This List Of The Best Beer Made In Each And Every States Is Filled Brews Worth Tracking Down

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  • If you’ve ever wanted to know what the best beer brewed in each and every state is, you’ve come to the right place
  • According to Beer Advocate, these beers boast the highest rating of any other in the state where they’re produced
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As a self-admitted Craft Beer Nerd, I head into basically every list concerning the “best” beers in America preparing to be underwhelmed by the lineup of brews that’s been assembled.

I don’t really think of myself as a snob, but at the same time, I like to think I’ve amassed a fair amount of beer knowledge over the years while harnessing the same strategy Randy Marsh used to justify his drinking habits on South Park.

As an elegantly cultural imbiber, most of those aforementioned lists feature some pretty glaring oversights or beers that have absolutely no business being mentioned in the conversation. As a result, I was pleasantly surprised when I came across an article that was recently published on VinePair with the help of some data pulled from Beer Advocate.

After combing through the numbers, the website put together a map featuring the top-rated beer produced in each and every state in America in 2021. They also made a list featuring the 51 different offerings (our nation’s capital also got the nod) made by some of the most notable names on a craft beer scene that’s currently home to around 9,000 breweries—including OGs like Dogfish Head and Russian River as well as relative newcomers like Other Half and Tree House.

I highly encourage you to check out the article for more details concerning styles and ABV, but here’s a round-up of brews you should seek out if you end up in any of these states:

  • Alabama: El Gordo—Good People
  • Alaska: Blessed—Anchorage Brewing
  • Arizona: White Russian Imperial Stout—Sun Up
  • Arkansas: BDCS—Ozark Beer Co.
  • California: Pliny the Younger—Russian River
  • Colorado: Medianoche Coconut—WeldWerks
  • Connecticut: Fuzzy Baby Ducks—New England Brewing Co.
  • Delaware: World Wide Stout (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)—Dogfish Head
  • Florida: Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (Double Barrel-Aged)—Cigar City
  • Georgia: Mexican Siberius Maximus—The Wrecking Bar Brewpub
  • Hawaii: Imperial Coconut Porter—Maui Brewing Co.
  • Idaho: Double Vision—Grand Teton
  • Illinois: Bourbon County Stout—Goose Island
  • Indiana: Marshmallow Handjee—3 Floyds
  • Iowa: Kentucky Brunch Stout—Toppling Goliath
  • Kansas: Old Backus Barleywine—Free State
  • Kentucky: 70K—Against The Grain
  • Louisiana: DDH Ghost In The Machine—Parish
  • Maine: Dinner—Maine Beer Co.
  • Maryland: Double Duckpin—Union
  • Massachusetts: King Julius—Tree House
  • Michigan: Canadian Breakfast Stout—Founders
  • Minnesota: Abrasive Ale—Surly
  • Mississippi: Crowd Control—Southern Prohibition
  • Missouri: Abraxas (Barrel-Aged)—Perennial Artisan Ales
  • Montana: Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout (Barrel-Aged)—Big Sky
  • Nebraska: Melange A Trois Reserve (French Oak Chardonnay Barrel-Aged)—Nebraska Brewing Co.
  • Nevada: Disco Ninja—Revision
  • New Hampshire: Hopulization—Stoneface
  • New Jersey: Sunday Brunch—Kane
  • New Mexico: Project Dank—La Cumbre
  • New York: DDH Double Mosaic Dream—Other Half
  • North Carolina: Citraquench’l—Heist
  • North Dakota: Freak Parade—Drekker
  • Ohio: Appervation—Jackie O’s
  • Oklahoma: Bourbon Paradise—Prairie Artisan Ales
  • Oregon: Nectarine Premiere—de Garde
  • Pennsylvania: Le Roar Grrrz—Bullfrog
  • Rhode Island: The Chosen One—Tilted Barn
  • South Carolina: Mexican Cake  (Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged)—Westbrook
  • South Dakota: SoDank—Lost Cabin
  • Tennessee: Astronaut Status—Wiseacre
  • Texas: Atrial Rubicite—Jester King
  • Utah: Big Bad Baptista—Epic
  • Vermont: Heady Topper—The Alchemist
  • Virginia: Resolute (Coconut)—Brothers
  • Washington: Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb—Fremont Brewing Co.
  • Washington, D.C.: On The Wings Of Armageddon—DC Brau
  • West Virginia: Halleck Pale Ale—Chestnut Brew Works
  • Wisconsin: Black Gold—Central Waters
  • Wyoming: 2×4 DIPA—Melvin

Happy hunting.