What's Beer Karma?! What are these numbers?! Relax. Don't worry. And have a brew. Beer Karma & Points The origins of Beer Karma go back to around 2000. Back in the day we described it as follows: It's seen many iterations, and come and gone, over the years. But simply put, it's a measurement of your contributions and overall support that's represented using a point-based system. The more you contribute, the more points you'll get. Points may also be taken away for content that is removed by you or through moderation actions. Accruing Points Nearly every contribution that you make to the site awards points, and we don't divulge the complete point system, but here are some tips: Reviewing beers is the best way to accrue points. Adding beers that we're missing not only gets you points, but also helps others when searching for beers. Updating certain elements of your user profile awards points. One of the perks of joining our Respect Beer Society is a considerable boost in points. Newly accrued points are applied on an hourly basis for recently active users by an automated task. The Halls of Beerdom Whenever you see one of the following titles next to a username it denotes that they've achieved a specific level of Beer Karma by way of points, and that their username has been scribed into The Halls of Beerdom for all to recognize. 0 = Initiate 200 = Aspirant 300 = Disciple 400 = Devotee 500 = Zealot 600 = Defender 700 = Crusader 800 = Champion 900 = Savant 1000 = Meyvn 1500 = Poo-Bah Wear your title with pride. More titles will be scribed over time. Notable Members by Points https://www.beeradvocate.com/members/?sort=points Note: The origins of Beer Karma, and its mystical calculations, remain unknown. Seeking it out is not the way of Beer Karma. Points and titles aren't instant. So if you log in and things don't look right, please wait roughly an hour for the system to process and apply any updates. Beer Karma may change at any time, and without warning. Beer Karma isn't necessarily a measure of a user's beer knowledge. The Return of Old-School Beer Karma. Cheers!