See If Your Favorite Beer Made The Cut For The Best Beers In Each Of The 50 States

See If Your Favorite Beer Made The Cut For The Best Beers In Each Of The 50 States

If there was a list called “The Things I Least Want To Hear People Debate,” one of the line items on that list would be beer. Whether your favorite cheap beer is Busch Light, Bud Light, or Natty Lite, there’s never going to be a right or wrong answer (insert someone saying, “But if you say Miller Lite, you’re definitely wrong.”) Cool, dude. No one cares. It’s like debating politics – no matter how long you drone on for, no one’s opinion is going to change no matter how many good or bad points you make.

But the people at First We Feast gathered a panel of experts who scanned the United States for their favorite beers. And the results will probably surprise you considering you’ve never heard of any of these. You know, unless you’re one of those insufferable beer snobs who scoffs at anything less than 14% alcohol and 100 IBUs.

Alabama – Good People El Gordo
Alaska – Midnight Sun Arctic Devil Barley Wine
Arizona – Arizona Wilderness American Presidential Stout
Arkansas – Ozark Beer Company BDCS
California – Russian River Supplication
Colorado – New Belgium Lips of Faith La Folie
Connecticut – Kent Falls Field Beer
Delaware – Dogfish Head Festina Peche
D.C. – Bluejacket Whiskey Barrel-Aged Double Mexican Radio
Florida – J. Wakefield Miami Madness
Georgia – Creature Comforts Tropicalia
Hawaii – Maui Brewing Coconut Hiwa Porter
Idaho – Crooked Fence Sins of Our Fathers
Illinois – Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout
Indiana – 3 Floyds Zombie Dust
Iowa – Toppling Goliath Assassin Imperial Stout
Kansas – Free State Old Backus Barleywine
Kentucky – Against The Grain Bo & Luke
Louisiana – Parish Ghost in the Machine
Maine – Allagash Brewing Farm To Face
Maryland – Stillwater Gose Gone Wild
Massachusetts – Samuel Adams Utopias
Michigan – Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock
Minnesota – Surly Abrasive Ale
Mississipi – Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan
Missouri – Side Project Tete du Cuvee
Montana – Big Sky Ivan the Terrible Barrel-Aged
Nebraska – Nebraska Brewing Co. Melange A Trois Reserve Series
Nevada – Joseph James Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
New Hampshire – Deciduous Auroral
New Jersey – Kane Galaxy Head High
New Mexico – La Cumbre Elevated IPA
New York – Finback BQE Barrel Aged
North Carolina – Lynnwood Brewing Concern Mosaic Pale Ale
North Dakota – Fargo Iron Horse Pale Ale
Ohio – Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA
Oklahoma – Prairie Funky Gold Mosaic
Oregon – de Garde The Broken Truck
Pennsylvania – Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale
Rhode Island – Grey Sail Captain’s Daughter
South Carolina – Westbrook Mexican Cake
South Dakota – Wooden Legs Split Rock Creek Pale Ale
Tennessee – Yazoo Sue
Texas – Live Oak Pilz
Utah – Epic Big Bad Baptist
Vermont – Hill Farmstead Everett Porter
Virginia – Hardywood Park Trickery
Washington – Fremont Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star Coffee
West Virginia – Big Timber IPA
Wisconsin – New Glarus Belgian Red
Wyoming – Thai Me Up/Melvin Brewing 2×4 DIPA

Me? I’ve had a grand total of one of those beers. And the beer selected for my home state of Michigan is a beer that I’ve never heard of that features fucking raspberries. I was under the impression that beer snobs hated fruit-loaded beers, but apparently not. All I learned from this list is that in order to have a good tasting beer, it has to have a ton of alcohol content and it has to have a name that sounds like someone with the last name of “Baggins” brewed it.

Happy drinkin’.

[via First We Feast]

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Writer at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram). Email me at

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