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(Thrillist)   Every state in the USA ranked by its beer. Or another reason to stay out of Mississippi   (thrillist.com) divider line 142
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2014-08-25 07:50:43 PM  
Oskar Blues in NC would like to have a word with the writer of this article.
 
2014-08-25 07:55:48 PM  
Wow! Oregon ranks #1 :-)
 
2014-08-25 08:04:07 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Wow! Oregon ranks #1 :-)


I guess I shouldn't be, but I wasn't expecting California to be #2.
 
2014-08-25 08:11:22 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Wow! Oregon ranks #1 :-)


My Dad's been buying microbrews in Oregon for decades. They have the most experience and a great selection. I was disappointed that Wisconsin was only ranked #7
 
2014-08-25 09:07:13 PM  
WE'RE NUMBER 2! WE'RE NUMBER 2!

/wait a minute...
 
2014-08-25 09:09:38 PM  
I've had a number of the beers listed in the north east, I'm not very judgmental when it comes to beer and even I'd say magic hat is pretty gimmicky and not that great, the other stuff listed that I've had I say meh, sounds good to me...
 
2014-08-25 09:37:23 PM  
Got three Great Lakes in my fridge right now, all excellent...

www.fermentnation.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

www.greatlakesbrewing.com
 
2014-08-25 09:50:20 PM  
My home state is 38th. But we're on the rise!

FTFA: In 10 years, after the brewers get more comfortable, expect to see Arkansas as a real contender.

WPS!

My current state is 20th. So ... you know.
 
2014-08-25 09:52:54 PM  

make me some tea: Bathia_Mapes: Wow! Oregon ranks #1 :-)

I guess I shouldn't be, but I wasn't expecting California to be #2.


ArkAngel: Bathia_Mapes: Wow! Oregon ranks #1 :-)

My Dad's been buying microbrews in Oregon for decades. They have the most experience and a great selection. I was disappointed that Wisconsin was only ranked #7


Took a fellow TFer to Ninkasi when he was in my area back in 2011. At that time I lived roughly a quarter of a mile from the place. He wanted to try their Tricerahops (Double India Pale Ale), but it wasn't available, so he went with their oatmeal stout.
 
2014-08-25 10:09:52 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Wow! Oregon ranks #1 :-)


Makes sense. ( even middling-size places like Albany, OR have at least 1 excellent brewery)
 
2014-08-25 10:13:39 PM  

peachpicker: Got three Great Lakes in my fridge right now, all excellent...

[www.fermentnation.com image 300x300]

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 300x399]

[www.greatlakesbrewing.com image 300x409]


That "Edmund Fitzgerald" bottle? Do want!

/ one for myself, and one for my Dad, who likes Gordon Lightfoot's music ( no joke & no snark intended )
 
2014-08-25 10:14:25 PM  
As an Oregonian, I have to say that many states (not just Oregon) make awesome beers.

And I am not just saying that because I am still waiting to try...
www.theperfectlyhappyman.com
(Seriously, I am willing to try beer from any state, even Mississippi!)
 
2014-08-25 10:49:11 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Bathia_Mapes: Wow! Oregon ranks #1 :-)

Makes sense. ( even middling-size places like Albany, OR have at least 1 excellent brewery)


Not counting the 3 McMenamins there are at least 12 breweries in the Eugene/Springfield area.
 
2014-08-25 10:52:52 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Wow! Oregon ranks #1 :-)


I'm OK with this.
 
2014-08-25 10:59:18 PM  

Snarfangel: As an Oregonian, I have to say that many states (not just Oregon) make awesome beers.

And I am not just saying that because I am still waiting to try...
[www.theperfectlyhappyman.com image 800x600]
(Seriously, I am willing to try beer from any state, even Mississippi!)


That is insanely good.
 
2014-08-25 11:00:05 PM  
The entire West Coast is in the top 5!

More proof that we are the best coast.
 
2014-08-25 11:07:59 PM  
Glad to know that Missouri is judged by other beer than that pisswater slop that comes out of STL.
 
2014-08-25 11:08:02 PM  

CJHardin: Oskar Blues in NC would like to have a word with the writer of this article.


Oskar Blues is a Colorado brewery. Just because they opened another one in NC doesn't mean they get to claim them.
 
2014-08-25 11:08:51 PM  
I recall days seemingly in the not too distant past southern CA was a wasteland for good beer. It's nice to see they're finally catching up.

