- You can read all about it on the Taphouse blog at: http://thelocaltaphouse.blogspot.com/2011/02/taphouse-and-untappd-social-media-app.html
Untappd have confirmed that all the beers and breweries available at GABS have been pre-loaded, ready for the event, so it should be a hassle-free task to search for and check in each beer as you drink it.
I have unfortunately experienced a number of Untappd haters across the twitter-sphere and broader online universe. They seem to disapprove of this FourSquare-based Social Networking Web-App for reasons such as...it is simplistic/undescriptive and somehow unhelpful to the debate/fight for better beer.
Personally, I like the idea of Untappd as a memory device and social networking resource. I do not use Untappd to review beers or educate people about beer. I enjoy using Untappd as a record of the WHAT, WHERE and WHEN of my own beer journey.
Furthermore, I like to see what my friends are drinking, as sometimes it leads to a new beer discovery. Finally, Untappd can help spark (yes, only spark) conversation and engagement regarding those beers.
Feel free to follow me at: http://untappd.com/user/jayelde
If it is not your thing, that's fine...leave it be and indulge in whatever is your thing.
ALSO...more good GABS news just at hand...with 2 Brothers Brewery announcing that their new seasonal, "The Guvnor" (English Barley Wine, 11%-ish abv) will now be included on the GABS tap line-up! ROCK!
Read more about The Guvnor on The Crafty Pint at: http://craftypint.com/beer/specials#2-Brothers-The-Guvnor