10th Anniversary Party

Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Untappd and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery invite you to join us for our 10th Anniversary Virtual Party! This celebration is a free global event open to all beer lovers hosted by Greg Avola, Untappd's Founder.

We'll feature guided tastings from a select few of the "I Remember My First Check-In" beers, reminisce on some fan-favorite beers over the last decade, host interviews with industry favorites, and long-time users of the platform, and kick back with some beer to enjoy a set from a special musical guest!

Watch The Show

Show Schedule
Welcome! Badge Contest Winner Revealed

Join Untappd Founder and CCO Greg Avola as we kick off the festivities and reveal the winner of our 10th Anniversary Party badge design contest.

I Remember My First Check-In Tasting Panel

Greg and Dogfish Head Founder and President Sam Calagione discuss the inspiration behind “I Remember My First Check-In” and are later joined by Samuel Adams’ Head Brewer Megan Parisi and Coney Island Brewing Company’s Head Brewer Jim Betz to taste their versions of the beer and take questions from the viewers at home.

I Remember My First Check-In Tasting Panel

Greg and Dogfish Head Founder and President Sam Calagione discuss the are joined by Kerri and Johnny from Australia’s Nomad Brewing Company and Garrett and Dana from Maui Brewing in Hawaii!

Jon and Harrison Present - 10 Years of Untappd

Fire up your Delorian, hop in your phone booth, or jump in your TARDIS to join the hosts of the Drinking Socially podcast for a look back at the last 10 years of Untappd, including trends in beer, your ratings and find out just what Greg has against the letter “E”

The Next Decade of Beer - Panel Discussion

Where is the beer industry headed in the next decade? Greg leads a discussion with beer journalist Ale Sharpton, author and podcast host Natalya Watson, and Founder Tristan Chan to talk about what they see for the future of beer.

Futurebirds Plays For You!

Futurebirds is an indie rock band based in Athens, GA. With their Southern rock and pop country influences, they bring just the right amount of backwoods grit. Recently celebrating their own 10th anniversary as a band, Futurebirds aims to bring the community together from both sides of the microphone and with drinks held high.

Spotlight on the Michael Jackson Foundation

Greg speaks with Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster for Brooklyn Brewery and founding board chair of the Michael James Jackson Foundation for Brewing and Distilling, a grant-making organization that funds scholarship awards to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color within the brewing and distilling trades.

Cooking with Beer

Greg is joined by Mandy Nnaglich, Advanced Cicerone, National Homebrew Competition Gold Medalist, and co author of the desserts cookbook, Hello, Cookie Dough to learn how to make a delicious stout brownie recipe.

Beer Cocktails

Greg is joined by Jon and Lindsay Yeager, beverage consultants, founders of PourTaste, and authors of The Ultimate Guide to Beer Cocktails as they walk through how to take your beer to the next level and incorporate it into your new favorite cocktails.

I’m Untappd Founder Grg Avola - Ask Me Anything

Greg wraps up the celebrations and takes questions from our viewers at home. Have you always wondered how he came up with the idea behind the app? Want to know what his favorite beer is? Are you still not convinced that he doesn’t have a personal vendetta against the letter E? Now is the time to ask away!

About The Guests
Tristan Chan

Tristan Chan is the Founder of, a national beer publication focused on telling great stories within the craft beer industry. Over the past eight years, their approach toward showcasing positivity within the industry, reporting the news, and showcasing beer through the context of pop culture, has resonated among their growing readership and staff. Tristan also recently launched his own marketing consulting firm, The Porch Collective, to help breweries and hospitality brands share their stories through PR, Social Media, Partnerships, and overall Marketing Strategies.

Natalya Watson
Author, Beer Sommelier and Advanced Cicerone®

Natalya Watson is a Beer Sommelier and Advanced Cicerone® passionate about sharing her knowledge of beer with others by hosting brilliant beer tastings for all kinds of audiences. She regularly teaches at the Beer & Cider Academy, judges at beer competitions, and produces and hosts the podcast Beer with Nat. Her debut book, Beer: Taste the Evolution in 50 Styles, is now available.

Mandy Naglich
Founder, Beers with Mandy

Mandy Naglich is an Advanced Cicerone, National Homebrew Competition Gold Medalist, and writer. She covers food, travel, and beer for a variety of print and online publications including Food & Wine, Vice, Taste of Home, VinePair and other outlets. She is the co-author of the desserts cookbook, Hello, Cookie Dough. As an AROXA Certified Beer Taster, her sensory expertise and wildly popular blind tasting classes have been covered in publications and podcasts like The Sporkful, The New York Times, SevenFifty Daily, Vice, and Mandy’s homebrewed Belgian beers regularly win accolades at sanctioned competitions including multiple first-place awards at the New York Regional Competition and the National Homebrew Competition held by the American Homebrew Association. She is the homebrew advice columnist for VinePair. Mandy lives, writes, and brews in New York City but you can follow her beer adventures around the world at @beerswithmandy.

Jon & Lindsay Yeager
Founders, PourTaste

Since 2011 Jon and Lindsay Yeager have been full time beverage consultants for hotels, restaurants and bars in addition to their work with festivals, retail shops, distributors and brands. Their company PourTaste has worked with every level of the spirits and cocktail industry through education, product placement, marketing, training and more. In 2010, Jon became a bartender at East Nashville’s Holland House which was one of the first places to bring the Prohibition era cocktail to the main stage in Music City. As the bar became nationally synonymous with prestige and excellence, one year later Jon found himself coaching and consulting other restaurants and bars in Nashville. Through today, that business has blossomed into a full time cocktail creative where Jon and Lindsay are shaping the way people drink not only in the south but internationally as well by bringing in new products, training bartenders on regions, culture and more. PourTaste hosts the annual Nashville Cocktail Festival and Cheers Huntsville cocktail centered festival in Alabama. They are the authors of The Ultimate Guide to Beer Cocktails (Skyhorse Publishing) and are also the creators of E Harlow Magnolia Bitters, who Garden and Gun praised for a fresh take on bitters. Their private cocktail club, industry seminars, podcast and other educational outlets have positioned the Yeagers to be one of the main go-to sources for cocktails in the past decade.

Garrett Oliver
Brews Master, Brooklyn Brewery

Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery in New York City. He is probably best known as the author of “The Brewmaster’s Table” and the Editor-in-Chief of “The Oxford Companion to Beer”. A veteran of more than 30 years of professional brewing, Garrett has hosted more than 1000 beer tastings and dinners in 17 countries. In 2014, he won the prestigious James Beard Award as top drinks professional in the United States. He recently founded the Michael James Jackson Foundation for Brewing and Distilling, which funds scholarships for technical education in brewing and distilling for people of color in the United States.

Other Past Shows
*UK Edition* Matthew Curtis
Co-founder , Pellicle Magazine
August 13, 2020

Greg's Last guest of this week's United Kingdom edition of the Virtual Happy Hour is Founder, Editor-in-Chief of "Beer & Cider," Matthew Curtis. They'll talk Euro beers and Matthew's new publication "Pellicle."…

Dan McLaughlin
Founder, The Pony Bar
May 21, 2020

Greg Avola welcomes long time friend, Dan McLaughlin, founder of The Pony Bar in NYC (, to share a beer for our Virtual Happy Hour!

Brady Lindquist & Ryan Salsman
September 15, 2020

Want to up your beer or beverage photography game? Join us for this Virtual Happy Hour as Greg welcomes Co-host of the Brew Chat Podcast and photographer, Brady Lindquist!

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