Early in my journey to beer snobbery, I wanted to make sense of the styles and flavours by graphing them. It was originally a poster layout, but static data is redundant by definition...
What was it in?
What type of beer?
What type of IPA?
Most beers from a single brewer
– Uraidla Brewery
Shortest beer name
Longest beer name
Finding the sweet spot
Why build this?
But there are already lots of beer review platforms! One is gamified with badges and beer selfies, others have dedicated communities entering data. None are great at recommending new beers. An IPA dry hopped with citra is different from one kettle hopped with mosaic.
There's a lot of data to tap into with beer - style, hops, malts, country of origin. Combine that with user beer ratings and new favourite beers shouldn't be too hard to find! I want to make something new, a way to visualise flavours and a better engine for recommendations. Definitely a work in progress.
In the dream, BEERGR!D would be a platform you'd log into with your Untappd credentials. Your rating and notes would be in the popup, and you could drag the bottles to where you think they should be on the graph. BG's layer of hop and malt data would combine with your ratings to make some real suggestions. Not just another random beer from the same category, but helping you to branch out like a different beer style with a similar hop profile. And maybe some affiliate links to pay the bills.