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What US state has the best breweries?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by imduffman, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. dougfur

    dougfur Savant (355) New York Jan 24, 2011

    Heady's not my favorite and I love making fun of Vermont (it's a popular passtime here in northern NY), but I feel a need to defend here. First they used to make lots of beers before the brewery was destroyed by floods last year. Second, that one beer, despite being rated #1 on the list and being surrounded by hype, can be bought for about half the cost of most of its peers. Kudos to the Alchemist for not cashing in on their fame at our expense.
  2. Pure Michigan.
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  3. Docrock

    Docrock Advocate (570) Illinois Jan 21, 2012 Verified

    Yes they are, but they still make BCBS!
  4. I suspect the high rating is because of some kind of ballot stuffing because the rating has jumped up a lot lately. although I could be wrong...
  5. GRFounder

    GRFounder Savant (370) Michigan Jan 25, 2013

  6. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Savant (280) Illinois Dec 8, 2009

  7. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

  8. dougfur

    dougfur Savant (355) New York Jan 24, 2011

    It's possible, but I suspect that it has more to do with how *relatively* easy it is to get it. Lot's of people can review it because there's a lot of it out there. They can twice a week, all year long, whereas many of the other highest rated beers are seasonal, or extremely limited. It's also pretty damn good!
  9. dougfur

    dougfur Savant (355) New York Jan 24, 2011

    ...Though I could too be wrong. I won't pretend to really understand how the BA formula for ratings works...
  10. Oregon - Dark Ale beer and stouts
    California - IPA's