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https://www.yahoo.com/food/every-state-in-the-usa-ranked-by-its-beer-95770823031.html

It’s a great time to be drinking beer in America. Not that it was ever, you know, a BAD time to be doing that necessarily, but with craft breweries multiplying like rabbits who’ve been drinking beer, you can literally find some serviceable (if not downright tasty) local brews in all 50 states. Which made the process of ranking them all the more difficult, but we were up to the challenge, especially since it meant drinking and thinking about beer for weeks straight.

Here they are, all 50 states in the Union, ranked according to their beer. A couple notes about our criteria. Quantity and quality are both important, but quality’s a bit MORE important. If you’re a small state turning out a disproportionate amount of great beer, it did not go unrecognized. We also gave a boost to states who played a historical role in American beer as we know it today. We also argued a lot, so if you want to do that as well, please join us in the comments!

1. Oregon :applause: :dude: :applause: :dude:

California and Washington might have more brewers, but dammit, they’ve also got more people. More importantly, they don’t have the density of Oregon’s offerings. Or the quality. Oregon’s long been at the forefront of the craft industry, with brewers like Widmer Brothers, Rogue, Full Sail, and Deschutes leading the national charge as gateway beers for people who want something more out of their pints. But they’re just the OGs of what might be the epicenter of the craft beer movement.

Much ballyhoo has been made of the sheer number of breweries in the Portland metro area, which tops out at more than 70 and counting… but this isn’t a case of quantity over quality. It’s a case of quantity meeting quality head on. Portland houses an insurmountable number of great breweries — not good, pretty good, or wonderful, but effin’ great breweries — that are changing the landscape of modern brewing. Hair of the Dog, Breakside, Cascade, Upright, Ecliptic, the Commons, Burnside, Lompoc… it just keeps going. Even the “crappy” breweries by Portland standards would bury most of their peers based on pure deliciousness.

But that’s just one city in a state full of amazing brewers dotting the state, from the coastal Pelican to the high desert’s 10 Barrel, mid-state’s Ninkasi, Southern Oregon’s uncleverly named Southern Oregon Brewing, Mt. Hood’s Double Mountain… basically, if you enter a city or town in Oregon without a solid brewery, you’ve probably crossed into Washington or Idaho. Or maybe the capital of Salem… which sucks. But you’ll still find a great brewpub serving some of the best beer in America, made in Oregon, with Oregon hops, by a bearded Oregonian who’s probably in a band that sucks… that’s the Oregon way. Oregon beer, more than any, has helped introduce the masses to the potential of drinking great brews, and, with new breweries seemingly opening on a weekly basis, it’s the best damn place to be a beer lover in the US.
 

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Lately, I've been REALLY into these two beers:

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The biggest reason people call off work in Pittsburgh is beer nuts.
 

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Washington in at #5? Not bad! This is my favorite right now:

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I haven't tasted beer, or any other alcoholic beverage, in more than 24 years. Wish I could but it's not something I can do. I mean, I could taste it just fine. I just had a hard time putting the stuff down for 20 years so I'll just take all y'all's word for it. It's nice to be number one, though. :thumb:
 

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Washington in at #5? Not bad! This is my favorite right now:

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Represent! iron horse is awesome...

I need to make honorable mention of Wenatchee's own Badger mountain brewery. they are killing it! :thumb:

(Pete, check em out next time you're around)
 

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Represent! iron horse is awesome...

I need to make honorable mention of Wenatchee's own Badger mountain brewery. they are killing it! :thumb:

(Pete, check em out next time you're around)

I've been there several times! Country Boys BBQ and Badger Mountain beer!
 

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I haven't tasted beer, or any other alcoholic beverage, in more than 24 years. Wish I could but it's not something I can do. I mean, I could taste it just fine. I just had a hard time putting the stuff down for 20 years so I'll just take all y'all's word for it. It's nice to be number one, though. :thumb:
You sure you don't want to rethink this...
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The recipe for beer: Water, Malt and Hops.


The rest is solid state or diodes...
 

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