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Create a digital beer menu with one click

Last updated March 02, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

Digital beer menus are attention-grabbing and easy for customers to read. This makes life easier for your bartenders and makes the entire ordering process more efficient, which drives a significant increase in beverage sales.

But questions abound: how do I even create a digital beer menu? How can I actually get it onto a TV? And how can I avoid going through a whole updating rigmarole every time I kick a keg?

TV Menus from BeerMenus make it extremely easy.

Don't just "do" social media. You should have a strategy. And here's a 6-point one that works.

Last updated June 08, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

The last two weeks we picked Rob Austin's brain about the proven goal and process he uses for social media and 6 simple marketing efforts he's recently used at Leader Bar, a neighborhood pub in Irving Park, CHI.

This week, still thirsty, we're returning to Rob's knowledge well to talk about social media strategy—what to post, when/how often to post, how to post about events, etc. In our conversation we sort of coalesced around 6 points that a bar, restaurant, and brewery can use to develop their social media strategy:

Create a print beer menu with one click

Last updated March 02, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

You know the scene well. A keg kicks and your heart drops: you have to update your beer menu.

What comes next goes something like this: you go to the office computer and head to Google to find the new beer's description. You search and search, finally find a description you like, then copy and paste it into your menu document. You're done...except now the formatting is screwed up. You fiddle with it until it's finally ready. You push print and take a deep breath.

You're done.

Until you have to do the exact same thing the next day.

It doesn't have to be that way! Read on to learn how to create a professional beer menu template that automatically includes beer descriptions.

10 best beer menu board designs of 2023

Last updated March 02, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

This year we've helped bars, restaurants, and breweries from Alaska to New York showcase their craft beer tap list in just about every way possible, from modern to sleek to chalkboard-inspired.

In this article we highlight the 10 best digital menu board designs we made this year. Enjoy!

Untappd for Business alternative: BeerMenus

Last updated May 04, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

👉 Update Spring 2023: Untappd for business now has two tiers: Essential ($899/year) and Premium ($1199/year).

Just over a year ago they increased their price from $599 to $899 (a 50% increase). The limitations built into this new two tier system appear designed to once again charge existing and previous customers more for their services.

BeerMenus, a popular Untappd alternative with most of the same features, costs just $599 per year.