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2021-09-12 9:13:38 AM  
They got Alabama right, anyway.  Good People makes the state's best beer: Snake Handler.

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2021-09-12 9:23:22 AM  
La Cabra?  Never heard of it but might have to give it a shot since it's local.

But they got Delaware right with Dogfish Head.
 
2021-09-12 9:47:28 AM  
Indiana • 18th Street Brewery

Last Year's Pick: 3 Floyds Brewing Company


*sob*
 
2021-09-12 9:52:47 AM  
Ok,.. Maines number 1 is in my top five, but personally i find Atlantic brewing co. has some better brews, and I always find an Allagash white (From Allagash brewery) will beat anything else
if i have the choice of on tap, seadog's blue paw (In seadogs pubs) is amazing, blueberries ale, with a handful of blueberries tossed in the cup.
 
2021-09-12 10:03:45 AM  

SnowPeas: Ok,.. Maines number 1 is in my top five, but personally i find Atlantic brewing co. has some better brews, and I always find an Allagash white (From Allagash brewery) will beat anything else
if i have the choice of on tap, seadog's blue paw (In seadogs pubs) is amazing, blueberries ale, with a handful of blueberries tossed in the cup.


I came here to say something along these lines. Not a terrible pick, but not the best in the state in my opinion.
 
2021-09-12 10:06:21 AM  
PA has got some lovely little places that would not make a list like this.

There are a couple in Abington Township that are quite good. Bill's Best makes delightful, small batches that don't all taste the same *cough* victory *cough*
 
2021-09-12 10:07:09 AM  

NuclearPenguins: SnowPeas: Ok,.. Maines number 1 is in my top five, but personally i find Atlantic brewing co. has some better brews, and I always find an Allagash white (From Allagash brewery) will beat anything else
if i have the choice of on tap, seadog's blue paw (In seadogs pubs) is amazing, blueberries ale, with a handful of blueberries tossed in the cup.

I came here to say something along these lines. Not a terrible pick, but not the best in the state in my opinion.


Geaghans is another good choice, they tend to have a bit more hops, so kinda a preference thing. i put them at around number 8 or so.

Not a maine brewery, but i just got a sam adams Jack-O that was amazing, sweet, with cinnamon and nutmeg and Not one trace of pumpkin.
 
2021-09-12 10:11:44 AM  
The problem with these national lists -- well, one of the problems -- is that anything large and well-known enough to get noticed by the people charged with assembling it is, almost by default, never going to be anywhere close to the "best" around. Virginia's choice is a perfectly cromulent brewery recommendation, in general, and if you were going to Richmond and wanted a few places to hit it would be on any list I assembled. But best in the state? I can name about six off the top of my head -- all much smaller and more local -- that are far, far better.
 
2021-09-12 10:50:03 AM  
Washington's entry, Fremont, is ok-ish. There's a tone of worthwhile craft breweries out here, though. Hell, out in Woodinville alone there's a metric farkton of them with beers far better than Fremont's offerings.

My personal faves are Triplehorn, Twenty Corners, and Diamond Knot. Put a gun to my head and I might say Elysian for a larger example.
 
2021-09-12 11:09:59 AM  
Lupulin? No. They're a good brewery, but Fair State is where I'd send someone visiting the Twin Cities.

For Vermont it's Hill Farmstead and always will be. Not just in the state, but the country.

In Maine I've always been drawn to Maine Brewing Co, but you can make arguments for a number of places.

I'd have stuck with Side Project in Missouri.

Drekker probably gets it by default, but personally I find them insulting.

I'd say Connecticut, Massachusetts and Wisconsin are correct.
 
2021-09-12 11:15:46 AM  
4 hands while nice is not even close to being the best brewery in MO.
 
2021-09-12 11:37:12 AM  
I don't agree with CA's pick. But we have so very many breweries. My Favorites are all within walking distance, Uproar brewing, Native Fermentations. And Monterey's Alvarado St. Fieldworks is a solid choice for last year.

