Beer is no longer mired in malt liquor 40 ounce bottles of Old English or Colt 45. To be sure there’s nothing wrong with drinking out of a paper bag but thankfully beer has had a bit of a revolution. Beer pairings and arguments over the merits of Berliner Kindl Weisse or a Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout are more common. Beer nerds rejoice! Here’s some lazy day infographics for looking over the many different types of beer, a periodic table of beers (with commercial examples of each type,) and an infographic detailing the history of beer.
The first infographic is brought to us by designer Ben Gibson and book editor Patrick Mulligan. Consider it a cheat sheet for beer. (Click on the picture for a larger image.)
Our second infographic is a period table of beers. Brings me back to the very strict nun, whose name escapes me at the moment, that taught organic chemistry in my high school. Think Kathleen Freeman as Sister Mary Stigmata in the Blues Brothers. Only without the entertainment quality or the habit. Scary lady. I’m not sure how I completed that course. I’m sure I cheated. Organic chemistry is like trying to sequence DNA with a slide rule. (Again click on the image for a MUCH larger image.)
And finally a fun infographic on the history of Beer brought to you by Manolith.com. It’s very….vertical. The same click on the image for a larger size applies here as well.