drink Beer Day

While we were looking at our calendars, we also did the math and noticed that there are less than 100 days left in 2022! 

So with that in mind, let's get a pilsner, IPA, hazy, stout, or saison in your hand and raise a glass to the good, the bad, and the better to come!

Don't forget to check-in any beer you drink between Tuesday, Sept. 27th and Thursday, Sept. 29th, on the app to to earn our *limited-edition* "National Drink Beer Day" badge. 

How to Earn the "National Drink Beer Day" Badge

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We created this *limited-release* "National Drink Beer Day" badge to celebrate National Drink Beer Day.

Earning this limited-edition "National Drink Beer Day" badge is easy. Just check-in any one beer to collect our badge before it disappears forever. 

To earn this badge: Check-in any one (1) beer from September 27th, 2022, through September 29th, 2022.

Our Favorite Beers to Drink on National Drink Beer Day

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Since you can check-in any beer you want to earn the "National Drink Beer Day" badge, we're sharing curated lists of the highest-rated beers on the app to help you celebrate AND earn your badge. 

Consider trying a new style you haven't before such as a black, milkshake, or quadruple IPA. Or just stick with one of your favorites (we see you hazies and DIPAs). But going to our "Highest-Rated Beers Halfway Through 2022" is probably a pro move, too! 

Unlock the "National Drink Beer Day" badge by drinking a beer from one of these top-rated lists:

The 20 Highest-Rated Beers Halfway Through 2022

The 20 Best Imperial/Double New England-style / Hazy IPAs of 2022

The 10 Best Imperial/Double Stouts of 2022

The 15 Best Double/Imperial IPAs of 2022

The 12 Best American Lagers of 2022

The 12 Best Black IPAs of 2022

The 15 Best Milkshake IPAs of 2022

The 23 Best Saisons of 2022

Happy National Drink Beer Day, friends! 

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