"The other day, I was in Montreal and faced with a cooler of beers I'd never heard of. I picked a really random assortment, and when I started drinking them, I realized why beer snobs are a thing. There are so many ways to ferment hops and barley and they produce totally unpredictable flavors and levels of carbonation.
This is a map of 16 types of beer, what to pair them with, and what they taste like. Think of it as a "Cliffsnotes" to inform a burgeoning beer snob.Pairs well with: Wine, Spirits. Developed with Mat Elmore of Must Wine Blog." -Archie
ABOUT THE IDEA Information is more fun to read when it's beautiful. These charts and maps are designed with hours of research, reassembling data into a brain-friendly aesthetic. The information is edited significantly, avoiding the "dazzle" effect which occurs when our eyes are battered with too much information. Letterpress makes it even more gorgeous.
ABOUT LETTERPRESS PRINTING Letterpress is a very complicated and expensive printing method that I am obsessed with. All letterpress prints are slammed with 600 pounds of pressure, creating a deep, tactile texture. The ink gets embedded into the thick soft paper so it won't fade within your lifetime.
Your local frame shop is going to do a better job than anyone else. There's a reason this craft endures and cannot be automated: It's skilled work that is best done face-to-face in physical space.