Ooh, also I&I brewing in chino hills, all small batch (50gal?) On site, creative fresh recipes.
 
2021-09-12 11:37:19 AM  
 Now which exit was that on the NJ Turnpike?

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2021-09-12 11:43:33 AM  

BunkyBrewman: La Cabra?  Never heard of it but might have to give it a shot since it's local.

But they got Delaware right with Dogfish Head.


Victory is just down the street from me, and "La Cabra" is Spanish for "the cabra".

I have no idea what this has to do with quadruple IPAs and the Sahara desert.
 
2021-09-12 11:44:09 AM  
We've got our fair share of New Englanders on the team. And if you asked any one of them, they'd say Narragansett is their beer of choice from Rhode Island.

Which should disqualify them immediately.
 
2021-09-12 11:45:36 AM  

BunkyBrewman: La Cabra?  Never heard of it but might have to give it a shot since it's local.

But they got Delaware right with Dogfish Head.


La Cabra is pretty solid.

For my birthday a few years back we did a local brewery tour. There are a ton of options, but we started at Tired Hands in Ardmore, then made out way down 30 to La Cabra, and finished up at Levante in West Chester. A pretty solid trio overall.
 
2021-09-12 11:53:15 AM  
I can't keep up anymore, it's like baseball cards in the 80s or Beanie Babies in the 90s. What are our grandkids going to do with all these breweries?
 
2021-09-12 11:58:49 AM  
I was annoyed when I looked at Connecticut because 1. it's WHERE?? and 2. No, New England Brewing is better but then I got to Vermont and yeah, that one is right.
 
2021-09-12 11:59:11 AM  

The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: For Vermont it's Hill Farmstead and always will be. Not just in the state, but the country.


This is false.
 
2021-09-12 12:23:47 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I don't agree with CA's pick. But we have so very many breweries. My Favorites are all within walking distance, Uproar brewing, Native Fermentations. And Monterey's Alvarado St. Fieldworks is a solid choice for last year.

Ooh, also I&I brewing in chino hills, all small batch (50gal?) On site, creative fresh recipes.


Alvarado is fantastic. Every single beer of theirs I've tasted is delicious.

I would've suggested another Northern California company, New Glory, could be on that list, but I haven't had much of them lately. Most of my beer purchases are from one of my restaurants, and for whatever reason New Glory isn't pushing their product through any of the distribution channels we have access to any more.

Also, I don't know much about breweries on the east coast but we get cans of Foreign Objects from NY out here, and I've never been dissatisfied.
 
2021-09-12 12:29:11 PM  

drumhellar: Uchiha_Cycliste: I don't agree with CA's pick. But we have so very many breweries. My Favorites are all within walking distance, Uproar brewing, Native Fermentations. And Monterey's Alvarado St. Fieldworks is a solid choice for last year.

Ooh, also I&I brewing in chino hills, all small batch (50gal?) On site, creative fresh recipes.

Alvarado is fantastic. Every single beer of theirs I've tasted is delicious.

I would've suggested another Northern California company, New Glory, could be on that list, but I haven't had much of them lately. Most of my beer purchases are from one of my restaurants, and for whatever reason New Glory isn't pushing their product through any of the distribution channels we have access to any more.

Also, I don't know much about breweries on the east coast but we get cans of Foreign Objects from NY out here, and I've never been dissatisfied.


I've heard a lot of good stuff about New Glory.
Seems virtually impossible to name just one top brewery for all of California.  Hell, two of my favorites are a quarter mile apart in the small town I grew up in-Moonraker and Knee Deep.
 
2021-09-12 12:31:18 PM  
I've had the lager from their Florida pick.

It's a decent middle of the road choice. I've had better Florida brews, and I've had worse.

So, all in all? A big meh from me.

Meanwhile, I might head over to the brewery down the street this evening and pick up a 4pk of their Kölsch. They do a damned good job on that one. Plus, I wanna see if their Märzen is ready for the Oktoberfest season.
 
