Beer Buddy - Scanner & Ratings

•• #1 Beer App on App Store ••
••• Voted to Men's Journal Top Apps •••

Over 300,000+ beers and millions of user reviews at your fingertips. Browse and rate beers from every brewery, as well as find nearby stores, restaurants and bars all serving and selling beer.

Ever walk into a beer store and want to find out more about a beer? Sitting at a bar and see something intriguing on tap and you want to find out more? Want to see millions of ratings and reviews of you favorite craft beers?

••Barcode Scanning••
Beer Buddy allows you to use your device's camera to scan UPCs (barcodes) from beer bottles, cans, and cases, to obtain vital information pertaining to that particular beer. Discover history, alcohol content, user reviews, the brewery behind the beer, and much more all from scanning a barcode. If it happens that your beer has not been found via barcode scanning, add it to our vast database or search for it by name.

•• Integration and Reviews••
With Beer Buddy you will be able to actively interact with the web’s most complete beer database at With more than 300,000+ beers, and more being added everyday, the database is at your fingertips. Many beers in the database can now be scanned, found, rated and shared. Users that have a account will be able to write and post reviews to the website directly from Beer Buddy. Users will also be able to synchronize their ratings to their device for later offline viewing. All users will have the ability to read reviews from and see categorical scores for taste, aroma, palate, etc.

••Beer Finder••
“Beer Finder”, innovative enough to be an app by itself has been seamlessly integrated into Beer Buddy. Search for beers by name using Beer Buddys' intuitive auto complete search. You now have the ability to search the top beers in every country, the best seasonal beers, and’s Top 50 list. Ever wonder what the top beer is in the United States, South Africa or any other country in the world?? Now you have that ability in the palm of your hands.

Beer Buddy allows you to tap into a huge database of restaurants, beverage stores, bars, and breweries that serve your favorite beer. Using Places you can find these spots based on your current location, searching by name, or searching by address. Never go thirsty again!

••Beers On-Tap••
The “On Tap” feature is a new idea in beer apps that allows you to compose a list of beers you have not yet tried but would like to in the future. Now you can find a beer and add it to a list, read up on it, find beers from the same brewery and get a ton of other information. Beers “On Tap” can be easily transferred to your favorites or tasted list and reviewed.

••Favorites List••
Beer Buddy will also allow you to make a list of your favorite beers. Your favorites list will give you the ability to rank and rate your beers. With addition of new ales, porters, stouts, ciders, and more your favorites list can seamlessly be edited. Integration with social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

"This is by far the most comprehensive beer app out there, and will be your buddy to finding, drinking and rating beer. The app is directly integrated with so you can read reviews of any beer and locations (retailers, bars, and breweries), as well as provide your own ratings...You can start by either searching for the name of the beer or scanning the barcode. Once you find your beer, you can bookmark it for later via the “On Tap” function."

Beer Buddy - Scanner & Ratings App Description & Overview

The applications Beer Buddy - Scanner & Ratings was published in the category Food & Drink on 2011-07-26 and was developed by S2 IT Consulting LLC. The file size is 15.34 MB. The current version is 4.0.0 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

- Sync ratings across multiple devices by uploading offline ratings to RateBeer

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Beer Buddy - Scanner & Ratings Reviews


Login Required??  Pomai98  2 star

What used to be a great App now turned into a pain in the butt! Why a login is suddenly required is beyond me.


Used to be 5 Stars  DBRhodes  1 star

I used to love this app BEFORE the latest update that forces you to login but even more annoying is the fact that you are forced to write a minimum 75 character comment when rating a beer.


Did I lose everything?  TheGreatScott14  1 star

The new version forced me to re-login, but I have no idea what the name of that account would be, nor did the app give me a link to reset my password. Have I lost my years of beer collecting data?

Charley Combs

Sad  Charley Combs  1 star

What once was THE app for traveling beer consumers is now simply an annoying waste of time (and money for those of us that paid for it years ago). I used to brag about this app for years, now I will tell everyone to avoid it and look elsewhere--sad.

the Joey

Used to be good, now requires account  the Joey  1 star

Please remove the login restriction.


Please add password recovery  Taskin2010  1 star

What's happening?


What happened?  billmorgan07  1 star

Now asking for a login and no way to reset password. Is all my saved info gone?


another data miner  Loudboys  1 star

second of my apps this week made useless by now requiring an account


Logged me out with new version  JimWol  3 star

With no way to retrieve my password

the OS og

What happened?  the OS og  3 star

Previously 5 stars. Now, not so much. I was forced to create a account after using app without one for over a year. I did because I like the app. After creating an account I go to scan a new beer, and once the scan was recognized it crashes. Over and over again after each scan.

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Best Craft Beer App  stormy weather in Boca  5 star

I have tried several different craft beer apps - this is the best craft beer app I have found. It has ratings for most all craft beers.


Great app  Mooseblw023  4 star

Very convenient and easy to use. Only two things spring to mind to improve it (and earn that 5th star): 1. I just upgraded my phone and there doesn't seem to be a way to get all my data from the old phone to the new one other than manually re-entering all of it. :( 2. I'd like to be able to make personal notes in a beer without making them public. I'm less interested in telling the world about the hoppiness and tangerine notes and more interested in remembering that this is the beer I had at Frank's party that started off tasting like cough syrup but was drinkable from the second bottle on (I'm looking at you, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat).


Great App... Need an update....  Waine06  2 star

Keeps track of my favorite beers. Share my faves with friends. Please update this app. Nothing new since 10/2014 ???


Iphone 6/6 Plus Update  AndresACB  3 star

Please update the app to support iphone 6/6 Plus screen. The app looks really bad on the iPhone 6 Plus screen.


Drink up with w this app  Lovecomps  4 star

We love this app !


Best beer app I've tried  Skiatd1  5 star

I have tried several beer apps looking for something to keep track of what I drank. I was hoping to find something that had some auto fill or search capacity and let me enter in some of my own notes. This app does all of that and more. I really like that it links to so I can see how beer is rated if I am at a place with a bunch of stuff I haven't tried. It is really easy to add a new beer and enter notes. I highly recommend this app.

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Could be better  Eglington Chasp  3 star

Format for reviews is unclear. Why are "palate" and "taste" two different things? I emailed them asking to explain the distinction; no reply. The reviews often exceed the character limit, at least on my iPhone. The search function is affected by punctuation marks, apostrophes, and exact spelling. Many reviewers are ignorant of styles, rating Pilsners and Helleses lower than Double IPAs, even if the lighter beers are excellent. Positives are a large database of domestic and foreign beers and generally accurate info about abv.

T. Kilian

Won't load  T. Kilian  1 star

On my 5s, the app opens and just gives a spinning "loading" icon. Nothing else. Please update!

Kim Y.

Just want to copy and paste beer name  Kim Y.  1 star

Got this app in hopes I could copy and paste the names of beers and maybe get a little more info about each one to compile a beer list for my bar. Waste of money


Wish they would use RateBeer better  Andy04  3 star

The app is okay. Clunky interface, the search is hard to use. But I wish that they would use RateBeer's 100 point scale. This is much more useful than the current 5 point scale

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