MANCHESTER, England—Rapidly expanding iOS and Android travel app Beer Adventures is sweeping through the global craft beer community, offering beer and food lovers an interactive way to explore the beer scene in major cities and travel destinations on almost every continent. Having already thousands of registered active users, the Beer Adventures app makes vacations and urban expeditions more exciting with over 150 app-led beer tours, plotting out all the top pubs, bars, restaurants, breweries and taprooms in town.
Features of the app include: pro-built routes and navigation powered by Google Maps, informative pop-ups about the local beer and food scene, check-in ability and group adventures that allow friends to link up numerous phones together through the app for a day out to remember.
Having launched in a number of US cities in 2017 including—New York, San Diego, Asheville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, Austin, Boston, Detroit, and Denver—Beer Adventures today announced the launch of a wave of new cities that will build on the success of these US launch cities in taking beer and food fans from around the globe to some of America's most acclaimed beer cities.
Joining the Beer Adventures offering and ready for download today are—Nashville, Tampa, Charlotte, Atlanta, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, Raleigh, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Cincinnati and Las Vegas.
Commenting on the new cities Beer Adventures founder Jonny Quirk said:
"We're super excited to take people on a day out to remember in these great cities, we've really put the time into selecting some awesome bars, breweries, taprooms and eateries for each tour. Whether Beer Adventurers are sitting in Founders in Grand Rapids, Cigar City in Tampa or Banger Brewing in Vegas we're pleased to have all these rapidly growing beer cities now on the Beer Adventures map for locals and tourists to enjoy."
Tapping into the rising trend of beer tourism, Beer Adventures creator and former Yelp UK & Ireland Regional Manager Jonny Quirk is excited to put more great cities in the hands of beer explorers across the USA. He has designed the app to give users a true adventure, with routes that take them by iconic city landmarks and sights between stops.
"Beer tourism is something which is really huge," says Jonny. "People are travelling all over to visit their favorite breweries. With the growing rise of social media everyone has a new favorite beer or brewery they want to try, whether that's an hour away or on the other side of the planet. Our app-led tours do take you to the best places for beer and food but we've also designed our routes to show off the city whether that's exploring historic Boston, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge or hanging out in the downtown arts scene of Los Angeles."
With the Beer Adventures app aimed at locals and tourists Quirk has said:
"It's already been great to see people from the UK and Europe using our US tours when on holiday and US citizens enjoying our tours in Amsterdam, Brussels and Munich. Beer is such a universal language and we're delighted to now play a part in so many people's travel plans."
One of the most popular features of the app is that it gives you the freedom to take your beer tour at your own pace. You can stay as long as you like at each stop and take detours or make pit stops at your own leisure.
"We want everyone to feel like a local whenever they join a Beer Adventure app tour" explains Quirk. "It's a very highly curated tour experience which people are going on, it just so happens that it's an app taking you around as opposed to someone telling you to be there at 12 o'clock on a Tuesday. Ok so you may not be on an organised group tour but you will be out together with 1000's of people in the global Beer Adventures community. So everyone who uses our app can make a real day of it, not feel rushed, enjoy it with friends and really tap into the authentic food and drink scene wherever they are."
Each of the tours on the Beer Adventures app has five to ten bars, breweries, taprooms and restaurants with the option to skip anywhere that doesn't appeal, and each city has at least one tour to select with some now having up to four or five tours.
Being the home of modern IPAs, the San Diego tour takes in six of the finest pale ale joints in town, including the famous Stone Brewing Tap Room.And the Austin tour is a real blend of great beer, arts and music.
Speaking about some of his favourite US Beer Adventures tours Quirk said:
"I was lucky enough to spend some time in Asheville last year and the craft beer and food scene is amazing, the local vibe is incredible and the whole town is involved in making it one of the main 'Beer Cities USA'. Our Detroit Beer Adventure is also really special in terms of showing off the rejuvenation going on, it's a city having a renaissance and we really want to show that off and the people who are working hard in leading it.
"I also have to say that we offer 3 different tours in New York including one we've labelled 'Epic' which takes beer and food fans to 10 stops over one day. It's such a great day out and passes so many NYC sights, crisscrosses Manhattan and Brooklyn and can be done best by a combination of walking, subway or taking an iconic yellow taxi if the feet are starting to get sore. We invite Beer Adventurers from all over the globe to take our 'Epic NYC' tour and see if they can hit all 10 venues in one day. Based on the enthusiasm for this tour from last years Beer Adventures pioneers, it can be done!"
In addition to curating your stops, the app offers up drinks suggestions, history and information about the establishment, local knowledge and beer trivia about the area and even great drinks offers at some locations.
To learn more about how the app works, you can visit the Beer Adventures website. After downloading and registering for free, each city and all it's available tours cost less than the price of a good quality craft beer to download.
The Beer Adventures app is now available to use in 85 global cities with North America further represented across Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Mexico City. You can download on iOS here and on Android here.
For more information or interview requests contact Jonny Quirk at [email protected]
About Beer Adventures
The Beer Adventures App is now available to download worldwide on iOS and Android. Offering over 150 highly curated app-led tours in 85 cities across the globe, Beer Adventures takes you to all the best bars, pubs, eateries, breweries and taprooms at the touch of a few buttons. Integrated maps, city knowledge pop-ups and rich content on each venue makes you a local expert as soon as you arrive somewhere new. The app is free to download and each city (with all it's tours) costing less than the price of a good quality beer.