It’s no secret that I have a preoccupation, fascination, and obsession with social media. My latest addiction? Instagram.
What is Instagram? Essentially, its a mobile-based photo-sharing social-media platform. Instagram also allows its users to connect to and share its photos to Facebook (pages and profiles), Twitter, Tumbler and Foursquare – making it quite the one stop shop. And since Facebook bought it last year for one billion dollars, Instagram has quickly become one of the most-widely used and fastest growing social networking sites.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of craft beer fans and dozens of breweries use Instagram. Today, the #craftbeer hashtag boasts over 280 thousand pictures. Hundreds of pictures of craft beer are posted every day. Hundreds of users view these pictures, liking them and even commenting on them, every day.
I have been spending more and more time, much to the dismay of my friends and family, on the #craftbeer feed. As a result, I’ve uncovered new friends and followers that I might not have otherwise. Here is a list of the craft beer-focused Instagrammers that I enjoy following the most. Some of them are extremely talented photographers, some quirky and fun, and all are very engaging and interesting to follow!
15 Must Follow #CraftBeer Instagramers
Colby posts really great quality photos of really awesome, often hard to find, craft beers. He is also extremely engaging on the #craftbeer hashtag, often commenting on posts he likes.
Artistic photos with a creative use of color. If I had to make an assumption, I’d say he takes and edits the photos with a camera before uploading to Instagram. Either way, the photos are oustanding!
Angelo works at a great craft beer bar and is always taking pictures of new beers being tapped. He also has an epic beer cellar and his feed boasts some of the most sought-after beers in the world.
One of the most popular #craftbeer Instagrammers, Kim posts fun and cute pics of herself with beer – often telling a story with her pictures. She also visits a lot of breweries, sharing her adventures in the form of pictures on Instagram.
Chris is the beer editor for DRAFT Magazine. He gets sent lots of awesome beers from awesome breweries and shares them with us on Instagram. His feed gives me serious beer envy.
Although based in the beer mecca of Portland (OR), Dan gets his hands on amazing craft beers from all over the country. He takes great photos.
Adam runs one the most popular beer news site in the world. As his IG name suggests, Adam has his finger on the pulse of the beer industry and share his beer experiences with us on Instagram.
Although her IG name might not reveal it, Amber is a hardcore beer geek and beer blogger. She takes great photos, mostly of beer!
Ashley is a sister from another mister. She takes awesome photos of beer and food (and every now and again of her kids). Ashley is also very active and engaging with the rest of the IG #craftbeer community.
I’m quite certain that Dan is a professional photographer. And, if he isn’t, he should quit his day job to become one. His photos are some of the best I’ve seen!
Amy keeps it cute and classy, making her more than deserving of the “craft beer girl” name. She is also very engaging, giving love in the form of likes and comments to her fellow craft beer lovers.
Another great photographer, Jeff’s IG feed consists mostly craft beer and food photos with the occasional glass of wine. He’s engaged to one of my bffs – @sharayray – who is also worthy of a follow!
With a IG name like that, one would expect nothing less than awesome photos of beer – and Dale delivers. It appears as if all of his photos are taken and edited with his phone – so made props for keeping it real!
Tyler is, by far, one of the best beer photographers on Instagram and his beer collages are some of the best. He posts more rare, hard to find beers, than anyone I follow on IG. He’s Canadian, but we still love him.
Alice is one of the most popular craft beer instagrammers, boasting hundreds of likes on each of her photos. She is also highly engaging, frequently liking and commenting on other pictures in the #craftbeer feed.
Creatively combining the word instagram with the word beer, tag team Herbert and Rafael run one of the most popular beer-themed instagram feeds. Beware: they also post pics of domestic yellow fizzy lagers – however, most of it is craft.
My craft beer wingman, @boozedancing posts some great pics. Anchor gave him their Brewer’s Award for the best pic in the holiday AnchorBrewtography contest. I’m going feel awful having to take the title away from him next year.
I thinks some IG’ers are going to see a big bump in followers.
Check out who made Drink With The Wench's top 15 list of craft beer people to follow on Instagram: The Beer Truck! With almost 7,000 followers between Facebook and Instagram, I'm very honored to be on her list. Thanks! Be sure to check out her FB page and @thebeerwench on Instagram.
I love the comment under yours!
Sigh. No love for me http://www.instagram.com/chriscaddell
@williamdozier has great photos and helps contribute to porchdrinking.com
We're both #10… honored to share a place on the list with you sir!
Thanks for the love! Honored to be listed alongside so many amazing supporters of craft beer… Cheers!
Great job, and thanks for including me.
Just want to give a shot out to a couple more who I really enjoy following and I feel are worthy of a follow:
@cnbrown313 (exquisite taste in craft beer)
@iamthesarg (fun and creative)
@matty_monster (insane amount of top notch beer)
@mhohiromi (very interesting)
@eworthy (just plain cool)
I'll definitely have to follow some of these!
Great list! Can you and me to it!
Check out @therussb
Don't forget about me @EnJeiBee.
@99botlesbeer…meet my beer shop, beers I drink, and my golden retrievers. Love you Ashley!
My local beer buddy @eworthy has a lot of great beer and photos as well!
The Craft Beer Girl – As am I. And here's an even better way to look at it: on a scale of 1-10…yeah, we're 10's!
Thanks for the Instagram list! I'm following most of them already, but always looking for more #craftbeer folks to follow. Cheers!
@brewtus : there’s always next year ha
going to add some of the ones I don't already follow…thanks for this post!
So honored to be a part of this list! Cheers!
Thank you for the recommendations. You rock for doing this for others!
@mingstein! Tons of awesome beers, homebrew, music, and his awesome son! Love the site Ms. Wench, cheers!!!
I like @GYBERIC , @Jimmypap24, matty_monster and @MIKNACLERIO.
We are two beer ehnthusiastics from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
We are aways looking forward to try new craft beers around the world.
Take a look on our Instagram @beerbasedlife
Fantastic list, also worth checking out are: @drinkingcraft @every_beer_in_2013 @savestheclash @homebrewher – can’t wait to check out those on your list that I’m yet to follow. Cheers!
Nice list! I hope it becomes an annual. I started my beer adventures on Untappd and that had led me to IG. I love following all the great beer and can't wait to follow some more on the list. Shameless plug… I am at @wrobarge if your interested.
I guess I fell short, looks like I gotta step up my IG game in 2013! I am a newcomer, so I got a lot to learn, but come follow me @beerdork on IG. I even give away free beers to lucky followers! Great list though! I can’t disagree with any, and I follow them all.
Nice post, a couple there I didn’t know about. Thanks.
Check out my page @beers_of_instagram
Great list. One of my favorite beer photogs on instragram is @valleyofthesuds
Based in Phoenix, Ariz., and some of the best beer photography I’ve seen anywhere.
Go check out @tompeters58. He is a home brewer with an awesome 3 tier set-up that brews every Sunday. Great pictures!
I post beer pics of homebrews and craft beers, and some food porn(I’m a chef)
I’m partial to Seacoast Beverage Lab (@SeacoastBevLab). Follow me and I’ll follow you
I dont mind a few more followers. After all #craftbeer is my name
I think you forgot one of my personal favorites….@drinkingcraft. That guy’s pictures are beer art!
Bummed I didn’t make this list. I guess I need to step up my game! @beertography
But I love every one on it!
Thanks for liking my posts (@riverinemedia). I hardly deserve it as someone just learning about the craft. One of my favorites is @littlemissbliss who hails from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Great pics of Canadian craft beers.
Had I known this existed, I would have stepped my game up sooner. Check my photos @beer_mugshots
Vanberg & DeWulf Belgian Beer Importers I will check out the list, do you have an instagram?
Follow @traverer. The best of Michigan and Michigan beers!
BeerandBaking.com @beerandbaking on instagram…I post lots of photos!
Have you seen @icon330 on Instagram? Just connected with this fellow today – really awesome photography work I was very impressed. And he also acquires some good brews for being another Ohioan like I am!
Kelly! Thanks for giving me the heads up on @icon330–Iwill for sure check out his stuff!
@thepettybrewgeois is pretty goddamned great, if I don't say so myself!
@shadybrothers – you know it ;).
I’d like to post a few of my favs:
cstewart13- great beer pics using Hipstamatic and a DSLR. He also has twin girls which are to die for!!! Some of his best pictures are extremely underrated.
xcorona79x- guy from Houston. Heavy on post processing, but his shots look great and brilliantly colored.
jomando- this guy is on another level of phone beer photography. Desaturated and black and whites are his best. He posts some other amazing pictures other than beer.
Great and high quality list! Maybe these guys are missing: @hophunters
I’d like to recommend Hop Hunters. Coming from Finland they have a wide range of craft beers from the States but also from Europe.
@odellbrewing is sharing new and fresh #craftbeer photos daily!