The town where I live we have Mad River Brewery. They bought Sierra Nevada's original brewing equipment back in the eighties, and are still using it to make award winning beers. Consistently. A pint will cost you three fifty at their tasting room, and only two fifty during hoppy hour.

It's hard to ride by on my way home without stopping in for a beer.
 
2014-08-25 11:09:39 PM  
Nebraska at 41!?  What madness is this?  There are plenty of good local brews around here.  Lucky Bucket, Zipline, Blue Blood, Empyrean Ale, and Modern Monks to name a few.

Also, the Huskers will be moving up from #22 shortly.  GBR!
 
2014-08-25 11:10:01 PM  
Despite the growth of craft brewing, macro brews still dominate the market,  and it will probably remain that way for the foreseeable future.  Just two brewing companies AB InBev and Miller-Coors have a combined market share of 80%.
 
2014-08-25 11:10:14 PM  
I've had company from Oregon (beer snobs to the max) come on down to Utah and taste the local stuff. I'll take the "not too bad" (as they ask for another) to be a complement.
 
2014-08-25 11:10:43 PM  

make me some tea: Bathia_Mapes: Wow! Oregon ranks #1 :-)

I guess I shouldn't be, but I wasn't expecting California to be #2.


According to Oregon and Washington California is definitely "#2"
 
2014-08-25 11:11:25 PM  

Snarfangel: As an Oregonian, I have to say that many states (not just Oregon) make awesome beers.

And I am not just saying that because I am still waiting to try...
[www.theperfectlyhappyman.com image 800x600]
(Seriously, I am willing to try beer from any state, even Mississippi!)


Oh my. My brother lives a ten minute bike ride from Left Hand Brewery. It's dangerously good. I love the Milk Stout on tap.
 
2014-08-25 11:11:36 PM  
I love my State.
 
2014-08-25 11:13:54 PM  
Curiously, what do those of you who frequent your local breweries pay for a draught pint?
 
2014-08-25 11:14:11 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: CJHardin: Oskar Blues in NC would like to have a word with the writer of this article.

Oskar Blues is a Colorado brewery. Just because they opened another one in NC doesn't mean they get to claim them.


Next thing you know you are going to tell me that Sierra Nevada isn't an NC beer!

/For some reason I was not aware that Oskar Blues was originally a CO beer
 
2014-08-25 11:15:17 PM  

chuggernaught: Nebraska at 41!?  What madness is this?  There are plenty of good local brews around here.  Lucky Bucket, Zipline, Blue Blood, Empyrean Ale, and Modern Monks to name a few.

Also, the Huskers will be moving up from #22 shortly.  GBR!


allaboutbeer.com

I've tried this one, pretty tasty.
 
2014-08-25 11:17:19 PM  
Meh. I've never heard of any of the Maine beers. Fu*k it, gimme a Bud or a Rolling Rock.

//hipster list is hipsterish
 
2014-08-25 11:17:51 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Snarfangel: As an Oregonian, I have to say that many states (not just Oregon) make awesome beers.

And I am not just saying that because I am still waiting to try...
[www.theperfectlyhappyman.com image 800x600]
(Seriously, I am willing to try beer from any state, even Mississippi!)

Oh my. My brother lives a ten minute bike ride from Left Hand Brewery. It's dangerously good. I love the Milk Stout on tap.


I really, really want to try it. When Widmer stopped making Snow Plow Milk Stout, I wanted to cry. :(

Some Farkers mentioned this brew from Left Hand Brewery, and I've been keeping my eyes open ever since.

/I even emailed the company. Nothing in my area. :(
 
2014-08-25 11:17:59 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Snarfangel: As an Oregonian, I have to say that many states (not just Oregon) make awesome beers.

And I am not just saying that because I am still waiting to try...
[www.theperfectlyhappyman.com image 800x600]
(Seriously, I am willing to try beer from any state, even Mississippi!)

Oh my. My brother lives a ten minute bike ride from Left Hand Brewery. It's dangerously good. I love the Milk Stout on tap.


Definitely this!
 
2014-08-25 11:18:12 PM  
Nebraska should have scored higher due to Lucky Bucket. yes, i said something kind about Nebraska.

I drink the living hell outta that boulevard pale ale outta kc. good stuff, man
 
2014-08-25 11:18:27 PM  
nubian puleeez....San Diego's North County alone should be ranked number 1.
 
