Monday, 23 July 2018


Untappd: Announcement

After careful consideration I've decided that I will no longer be doing posts about my Untappd badges. These posts take up the majority of my writing time and have become a bit of a burden. When I first started the segment in August 2013, unlocking a badge was a relatively rare thing. There were far fewer core badges and I thought it would be a good way to help me decide what beers I would review in full. Less than two months in, Untappd decided that badges should have levels; in retrospect this probably should've been a sign of the beginning of the end!

In the years since Untappd have added so many core badges that I can't keep up. It used to take me a fortnight or more of pretty heavy drinking to get to the 6 badges I would write a Catchup post about; this past Saturday I unlocked 9 badges. Dylan & I sampled quite a few beers, but certainly not enough to unlock 9 badges in the past.

So what does this mean for Beer O'Clock Australia? Well I think it will allow me to do more long form posts; particularly in the form of full beer reviews. I'll still certainly be using Untappd, it's a wonderful resource, but I don't think it will form a significant part of the blog anymore. Any questions about Untappd or about beer in general; hit me up at 

Remember it's always Beer O'Clock somewhere in the world!

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