By: Chad Davis

Upgrade your pallet with these six apps every drinking connoisseur needs:



As the largest beer community in the world, BeerAdvocate’s mobile app is a must-have tool for anyone interested in craft beers. You can rate beers, discover new brews or find local bars carrying your favorite craft beers. The app is available for free on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.



Elixr’s infinite-feed of community photos makes it one of the most attractive apps on this list. You can discover trending craft spirits and beers nearby based on specific types, makers or craft-houses. Elixr, available for free on Android and iOS, lets you rate and share great drinks with other connoisseurs in your community.



Mixology, the number one cocktail recipe app for iPhone, is also available for free on Android devices. With almost 8,000 drink recipes, Mixology is one of the most comprehensive databases for craft makers, bartenders and connoisseurs all over the world. The ad-free version, “Mixologist,” costs $1.49 in the Google Play store.



RateBeer offers an extensive community of user reviews and beer descriptions for free on Android devices. RateBeer’s listings focus on taste, aroma and overall brew quality and also features a unique calendar of upcoming beer events.



Discover free local beer tasting events based on your unique taste preferences with Pintley — available for free on Android and iOS. Each month Pintley hosts a variety of free events all over the nation showcasing the newest craft beers.



A powerful resource for breweries and consumers alike, Untappd offers an extensive network of craft beers and bars with personalized recommendations for your area. If you own a brewery, claiming it on Untappd provides you with valuable consumer analytics and feedback. Untapped is available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry.