Oh man… it’s insane. I can see brewery being hush-hush about beers which haven’t turned out right, but released them anyway, maybe in limited venues where they count they can sell them without (m)any complaints. Since I run a FB page where I try to present every damn craft beer that comes out of Croatia, I’d experienced that, even after contacting brewers (even those I know in person).
But releasing beers basically undercover, with no info? Okay, it might be tricky to set up graphics and a fancy description for what might be an experimental one-off if you have a lot going on, but man… in 2021 it seems lazy not to write anything about it anywhere, acknowledge it’s a thing with a couple of sentences, pic or no pic. And it happens from macros to brewpubs.
Brewpubs are indeed frequent offenders, especially if beer’s not their only gimmick. I can think of at least one brewpub in Prague that never ever mentions its new beers, with its staff being pretty clueless if I remember correctly and their social media focusing solely on its restaurant part (and talking about beers only globally), but when I asked in a Facebook direct message - they provided fantastic detailed info about the beer we’d had there. And that leaves me baffled why they don’t publish that regularly in posts… oh well.
Also, one thing to keep in mind when admining here is that the Untappd entries might also be made by random people, sometimes with little knowledge, just winging it faced with zero info, especially in areas where breweries don’t focus on it, so we might be propagating bad info. I’d try contacting brewers in questionable cases - of course, if possible.