BeerMapper is a collaboration and labor of love from a team dedicated to making beer even more enjoyable to beer lovers, old and new. Our mission is to help you discover your next favorite beer!
BeerMapper was originally the pet project of Ph.D. student Kevin Jamieson and his professor Robert Nowak out of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, who are experts in machine learning and pattern recognition and who also love beer! The duo set out to mimic and improve on the ability of a great bartender to make an accurate recommendation for a customer from a huge beer list. It was quickly recognized that their technology was a powerful tool that needed to be brought to the world of beer lovers. Meanwhile, Chicago-based tech startup Savvo Digital Sommelier Solutions was busy helping wine lovers by matching shoppers and wines in the retail setting using touchscreen kiosks. Savvo always knew that craft beer would be their next category to conquer, seeing similarities in the complexities and passion in the category.
It was obvious that together they made a great team and could position the BeerMapper technology in an exciting and meaningful way. Besides the BeerMapper iOS app, there are plans to make the technology available on other devices and operating systems, expand to the wine category, and to bring the best of both worlds to the retail beverage department aisles. Until then we are busy perfecting BeerMapper and working on new features, such as showing you where to find your next favorite beer!
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