There is an unmistakable geography to beer preferences in America.
By analyzing over one million location-specific tweets related to beer, geographers Matthew Zook and Ate Poorthuis have mapped the geographical patterns hidden in the brews we like to drink. Their fascinating maps are featured in a chapter of a new textbook, The Geography of Beer.
Of course, with all these maps, there’s a caveat: The people who are tweeting are not everybody in the US,” Zook says. “It’s a distinct population, so it’s important to be cognizant of that.”