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The Irish Craft Beer Hunt Map

I want to make a map of all the micro breweries in Ireland, so I can visit them at the weekends!!

I have been eying up these maps by NY company 'Pop Chart Labs' - very nice graphics!

http://popchartlab.com/collections/prints

I am also in possesion of this nice book...

http://beercraftbook.com/book/

I have emailed most of the small craft breweries in ireland asking the following questions;

  1. How you think your location in Ireland affects the flavour or the style of beer you make?

  2. Could you describe the various beers that you make.

  3. Do you allow people to visit your brewery? If yes do they need to make an appointment?

  4. What is the best local pub that stocks your beer? What is nice about this pub?

  5. What is the biggest tourist attraction close by to your Brewery?

  6. What is the most interesting/obscure tourist attraction close by?

  7. Any other comments/feedback?

So I hope to get some nice information for my map!

I think I would also like to make a food suggestion to go with the map!

In the meantime I will start outlining my map...

...I also found this, I like the tradtional cover...

These are some of the handmade maps I did from the 1st class - i decided to do them with potato stamps for a change...apologies for the crappy photos... 

1. A map of the mountain ranges in Ireland 

2. A map of a tour of an old Irish House belonging to a friend

Just some geometric patterns - got a bit carried away... 

Project Deliverables 

Why am I making this map? I am making this map for fun but i would also like to make it available to the general public - either in print or as an app. 

Why am I the expert to create this map?

I love craft beers, this is a new enough concept in ireland - not as well established as america so this is a good time for this type of map. 

Who is my target audience?

Craft Beer Lovers, general hipster types, explorers. 

What level of detail do I need to include?

(Names, addresses, contact info, street names, website, hours, descriptions, color coding etc.).  all of this! 

Do I want my final project to be printed or digital?

Printed first. 

How is it going to be used/ held?

Opened out - brought on journeys - maybe A3 size 

“Dear classmates, I need your help/expertise/ guidance on how to.....”

Choose icons and fonts + any more references would be great! 

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This is the first attempt at the vector map with some brewerys dotted about.. This is as far as I have got -  I would like to add sea, simple mountains, some animals and work on the scale of the icons + text... 

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