2021-09-12 12:36:24 PM  

flucto: The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: For Vermont it's Hill Farmstead and always will be. Not just in the state, but the country.

This is false.


Lawson's is great. I love Sip and their sessions, but aren't they still a 90% IPA factory?

A huge part of what I love about Hill is their versatility. They run the gamut on styles and knock every damn one out of the park.
 
2021-09-12 12:40:29 PM  

The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: flucto: The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: For Vermont it's Hill Farmstead and always will be. Not just in the state, but the country.

This is false.

Lawson's is great. I love Sip and their sessions, but aren't they still a 90% IPA factory?

A huge part of what I love about Hill is their versatility. They run the gamut on styles and knock every damn one out of the park.


Hill makes a lot of beer but somehow I just don't ... love it? I am biased because I know Lawson but I also love almost everything he makes. And they are doing stout and lager etc too. And it's really close to my house. So there's that.
 
2021-09-12 1:00:20 PM  
Another list, another Oregon brewery I've never heard of in the 18 years I've been here.
 
2021-09-12 1:03:26 PM  
For some states, picking a best is relatively easy. For states like Washington, California... well anywhere with a big craft beer scene... it is hard to make that call. Hell, I live in the IE in SoCal and there are about 15-20 breweries within a 5 mile radius of my house, ranging from lagers and stouts, to the overplayed IPA, to even barrel-aged naturally fermented sours.

It's crazy.
 
2021-09-12 1:45:01 PM  
Is it a law that your brewery needs a stupid name, slogan and story on the label? I don't need your hilarious, edgy philosophy. Just make beer.
 
2021-09-12 1:57:43 PM  

duckpoopy: Is it a law that your brewery needs a stupid name, slogan and story on the label? I don't need your hilarious, edgy philosophy. Just make beer.


"We know of no brand produced by any other brewer which costs so much to brew and age. Our exclusive Beechwood Aging produces a taste, a smoothness and drinkability you will find in no other beer at any price."

"From the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe, we tender this premium beer for your enjoyment as a tribute to your good taste."

...and so on.
 
2021-09-12 2:40:44 PM  
Let's see...what Brewery in Austin are they going to pick for all of Texas.  (Clicks link)  St. Elmo's...of course.
 
2021-09-12 2:46:03 PM  
Washington: Fremont is good but I prefer Georgetown, hands down. And not that it means anything or carries any weight, but I work at a brewery.

/I wish I worked for Georgetown
/had to leave Seattle in order to afford a house
 
2021-09-12 2:49:09 PM  

brokenbiscuits: Put a gun to my head and I might say Elysian for a larger example.


Meh, dick cantwell sold his soul years ago
 
2021-09-12 3:00:37 PM  
Drink local.
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2021-09-12 3:21:39 PM  
That's an incredibly strange IL pick. Begyle isn't even the standout brewery if you're in the neighborhood of Begyle.
 
2021-09-12 3:51:31 PM  

natazha: Another list, another Oregon brewery I've never heard of in the 18 years I've been here.


You've never heard of Boneyard? Really?

It's not what I would have chosen. I'm not exactly sure why they chose it, other than it's kinda famous by now. But I'm also not a fan of IPAs, which puts me at a distinct disadvantage in Oregon.
 
2021-09-12 3:55:56 PM  
The article imagines that there is a Lecter County in Kentucky. (I imagine they meant Letcher)

West Sixth, the brewery named for Kentucky, is easily the best brewery here. They have around 4 varieties that my wife enjoys and that's the only criterion. We regularly have their Cerveza in the fridge, and when pressed -- I don't drink much -- I'll order their Cocoa Porter.  Also good are their Amber Ale and Belgian Blonde. I bet their others are good, but -- cheez-whiz -- who drinks that much to find out.

