Tech Shift: Beergraphs.com uses statistical analysis to rank beers
Beer and baseball are staples of summer. Last year a group on baseball writers decided to see if the statistical analysis they developed for baseball could work for beer as well. The result was beergraphs.com. There you can find a drink’s Beer Above Replacement level, it’s Style Plus ranking and other metrics designed to help readers find their perfect brew. It’s also an experiment in how you introduce data to an audience not used to the lingo. WBEZ web producer Chris Hagan sat down with the creators of the site to learn more about how you talk data with beer. He joins us in studio.