Where can you find the best beer in each state? What about the best brewery (they aren't always the makers of the best beer, by the way)?
To come up with that answer, Zymurgy, a magazine published by the American Homebrewers Association, asked its readers to nominate their 20 favorite beers available in the U.S. The following is a look at what was then determined to be the top beers and breweries in each state.
*Results not available for North Dakota and West Virginia.
Where to find the best brewery in each state:
Brewery: Yellowhammer Brewery
Beer: Rebellion (Yellowhammer Brewery), Shadwocaster Porter (Folklore Brewing & Meadery, LLC)*
*Signifies a tie
Brewery: Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer: A Deal with the Devil (Anchorage Brewing Co.), Alaskan Smoked Porter & Alaskan Amber (Alaskan Brewing Co.)*
Brewery: Prescott Brewing Co.
Beer: Achocolypse (Prescott Brewing Co.), Tower Station (Mother Road Brewing Co.)*
Brewery: Diamond Bear Brewing Co. & Ozark Beer Co.*
Beer: Cream Stout (Ozark Beer Co.)
Brewery: Russian River Brewing Co.
Beer: Pliny the Elder (Russian River Brewing Co.)
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Brewery: Odell Brewing Co.
Beer: Milk Stout Nitro (Left Hand Brewing)
Brewery: New England Brewing Co.
Beer: Imperial Stout Trooper (New England Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer: 90 Minute IPA (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)
District of Columbia DC
Brewery: Brau Brewing Co.
Beer: On the Wings of Armageddon (DC Brau Brewing Co.), NSFW (Atlas Brew Works)*
Brewery: Cigar City Brewing Co.
Beer: Jai Alai IPA (Cigar City Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Terrapin Beer Co. & Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
Beer: Tropiclia (Creature Comforts Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Kona Brewing Co.
Beer: Coconut Porter (Maui Brewing Co.), Pipeline Porter & Koko Brown (Kona Brewing Co.)*
Brewery: Barbarian Brewing, Grand Teton Brewing Co. & RAM Restaurant & Brewery
Beer: Rabbit Punch (RAM Restaurant & Brewery), Sour Porter (Barbarian Brewing)*
Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer: Bourbon County Brand Stout (Goose Island Beer Co.)
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Brewery: Three Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer: Zombie Dust (Three Floyds Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
Beer: pseudoSue (Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.)
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Brewery: Tallgrass Brewing Co.
Beer: Buffalo Sweat (Tallgrass Brewing Co.)
Brewery: West Sixth Brewing
Beer: West Sixth IPA (West Sixth Brewing)
Brewery: Bayou Teche Brewing
Beer: Miel Sauvage (Bayou Teche Brewing)
Brewery: Maine Beer Co.
Beer: Dinner (Main Beer Co.)
Brewery: Flying Dog Brewery
Beer: Raging Bitch Belgian IPA (Flying Dog Brewery)
Brewery: Tree House Brewing Co.
Beer: Julius (Tree House Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Bell’s Brewery
Beer: Two Hearted Ale (Bell’s Brewery)
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Brewery: Surly Brewing Co.
Beer: Abrasive Ale & Todd the Axe Man (Surly Brewing Co.)*
Brewery: Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co.
Beer: Southern Pecan (Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (Boulevard Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Big Sky Brewing
Beer: Single Hop Ale (Bitter Root Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Nebraska Brewing Co.
Beer: Hop God (Nebraska Brewing Co.)
Brewery: The Brewer’s Cabinet
Beer: Dirty Wookie (The Brewer’s Cabinet)
Brewery: Moonlight Meadery
Beer: Utopian (Moonlight Meadery)
Brewery: Carton Brewing Co.
Beer: Head High (Kane Brewing)
Brewery: La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer: Elevated IPA (La Cumbre Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Beer: Choklat Oranj (Southern Tier Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Wicked Weed Brewing Co.
Beer: Pernicious IPA (Wicked Weed Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer: Hop JuJu Imperial IPA (Fat Heads Brewery)
Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer: Bomb! (Prairie Artisan Ales)
Brewery: Deschutes Brewery
Beer: Fresh Squeezed IPA (Deschutes Brewery)
Brewery: Victory Brewing Co.
Beer: Nugget Nectar (Troegs Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Beer: Captains Daughter (Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island)
Brewery: Palmetto Brewing Co.
Beer: Huger Street IPA (Palmetto Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Firehouse Brewing Co. & Miner Brewing Co.
Beer: Blue Eyed Girl (Firehouse Brewing), Chokecherry Brown Ale (Miner Brewing Co.)*
Brewery: Yazoo Brewing Co.
Beer: Hefeweizen (Yazoo Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Peticolas Brewing Co.
Beer: Atrial Rubicite (Jester King Craft Brewery)
Brewery: EPIC Brewing Co.
Beer: Big Bad Baptist (EPIC Brewing Co.)
Brewery: The Alchemist
Beer: Heady Topper (The Alchemist)
Brewery: Port City Brewing Co.
Beer: Christmas Morning (Hardywood Park Craft Brewery)
Brewery: Fremont Brewing
Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star (Fremont Brewing)
Brewery: New Glarus Brewing Co.
Beer: Wisconsin Belgian Red (New Glarus Brewing Co.)
Brewery: Melvin Brewing
Beer: 2×4 DIPA (Melvin Brewing)