You Can’t Really Fix Untappd’s ‘Not My Style’ Guy

He is talking about how if Allagash White (considered by Beer Twitter to be a perfect beer) can be rated so low by Untappd, then something is wrong with Untappd.

Yes but if you are Untappd, HOW can you weight by style? 

I think everyone knows “not my style” guy is a problem in Untappd, but how in the world could you actually remove that guy’s rating? How do you fix that in reality without someone at Untappd picking through every rating and messing with it?

I don’t think you can. 

One of the ticks of Untappd is it’s what the world of drinkers thinks of a beer, not just what uppity beer geeks think.

Maybe you can try, like others have, to create a more curated, “educated” beer drinker app and not let anyone rate Allagash White below a five. Good luck with your boring-ass beer app.

And also, us beer geeks aren’t perfect either:

Yeah, what that👆guy said!

I guess it would be nice to have a more accurate rating system. But I feel like you lose something if you’re tweaking things and walling off all non-snobs.

So I think Allagash White deserves that 3.76. It’s rated too low by drinkers that don’t know Belgian Wit and overly hyped by Allagash fans, making for a perfect real world rating.

BTW, Wheat beers and Belgian Witbier, like Allagash White? Well, they suck. Not my style.

Weekend Drinking Thread: Stoked For Great Notion & Trillium edition

Can you tell I got paid today?

Lately I started doing these threaded and live-blog style posts on Saturdays only. But this Saturday might be a little busy so I opened it up for the whole weekend.

I will be updating this post throughout the weekend with relevant beer, drinking and life journalling. Feel free to leave comments all weekend. Cheers! 🍻

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Saturday Night Drinking Post: Three Beers Edition

Good evening fellow beer (and maybe blogging) enthusiast. I’m starting late tonight because of a busy day of being a dad, watching the ending to Spike Lee’s HBO Epicenters series on 9/11 (it’s good) and the fact that I only have three beers.

I knew I wasn’t going to be able to buy more beers today and I only had three left so I waited as long as I could so I could have a decent drinking session and maybe have a productive buzz.

Live Drinking Blog:

  • Mammoth Brewing’s “Yosemite Pale” is beer number one. A beer I am familiar with, nicely priced, and a little bit old-school but not in a bad way.
  • So, do I have this right: GABF (virtual) and Craft Brewers Conference (in person) happened roughly at the same time this year? … um ookay?…
  • 10:18: New Beer Alert! 🚨 Wren House Brewing session IPA. Super stoked to have Phoenix’s Wren House in Fresno somehow:
  • Watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Chrystal Skull because that is what’s on at the moment (Showtime). It’s still a large disappointment but it also isn’t that terrible.
  • Another nice night in Fresno:

12:29: I’m back! I had a bit of a family emergency but everything is cool now. On to my 3rd and final beer:

1:33AM PST: What a rip. Never achieved a buzz. Just disappointment. Oh freaking well. Maybe next Saturday.

✌️🍻

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You are hella encouraged to leave comments on this post with your beer drinking or any random thoughts.

Cheers!! 🍻

Beer Twitter Advice: How To Like Beer Again

My first thought was: Keep drinking it. But there are better thoughts on the subject.

Here is the best of Beer Twitter’s advice:

This is a great place to start. We talk about it on the Perfect Pour; reset your palate.

I occasionally buy a 12-pack of an old favorite, Sierra Nevada Pale, and that usually makes things all freakin’ right.

Can’t go wrong supporting good people making good things.

That one falls under the resetting your palate umbrella and I’m for it.

Okie dokie:

Get your beers cold and watch some videos may be all ya need.

I will NOT endorse the wine tactic but I do endorse taking a break from beer if things are getting that bad. I probably should do this but simply don’t want to.

Oh HELL yes! 👏 Finding some hidden gem of a brewery in a new city. That will pump ya back up.

Yes yes yes 🧀. Which reminds me, I really want to put some charcuterie boards together themed for beer pairing and have a party and shit. We should ALL do this.

Nope nope nope. We done here. Chris, we are trying to fall BACK in love with beer, not block it from our feed.

How To Fall In Love With Beer Again [a recap]:

  • Drink some of your old favorite beers. Spend some time doing it.
  • Reset your palate. Drink stuff you never would normally drink. Weird styles. Even drink BAD beer.
  • Enjoy the good people around beer. Don’t overthink what you are drinking.
  • Watch other people enjoying beer. Brew some beer on your own.
  • Take a break. Simply don’t drink a damn thing for a while.
  • Focus on having the right beer with your food and go down a charcuterie cutting board hole.

If you have your own thoughts or advice on this, please leave it in the comments. And if you like pickles and olives on your charcuterie board, I think I’m falling in love with you.

Now let’s look at this board and think about the beers we want to have with it:

Board found at Natashaskitchen.com

A ‘Beer Sash‘ Should Totally Be A Thing

Just imagine these are Untappd badges – photo by Alamy

Nick and I were talking recently on The Perfect Pour about Untappd badges. Somehow this got us talking about analog things.

That got us to a place where we came up with… [wait for it] … BEER SASHES!

It’s like a Girl Scout/Boy Scout sash that displays all the patches/badges earned but for Untappd badges.

At Home Level 100 Badge from Untappd

Yes, like my recent badge for drinking at home a hell of a fucking lot? Make that into a patch and added to the Beer Sash!

Then I go around my local taprooms and beer festivals OBVIOUSLY impressing EVERYONE with my drinking and Untappd prowess.

Someone please get on this.