Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Beer Followers Map

Peek Analytics has been busy mapping the locations of Twitter users who follow over 2,500 beer and microbrewery Twitter accounts. They have then analyzed which brewery has the most followers in each of 15,000 cities across the US, Canada, the UK, and Ireland.

The #BeerMap uses the Google Maps API to show the breweries with the most Twitter followers in each of the 15,000 cities analysed. From my cursory search of the map it appears that New Belgium Brewing is very popular in the Midwestern United States, Sierra Nevada beer is popular in California, while on the East Coast the Dogfish Brewery seems to be the beer of choice.

Over the last few years there has been a welcome growth in the number of small, independent microbreweries producing traditional or 'craft' beers. The BreweryMap can help consumers of craft beers find their local breweries.

BreweryMap is a Google Map of BreweryDB's database of over 24,000 beers and 4,600 breweries in the United States. Using the map it is possible to search for breweries by location or by name and even find breweries along the route of a road trip.

The BreweryDB's database of craft beers and breweries really is a great resource for beer lovers.

The NC Brewery Timeline is another Google Map that utilizes BreweryDB. This map concentrates on displaying North Carolina's craft breweries. The map features an interesting timeline tool that allows the user to see how North Carolina's craft beer industry has grown over the last 30 years.

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