Super Bowl XLIII.
This year we thought we'd try again with a slightly different formula to see if lightening could strike twice. In 2009 the score was 27-23 Pittsburgh won. Our beer prediction engine said Pittsburgh would win 26-25.
This year's formula goes like this.
# of Breweries/Brewpubs x Per Capita Beer Consumption ÷ # Bars = winner
We used used Beer Advocate & The Beer Institute to get our numbers. And this is what we came up with.
Boston - 35 Breweries/Brewpubs x Per Capita Consumption (26.5) ÷ # of Bars 296 = 3.13 or 31 points
New York - 67 Breweries/Brewpubs x Per capita consumption (22.6) ÷ # of Bars 648 = 2.33 or 23 points
Patriots win 31-23
Should the "Beer Prediction Engine" prove successful once again, I promise to take full credit and never let you forget it. Should it fail? There was obviously some bad data.