If you've ever been frustrated by the lack of beer emoji diversity while texting a buddy about your latest IPA or monk-brewed ale — and we certainly have — things are looking up. The Belgian Brewers association has released a 60-beer emoji keyboard built for iPhone and Android.
We appreciated Guinness' St. Patrick's Day campaign to bring a dark beer emoji to the standard keyboard, but the breadth of beers in the BeerEmojis keyboard is far more impressive. Each of the 60 emojis represent a specific Belgian ale, like Westmalle Dubbel or Leffe Blond, served in its proper glassware (every respectable Belgian brew typically has a uniquely shaped glass designed to heighten the aroma and flavor).
The keyboard is free to download with the BeerEmojis app, however all the beers are branded. So if you're looking for a darker shade of beer mug, you'll have to keep waiting. However, there's no reason you shouldn't be regularly enjoying some of the world-class beers represented on the keyboard, namely St. Bernardus Abt 12, Chimay Blue, Duvel, Hoegaarden, and Rodenbach.