Hops, Skip & a Jump: The Regional Uniqueness of Beer Styles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
WP20_31.pdf1.78 MBAdobe PDFDownload
Title: Hops, Skip & a Jump: The Regional Uniqueness of Beer Styles
Authors: Buarque, Bernardo S.Davies, Ronald B.Hynes, Ryan M.Kogler, Dieter Franz
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11795
Date: Dec-2020
Online since: 2020-12-09T13:44:08Z
Abstract: Perhaps more than any other product, beer evokes the place it was made. Weißbier and Germany, dubbels and Belgium, and most of all, Guinness and Ireland. Part of what makes these beers so memorable is what sets them apart and gives them their ‘taste of place’. Many studies have tried to place that taste, and due to a lack of detailed data, have relied largely on qualitative methods to do so. We introduce a novel data set of regionalized beer recipes, styles, and ingredients collected from a homebrewing website. We then turn to the methods of evolutionary economic geography to create regional ingredient networks for recipes within a style of beer, and identify which ingredients are most important to certain styles. Along with identifying these keystone ingredients, we calculate a style’s resiliency or reliance on one particular ingredient. We compare this resiliency within similar styles in different regions and across different styles in the same region to isolate the effects of region on ingredient choice. We find that while almost all beer styles have only a handful of key ingredients, some styles are more resilient than others due to readily available substitute ingredients in their region.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Start page: 1
End page: 54
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP2020/31
Copyright (published version): 2020 the Authors
Keywords: BeerEconomic geographyNetwork analysis
JEL Codes: Q10; R11
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
Appears in Collections:UCD Spatial Dynamics Lab Working Papers
Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

Show full item record

Page view(s)

87
Last Week
26
Last month
checked on Jan 27, 2021

Download(s)

21
checked on Jan 27, 2021

Google ScholarTM

Check


If you are a publisher or author and have copyright concerns for any item, please email research.repository@ucd.ie and the item will be withdrawn immediately. The author or person responsible for depositing the article will be contacted within one business day.