Vintage Beer Policy
At Untappd we love beer. We also love the passion for beer by our community and understand the desire to try unique beers or beers that have been "aged". In the world of beer these are referred to as vintages. In order to keep our beer data accurate and in order we've create a Vintage Beer Policy. as Moderators your job is to keep the beer data accurate. If you have any doubts about a beer and whether it's vintage or unique please follow these guidelines.
As a rule a beer that is a one off release, not bottled or not widely distributed should go into the master beer for that brewery. A beer that is an actual vintage i.e. a different recipe, or a uniquely aged beer can have it's own entry in the database. The beer name should be Beer (Year). For example 120 Minute IPA (2008)
Beers like Vanilla Bourbon Stouts that are spin offs of Bourbon Stouts that are bottled, or kegged and wildly distributed can have their own beer entry.
Beers that are unique and one off release are not vintages: For example "I went to Dogfish Head Brewery and had their 60 minutes IPA dry- hopped on Cask" This beer is an extension of the 60 minute product and should be rolled up accordingly.
Another example: " I bought a rare bottle of vanilla bourbon stout from Founder's that was a limited release" - this gets it's own beer
Generally a beer should only have one vintage per year. For example Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 2007 should only have one entry.
If you are adding a new beer as a vintage is should follow our Beer Naming Standards found here: http://help.untappd.com/kb/beer-guidelines/beer-naming-standards
We know this isn't an exact science so if you have any doubts about a beer please contact email@example.com for verification.