Your official passport to Massachusetts’ craft breweries has arrived.
The Mass Craft Beer mobile app is your guide to help you travel and quench your thirst across the Commonwealth. With more than 120 breweries on tap, and more arriving on the scene every day, you can now carry your passport on your phone and never miss a stamp.
Check out these great features:
• Find breweries near you
• Check-in to the breweries you visit and add them to your passport
• Earn rewards and merchandise by collecting passport stamps
• Post your check-ins on Facebook and Twitter
• Get the latest event news with links to purchase tickets
• Create your own brewery tours with an interactive brewery map and directory
Visiting local breweries is the best way to support the craft beer community in Massachusetts. Breweries employ locals, drive traffic and tourism to the state and pour world-class craft beer to thirsty locals and travelers. Massachusetts’ breweries are ranked among the best in the world, country, and region, with accolades and awards being announced weekly.
For more information about Massachusetts craft breweries, visit www.massbrewersguild.org
Please remember to drink responsibly.
Improved passport rewards for loyal craft beer enthusiasts.
Ratings and Reviews
Possibilities are there but...
The passport stamp feature worked at the four places I visited my first day using the app. So yay for that.
I use Untappd to check in my beers so haven't tried this app for that feature.
That said, the tour feature - which could be awesome - leaves a lot to be desired. The only way to create a tour and add locations to it is by going by region. That means that if I want to visit a few breweries at the edges of two regions, I can't add them to the same tour. 🤷🏻♀️ Confusing. There doesn't appear to be a way to add any additional breweries to a tour.
So. There are possibilities here and lots of room for improvement.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for the feedback and suggestions! We will definitely pass this to the appropriate department for review. Please let us know if you have any other suggestions!
I love the passport feature and map but some things need work
I'm so glad to have this app. I have a craft beer passport from another state but it's a paper one so I have to remember to bring it every time I visit the state. That being said, the stamping feature in the app does need some work. I have been sitting inside a brewery for over an hour but the app wouldn't recognize it. So I tried requesting a manual stamp. I don't think this feature actually works. I tried following the directions, submitting a picture of myself in front of the sign inside the brewery, but nothing happened. Not even a confirmation of any kind that the request has been made, and of course, no stamp. Fix these bugs and the app will be great.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for the feedback. We have addressed these bugs in the past year due to suggestions such as this - please let us know how we are currently doing!
I wanted to like this, but - it's trying to do a lot of things, and not doing most of them well.
1. The "rotation" - which would be helpful using the maps - doesn't work.
2. The app REQUIRES you to enable location services to use the map. From a privacy perspective I resent that, and frankly it's an obstacle if I want to consider a brewery that's not nearby.
3. When you get to a list of breweries, there's no link to the breweries' own web pages.
4. If you select a brewery - Surprise! - you have to create a MBG account and sign in. I don't want to leave the app to get info.
So I'm disappointed. I'll probably leave it on my phone to see if it improves in the near future, but the app fails to deliver on its promise.
I got a “We've made updates - please re-rate us!” message from the developer. If they have, I can’t tell - the four things I said I didn’t like are still issues, so I’m not sure what they updated.
Well, they’ve had a second chance to make a good first impression and they failed. My rating is now “don't bother with this app”. Deleting it from my phone; not seeing a third chance for them when they ignored my prior feedback.
Developer Response ,
Hello! Thank you for your feedback. We have made some great enhancements in the past year - please give us another try and let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more suggestions from our users.
- Brewers Marketing, LLC
- 66.7 MB
- Food & Drink
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 17+ for the following:
- Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2017 Mass Craft Beer
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.