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Compare and contrast

Late last month I tweeted this compare and contrast after Alan McLeod suggested we could use a “Tree Of Brewing Traditions.” (A fine idea, by the way, so waiting for somebody to step up and do the work.) So you’ll understand why when I first saw the interactive beer wall at Schlafly Bottleworks last week I thought immediately of the ceiling at Strefa Piwa Pub (Beer Zone) in Krakow.

So Bottlesworks at the top, Beer Zone below. The Schlafly map is a work in progress, but right now you can tap one of those circles and details about the beer will pop up on the screen in the center. Wondering what the hops are in American IPA? There they are. Stephen Hale, whose title really is ambassador brewer, says that in a later version customers will be able to tap on any of the hops in that beer, say Amarillo since it is in APIA, and find out what other beers are brewed with that hop.

Of course, I immediately suggested more refinements. Like listing other beers fermented with a POF+ yeast strain when you tap the saison button. This is why I don’t get asked out much.

Interactive beer wall at Schalfly Bottleworks

Ceiling at Beer Zone in Krakow

4 Responses to Compare and contrast

  1. Jeff Alworth January 25, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    What, and not ask about ferulic acid rests? Come on, man.

    • Stan Hieronymus January 25, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

      Daria did suggest it would be nice when the hop additions where made.

  2. Joe Stange January 25, 2017 at 2:05 pm #

    I see those beer style maps (not as fancy as Schlafly’s, mind you) in lots of Euro craft beer bars. Here it’s become a fixture like exposed brick, dangly lightbulbs and prominent tattoos.

    • Stan Hieronymus January 25, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

      That doesn’t sound like an endorsement.

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