2014-08-25 11:19:33 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Snarfangel: As an Oregonian, I have to say that many states (not just Oregon) make awesome beers.

And I am not just saying that because I am still waiting to try...
[www.theperfectlyhappyman.com image 800x600]
(Seriously, I am willing to try beer from any state, even Mississippi!)

Oh my. My brother lives a ten minute bike ride from Left Hand Brewery. It's dangerously good. I love the Milk Stout on tap.


I'm drinking that right now, the Polestar pilsner is quite tasty too.
 
2014-08-25 11:21:45 PM  
At #22 on the list, it's a rare opportunity where Alabama doesn't have to proclaim, "Thank God for Mississippi!" While homebrewing has been legal only for a year or so, it's been going on for decades underground, and brewpubs have been active in Birmingham for some twenty-odd years now. Overall, a much better showing than expected for a hyperreligious Reddest-of-the-Red state.
 
2014-08-25 11:22:11 PM  
Yay, Oregon!

To be fair to Mississippi, they JUST revoked the ban on beers with more than 5% ABV in 2012, which basically outlawed anyone who doesn't advertise during the Super Bowl.  I was in Biloxi shortly after the ban was repealed, and I actually got a free beer at the Hard Rock Casino for explaining to the confused bartender what the hell was gonna be in his upcoming shipment of them thar newfangled Mike Rowe's Brews.
 
2014-08-25 11:22:43 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Wow! Oregon ranks #1 :-)


WOOT! Suck it, other states!
 
2014-08-25 11:25:47 PM  
He went into a "beer store" in Vermont? What the hell is that? You can buy beer at the grocery store, gas station, deli, convenience store, etc. We don't have special stores just for beer.
 
2014-08-25 11:27:52 PM  
#2?!? #2?!? We have Old Rasputin, for Pete's sake! Doesn't quality count??
 
2014-08-25 11:28:18 PM  
NY is going to be jumping up in the rankings very quickly.  Buffalo is booming with 3 more micros opening in the last year or so.  Southern Tier and Flying Bison weren't even mentioned and they've been around for a while.

No mention of Stone Brewing in the California blurb either.

Is this author even a real drunk?

And I will third the vote for Left Hand Milk Stout and put in a vote for their Good Juju.  Mmmmm...ginger.
 
2014-08-25 11:29:56 PM  

frostus: He went into a "beer store" in Vermont? What the hell is that? You can buy beer at the grocery store, gas station, deli, convenience store, etc. We don't have special stores just for beer.


Government.
 
2014-08-25 11:32:13 PM  
Nice!...Michigan at #4...I live in the Ann Arbor area,if you come through hit up Ashley's,a great place for beer lovers.
 
2014-08-25 11:32:38 PM  
NC should be in the top 10.
 
2014-08-25 11:35:18 PM  
No love for the District?
 
2014-08-25 11:37:27 PM  
LOL...beer...take your piss, throw some sugar & yeast in it, let it sit for a few days, cool it off and you have beer.
 
2014-08-25 11:38:02 PM  
Stratford, CT representin'
www.sprinklesandbooze.com
westfaironline.com
boabeerblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-25 11:42:32 PM  

taurusowner: frostus: He went into a "beer store" in Vermont? What the hell is that? You can buy beer at the grocery store, gas station, deli, convenience store, etc. We don't have special stores just for beer.

Government.


The government doesn't have special stores for beer either.
 
2014-08-25 11:44:18 PM  

topcat68: Nice!...Michigan at #4...I live in the Ann Arbor area,if you come through hit up Ashley's,a great place for beer lovers.


I have, we had a Fark Party there last year.  We also did part of my brother's bachelor party there in 2011.  If you haven't tried Hopcat, go there.  The one in East Lansing has 100 taps.

My thoughts before clicking the link:

"Michigan had better be in the top 10, should be top 5 if there's any justice in the world."
*CTL+F Michigan*
"Number four, this is acceptable."
 
2014-08-25 11:46:03 PM  

frostus: taurusowner: frostus: He went into a "beer store" in Vermont? What the hell is that? You can buy beer at the grocery store, gas station, deli, convenience store, etc. We don't have special stores just for beer.

Government.

The government doesn't have special stores for beer either.


They do in Vermont. And Pennsylvania.
 
2014-08-25 11:47:12 PM  
These are the breweries here in San Diego. Great weather and great beer!

http://www.sandiegoisbrewing.com/
 
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