Drinking Socially - The Official Untappd Podcast
Summary: A weekly look into what’s happening at Untappd and in the world of beer.
Jon and Harrison finally get to taste the famed white whale; Pliny the Younger! and then review another #whale which was chosen on by Untappd Instagram Followers.
In this special bonus episode of Drinking Socially, we feature Greg Avola (Chief Creative and Founder of Untappd). Jon and Harrison ask questions about the early days at Untappd, Greg's background as a Beer Advocate user, and plans for his new role at Untappd.
Have you ever finished your breakfast cereal and delicious 'cereal milk' only to wonder.... "what if this were beer?" That's not the premise of this episode, but Harrison and Jon are drinking beer with the intent of highlighting the vessel, or why it's important (or not important) to think about what you're drinking from. Listen in to find out what happens when you run out of pint glasses.
What better topic for a Valentines Day episode than Russian Imperial Stouts? If it were not for Peter(and Catherine) the Great's love of stouts — we may never have jumped into the high gravity, highly hopped bitter style of stout that was made to please the rulers of a country. Now these are commonly made to please everyone. We're fortunate to have an example direct from Moscow on the show today. Then, we follow it up with an example of America's re-introduction of the style. Today, you'll see Dark Lords, Marshal Zhukovs, and Black Ops all built in homage to this love story of inky black beer. Share your love of dark chocolate, stinky cheese, and maduro cigars with us as we talk about these 2 amazing beers!
Since the #DrinkingSocially badge can be earned by anyone; we wanted to drink beers from everywhere. This episode focuses on 2 beers that are made outside the US. These beers have become barometers for their style. Also, Harrison and Jon have a bit of nostalgia for them. This episode's goal is to make it easier to drink along with us, and share some great beers that may get overlooked too often.
Now that Season 3 of Drinking Socially is settled in — we're excited to introduce the Podcast Badge! Drink any of the beers that we feature on the show for Season 3 and you'll earn or level up the Drinking Socially Badge! We're highlighting 'core beers' from 2 breweries we love on this episode in the hopes it'll make it a little easier for everyone to unlock Level 1 of the badge with us.
Welcome to Season 3! Harrison and Jon begin with a familiar beer for this time of year, and finish with a lesser known North Carolina Farm Brewery. They cover the Untappd core badge update, and delve into "Dry January". They highlight some opinion polls on what "Trends you're looking forward to in 2020", and cap off this episode with a new segment — "Would You Rather". These will be designed to be the hardest questions we've ever asked Harrison!
We are drinking some "Christmas Beers" on this episode! The goal is sharing warm memories by the fireplace, learning about the Christmas Beer style, and what it's like to work in a brewery during the holiday season. Untappd launched version 3.4.9 which includes a brand new feature that makes checking in your brew much easier. We also share our 'Year in Beer' numbers and tease Season 3 of Drinking Socially, launching in January 2020!
Harrison and Jon get creative with the magic of adjuncts! We've sliced and toasted and smashed and roasted all kinds of goodies to add to some beers all in the name of science — and some fun experimentation. We're using a French Press to add our own ingredients to some beers in an effort to learn, taste, and experiment with some fun flavors. Listen along to hear our favorites, and learn some lessons with us.
Thanksgiving is approaching in the US and often times that means eating an early dinner and drinking an early pint. Jon and Harrison talk about this and some of their beer 'traditions' and nostalgia as they drink through 2 professional (and one Homebrew) beers. Also! we announce our first giveaway just in time for Xmas Shopping!
How do you use Untappd? Harrison and Jon cover a few of their favorite ways to use the app, and provide some insight into their rating rhymes and reasons. Also — we've got 2 really special beers to drink before we cover updates on badges while we recover from Halloween.
We asked; you answered. It's Pumpkin season and we're drinking the reigning 'King, as well as 2 other styles of Pumpkin beer on this episode. Plus! Harrison walks you through your first Homebrew with minimal investment that you actually ferment inside of a Pumpkin.
We heard your feedback and brought from Session Beer Market onto the show for a bottle share and some questions about his role as a beer buyer and proprietor at his very craft focused Bottle Shop.
In the midst of Munich's Oktoberfest, the largest festival in the world — Harrison and Jon will take a drinking tour through Oktoberfest history, and modern day. Breaking the traditional format of the show to review 5 different beers, and share some facts, stories, and history of the event itself.
We’re honored to welcome Greg Avola as our first interview guest in season 2 (excuse the audio quality during this section)! Greg discusses the upcoming Seven City Tour and elaborates on the check-in process and how the winning cities were chosen. Harrison and Jon share a beer from The Answer (who will be hosting Greg on his stop in Richmond) and the 3rd release of Life & Limb. We close the episode reflecting on the beer trade/bottle share segment of craft beer.