Beer Styles Chart

© David King & Khoi Nguyen 2013

A poster that thoroughly graphs the variables (density, bitterness, colour, alcohol) related to an extensive range of beer styles (70+). Organized such that the data for all beer styles is legible and easily comparable. Based upon BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) guidelines. The poster is meant to be of use as a brewing tool and as a learning tool for brewers and beer aficionados alike. Graphing was done in AutoCAD then exporting lines to Adobe Illustrator for colouring and composition.

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I'm a historian, curator, teacher and designer living in Ottawa. In 2003 I completed a Harvard doctoral dissertation on the 18thC origins of the catalogue raisonné. Then I taught at Stanford University in California from 2003 to 2005. For the next six years I was Curator of European & American Art at the National Gallery of Canada. These days I'm involved in a variety of research, teaching, advocacy and design projects. For more information visit my web sites, including my personal blog ( that will take you to my other sites including Design Incubator (, Slow Ottawa (, Vision Zero Canada ( and Love 30 Canada (

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Posted in Carleton seminar Winter 2013

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The projects featured here were created by graduate students at the Azrieli School of Architecture, Carleton University, in a class that ran from January to April 2013. For more information consult the menu bar, or simply browse projects by category using the tag cloud.
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