This week you may have noticed a new sidebar (on desktop) or content block at the bottom of the page (mobile) on some beer pages named: "Available Nearby." This widget was developed by my coworkers at Untappd to help BeerAdvocate users find the currently viewed beer on menus from verified venues on Untappd. It's been in beta testing for Respect Beer Society members since July 31, 2020, but I'm stoked to announce that the widget is now live for public testing! The above screenshot is where I can find Pliny the Elder near me. Awesome! How does it work? So far, we've matched around 7,000 of our most popular/top beers to test things out. More beers will become available on the widget as this continues to develop. It's IP based at the moment, so if you're using a VPN, Tor, or other proxy-based service your results might not match your current location. The nearby radius is currently set to 50 miles. No widget? It'll only display when a positive match occurs, which means that the beer is part of the widget dataset and it’s been added to an Untappd verified venue's menu within 50 miles of the location associated with your current IP address. Things I'm pushing for: Sync all beers! This is a massive task, but the benefits will be more than worth it. Better visibility for mobile users. Most of our traffic is mobile, so I'd like to see the widget auto-adjust its display accordingly based on the user's device. Add support for user geolocation for more accurate results. Exclude venues with outdated menus. You can see in screenshot that some of those added dates are old. We can do better here. We still have a lot of work to do, but I think it's going to bring a ton of value to our members, visitors, and Untappd for Business clients over time. It's also a great example of how Next Glass brands can work together. Got feedback? Give it a try at home or on your phone while you're out and about. Let me know what you think. We'll be using your feedback to make improvements. Thanks in advance!