Beer ticking is simply the act of keeping a record of every different beer you drink. It encourages you to order new beers and try a greater variety. Serious tickers take pride in the number of ticks they have – and can be obsessive about it. Watch the Beertickers Documentary for a hilarious take on the hobby.
The Bay Area list was originally compiled by Mario from Brewed For Thought. It attempts to include all bottled beers available in the nine counties of the California Bay Area (if rare draft-only beers were included this list would never end. Which is what makes the Bay Area such a great place to drink beer).
I’ve thought about making this more feature-filled, turning it into a native app, morphing it into a climbers ticker list. Would that be fun? Let me know!