No, it's not a dating app that pairs you with others around you who have similar taste in beer. Beer Match lets you find the perfect beer to pair with your meal in an instant. (iTunes, $1)
BeerCloud helps you discover your favorite new beers by style, location or food-pairing needs. It also has a UPC scanner so you can get the scoop on any new beers you're checking out. (iTunes, free)
We can't believe this app is free! Create your own "brewery" with Untappd! This social media app for beer-lovers lets you communicate with other connoisseurs around the world to suggest, discover and find the best beers around. You can find out where your friends are drinking, find the beer you want nearby and even post to other social media accounts. The features are endless (unlike a keg), so download it now to share, share, share! (iTunes, free)
This free app saves you cash when you're just looking for a good brew at a reasonable price. Use Happy Houred to search for the best deals near you. It locates deals on beer, wine, spirits and even food! (iTunes, free)
If you're less interested in saving money than in getting a tasty craft brew, download Find Craft Beer. This app lets you find bars and breweries where you can get just what you're looking for. (iTunes, $1)
After locating all those fab beers, you'll probably want to invest in a device that helps keep you in check (and off the road) when you've neglected to "drink responsibly." IntelliDrink is a sophisticated blood alcohol level calculator that estimates your blood alcohol level based on your age, weight, gender, the type of alcohol you're having and drinking frequency. It lets you set up individual profiles for yourself and your friends. (iTunes, $2)
After finding that your blood alcohol level is a bit over the legal limit, you'll need Taxi Finder, an app that lets you locate a cab service near you and estimate the fare. (iTunes, $2)
If you're the designated driver, that doesn't mean you have to abstain completely. iBeer lets you choose from five beers, then simulate drinking them from your iPhone with realistic fluid movement. Your blood alcohol level won't be any higher than if you drank water all night, but you'll still be able to join in the festivities. (iTunes, free)
Light drinkers may be less concerned with blood alcohol levels and more concerned with calorie or carb counting. If that's you, download DrinkFit, an app that gives you the nutrition facts of your favorite beers, wines and spirits and lets you find the "healthiest" adult beverage based on your dietary needs. (iTunes, $2)
OK, so this is just a novelty app, but wouldn't your iPhone 5s be so much happier if your battery charge were measured by whether the glass was half full or half empty? Beer Battery monitors the charge in your iPhone's battery and keeps you apprised via a cold, refreshing pint. (iTunes, $1)
Next time you see a brand new tap at your local pub, you'll want to have Gallagher's Beer Guide handy. This app will help you determine what brews meet your standards and discover new beers you'll want in your mug ASAP. (iTunes, $1)
This fun app lets you play beer pong even if you don't have little plastic cups! We love Beer Pong because it gives you something to do while your friend is waiting in the inevitable backed-up line in the ladies room. (iTunes, free)
The beer counter is great for situations when you're not entirely sure you trust your server (you know what we mean) or for those who just want to track their spending. Beer Counter doesn't just count your beers, it lets you change the price when happy hour is over so you know you're not going over budget. (iTunes, $2)
If you prefer to brew your own suds, iBrewMaster is the app for you. It lets you store and share your favorite recipes, manage your batch timeline and shop for the supplies you need on the go. (iTunes, $10)
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