The Beer vs Wine Map

Yeah, beer! It’s on. The beer vs. wine map battle is upon us. Here’s a map showing where, per person, spending is higher for beer or for wine. It’s a real boozy map-off. Beer looks like it’s dominating our palates but that’s a common evil trick of county-level mapping like this. Big, sparse, counties dominate the view. So in the sake of cartographic goodness,…

Pints and Kegs and Barrels, oh my!

A pint is the standard serving size for a beer, and one of the more enjoyable aspects of standards is that there are usually several to choose from.  It’s not different with pints.  In the US, a pint is 16 US fluid ounces, while a pint in the UK is 20 US fluid ounces (ICYWW:…