Badges? We don’t need no steenkin badges!
Look. I know you’re above chasing after Untappd badges. They’re meaningless after all, they don’t gain you admittance to the most exclusive of clubs, and they don’t even exist except in cyberspace. Like any arena in which normal people are having fun, there are going to be petulant twats who take all the fun out of it, checking-in beers they’ve never tried or complaining that new badges aren’t retroactive. I get it.
But for those who subscribe to the honor system and genuinely use the app for exploring beer and recording impressions, I think the badges can be a good bit of fun, and edifying into the bargain. They can spur you to try styles you might have otherwise given a miss, or to revisit classics you’ve neglected in pursuit of new releases. When I’ve got an empty space in a “Pick 6” carrier at the grocery, I might fill it with a beer from a brewery or country simply because Untappd is running a badge, and be pleasantly surprised.
To that end, I herewith present a rudimentary calendar showing what badges are currently live on Untappd. This leaves out all the core badges that are available year-round for beer styles and venues. These are largely promotional badges from breweries or beer weeks/months that are limited time offers. Further, since I’m writing from Houston, I’m only including the badges that are eligible via beers that are currently distributed, or can be obtained at a venue, in Texas. If you have to drink Cigar City, or be in Chicago, they’re not listed here.
This is a first pass, and I’ll try to keep it updated going forward. It’s displayed from a weekly point of view on its own page (link up top), so you can see what badges are ongoing or available on a particular day of the week. Click each item for a description of requirements.Share this: