Founded in 2013, Next Glass was based on the simple insight that the beverage alcohol industry had room for modernization.
In 2015, we acquired Untappd, an app that hosts the largest network of beer enthusiasts in the world. A year later, the company launched Untappd for Business, a separate B2B platform that provides leading menu and events publishing software to beverage producers and retailers.
In early 2020, we acquired BeerAdvocate, the country’s most sophisticated digital platform for beer news, forums, and reviews, and secured funding from Providence Strategic Growth to fuel continued growth of the core business while also acquiring industry-leading software and media platforms. The end of 2020 brought two more strategic acquisitions: Oznr, a platform that removes the headache of running high-value beer releases, and Hop Culture, the leading digital media platform for Millennial drinkers.
Today, Next Glass tools sit at the intersection of each tier in the beverage alcohol ecosystem. From proprietary business software to custom marketing solutions, in-house podcasts to a circuit of live events that stretches around the world, Next Glass is the catalyst for a modernized beverage alcohol industry.