Another local brew that was formerly drunk around here is called Cougar Bait. Ultimately, the name proved to be too big of an impediment and she -- the wife -- couldn't drink it. The name is offensive but the brewery obviously enjoyed their joke so much they loaded down their flagship drink with it. It seems equivalent to naming your fudge Cow Flop, but -- hey -- not my problem.
 
2021-09-12 4:17:11 PM  

UberDave: Let's see...what Brewery in Austin are they going to pick for all of Texas.


Apparently, they got heat for making the very reasonable choice of Shiner last year, so might as well go hipster. God forbid somebody go to Houston and try Karbach, Saint Arnold, or Buffalo Bayou.
 
2021-09-12 4:40:45 PM  

Gonz: UberDave: Let's see...what Brewery in Austin are they going to pick for all of Texas.

Apparently, they got heat for making the very reasonable choice of Shiner last year, so might as well go hipster. God forbid somebody go to Houston and try Karbach, Saint Arnold, or Buffalo Bayou.


As soon as my son is vaccinated (and the requisite time has past) and this covid shiat is under control, I'm grabbing Catan, my son's pokemon (he actually plays), the family, and I'm ubering over to the brew hall at St. Arnold's to spend the day.
 
2021-09-12 4:52:15 PM  
Never even heard of Maryland or DCs pick. I guess there's something to do next weekend.
 
2021-09-12 5:50:04 PM  

UberDave: Gonz: UberDave: Let's see...what Brewery in Austin are they going to pick for all of Texas.

Apparently, they got heat for making the very reasonable choice of Shiner last year, so might as well go hipster. God forbid somebody go to Houston and try Karbach, Saint Arnold, or Buffalo Bayou.

As soon as my son is vaccinated (and the requisite time has past) and this covid shiat is under control, I'm grabbing Catan, my son's pokemon (he actually plays), the family, and I'm ubering over to the brew hall at St. Arnold's to spend the day.


It's a shame, the weather would have been perfect that yesterday...
 
2021-09-12 6:53:09 PM  
When in TN, Blackberry Farm is a good brewery, but Wiseacre in Memphis is better.
 
2021-09-12 9:52:10 PM  

flucto: I was annoyed when I looked at Connecticut because 1. it's WHERE?? and 2. No, New England Brewing is better but then I got to Vermont and yeah, that one is right.


I have a particular connection to NEBCO, and I will say unequivocally that Fox Farm is hands down the best beer in CT.

MA - Treehouse, no question. Arguably the best brewer in the country.

ME - I'd go with Bissell. Oxbow is quality though.

VT - Team Hill Farmstead
 
2021-09-12 9:57:08 PM  

Gonz: UberDave: Let's see...what Brewery in Austin are they going to pick for all of Texas.

Apparently, they got heat for making the very reasonable choice of Shiner last year, so might as well go hipster. God forbid somebody go to Houston and try Karbach, Saint Arnold, or Buffalo Bayou.


Ohhh. Karbach. I enjoyed those during their brief attempt to expand into Central Florida. Sadly they don't seem to have stuck. But I remember buying clearance 6pk for about 4 bux each.
 
2021-09-12 11:24:34 PM  
Never heard of La Cabra for Pennsylvania. I almost thought Appalachian Brewing Company would have made it for the state.
 
2021-09-13 12:37:31 AM  
I'll have to take your word for it, as I am not familiar with even one establishment on that list.
 
2021-09-13 5:21:48 AM  
They didn't get Iowa right. I would put Big Grove at number 2. The food is the star of the show at their brewpub IMO.

Toppling Goliath is the true number 1.
 
2021-09-13 7:32:10 PM  
Firehouse is not the best brewery in South Dakota. There are three breweries way, way better within walking distance.

Firehouse is extremely inconsistent with their brews, ranging from damn near barely flavored water to too much hops.

Just no. Best one on this side of the state is Lost Cabin. Really good and consistent with some great limited options as well. Another favorite is Zumacracy, also really good stuff. There's a few others that are also pretty excellent as well.
 
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