What Should I Drink Tonight? Let this graph decide

14 Mar

It’s Friday night, and you don’t have a clue. Can’t decide what to order at the bar? Want to try something new?

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A kind-as-cupcakes team at Stanford collected data over a 10-year period and built this fancy algorithm and visual display. Say you like Stone Russian Imperial Stouts and want the brand name (or even aroma) of a similar beer. Faster than a frat party keg stand (but not as messy), this guide selects brews that play well together. It’s kind of like the Genius feature on iTunes, or a “You Might Also Like” column on Amazon.

My shopping for St. Patrick’s Day beers just got easier, thanks to these scientific cicerones (the fancy word for a beer sommelier)

Have a happy and responsible weekend.

If you have as much time on your hands or want something to read while you sip, here’s how the research worked:


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