Long term. That's my USP. Looking at beers over ridiculously long periods of time. And analysing the changes they went through.
Often, focus is on no more than a decade or two. If it isn't a spread that spans at least two wars, I'm not interested.
For a really wide spread, it's hard to beat Whitbread. The anal-retentive bunch held onto everything. Including the brewing documents I'm so interested in. Me, being as obsessive as Whitbread,
It's hard to get more long term than this. The OG of Whitbread Porter over 135 years.
Can you spot any sort of trend? HINT: look at the later years.
The long view. That's what I've been taking. Looking at stupidly long runs of data. The tortoise view. One that exceeds the span of a human lifetime.
Perhaps my desire to assemble such long sets of data is a vain attempt to fight off my own mortality. Maybe it will work. Nothing is going to stop me assembling this information. Other than death, obviously. Which sort of finisher everything off.
Back to the chart. Can you spot any trends? Let me know.