How many U.S. states have you reviewed a beer from?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by JerzDevl2000, Jul 20, 2022.

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How many U.S. states have you reviewed a beer from?

  1. 1-5

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  2. 6--10

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  3. 11-15

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 16-20

    7 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. 21-25

    6 vote(s)
    3.9%
  6. 26-30

    15 vote(s)
    9.7%
  7. 31-35

    13 vote(s)
    8.4%
  8. 36-40

    23 vote(s)
    14.9%
  9. 41-45

    30 vote(s)
    19.5%
  10. 46-50

    55 vote(s)
    35.7%
  1. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (4,935) Oct 14, 2009 California
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    I’m (still) at 39, mostly southern states. Although some surprises—for example, I am positive I’ve had beers from NE, courtesy of a friend who passed through on a road trip, but I am assuming it was before I started keeping track. (Same thing with my remaining styles—I have had a Deus and a faro beer, again pre-review era.).

    37 countries, which I could add to if I pursued it a little more diligently. (But I did get Iran, which is like the West Virginia of international beer stats. NA beer for the win!)

    I don’t trade, so I guess I’m holding out for a trip to the east coast? Chee, all this statistic business has me ready for another pint.

    Alabama | 0 | 0% | 0
    Arkansas | 0 | 0% | 0
    Georgia | 0 | 0% | 0
    Mississippi | 0 | 0% | 0
    North Dakota | 0 | 0% | 0
    Nebraska | 0 | 0% | 0
    New Jersey | 0 | 0% | 0
    Rhode Island | 0 | 0% | 0
    South Carolina | 0 | 0% | 0
    South Dakota | 0 | 0% | 0
    Tennessee | 0 | 0% | 0
    West Virginia | 0 | 0% | 0
     
  2. beer_beer

    beer_beer Defender (692) Feb 13, 2018 Finland
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    Only five, must step up :beers:. Have been rating them highly.

    Connecticut | 4 | 1.56% | 4.12
    Missouri | 4 | 1.56% | 4.07
    California | 2 | 0.78% | 4.21
    New York | 2 | 0.78% | 4.36
    Wisconsin | 1 | 0.39% | 4.38

    Beer still is a bit local, maybe will stay so. Transport costs are high, a lot of water shipped :wink:
     
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  3. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,112) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Probably. Nevertheless...

    Ticked - 50+DC
    Reviewed - All except ID, SC, NJ, & DC
     
  4. BMBCLT

    BMBCLT Poo-Bah (1,938) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    Thanks for the suggestion. But I don't drink IPAs (or other hop-forward styles).
     
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  5. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,543) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    So, how many people's "Hawaii" tick was a Kona beer brewed by then owner CBA in the PNW or NH or City's Memphis brewery...
    [​IMG]
    or at AB breweries under contract or, nowadays, as its owner?
    [​IMG]

    Ditto for mid-west or western people's "Massachusetts" tick being Samuel Adams' beers brewed in Ohio or Pennsylvania? :grin:
     
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  6. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,112) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Or a "Florida" tick for straight-outta-St. Louis Landsharkweiser?
     
  7. LampertLand

    LampertLand Poo-Bah (3,473) Nov 2, 2011 Canada (BC)
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  8. StJamesGate

    StJamesGate Poo-Bah (5,080) Oct 8, 2007 New York
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    Missing 7:

    Alabama | 0 | 0% | 0
    Arkansas | 0 | 0% | 0
    Louisiana | 0 | 0% | 0
    North Dakota | 0 | 0% | 0
    Nebraska | 0 | 0% | 0
    New Mexico | 0 | 0% | 0
    South Dakota | 0 | 0% | 0
    West Virginia | 0 | 0% | 0

    Louisiana is funny to see 'cause I drank plenty of Blackened Voodoo back in the day; just not for years.

    And feeling kinda sheepish because I was just in Pittsburgh last month; I'm sure there was a West Virginia brewery on the shelf somewhere....
     
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  9. Peach63

    Peach63 Meyvn (1,304) Jul 17, 2019 New York
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    Spoil sport! :grin:
     
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  10. Peach63

    Peach63 Meyvn (1,304) Jul 17, 2019 New York
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    I'm stuck @ 36 and yes, that "includes" Hawaii!
     
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  11. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (5,514) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I'm at 49 states. Missing West Virginia, and then District of Columbia, if you count that.

    While I want to 'finish' this list, I have not felt like trying to trade for it. Perhaps someday I'll make my way out to WV and review a few beers.

    It appears a lot of people are missing WV.
     
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  12. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (8,514) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    45, which is pretty good, considering my Swedishness!
     
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  13. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (5,514) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Arkansas has some beautiful outdoor areas for hiking, camping, float trips, etc..

    Just be (slightly) wary - some of their counties are still "dry"!
     
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  14. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,817) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    This got me curious, so I decided to see how many German states I think I had a beer from. (Which was a good exercise because I never really thought of German beer through that specific lens besides Bavaria.) I think I'm missing 3 of the 16: Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Saarland.
     
  15. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (4,457) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    I redirected one of our summer driving trips with the RV to hit North Dakota, a hard beer/place to get a tic. Cheers!
     
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  16. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,543) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well... with that one (like so many macro brands), based on one's region, you might get it from Florida, since the TTB label approval is for all 12 AB breweries. (AB's coding gives the actual brewery).
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    And, again depending on region, they might get some Yuengling Lager for their "Florida" tick.

    (The Feds changed rules in the 1980-1990s (IIRC) and started allowing brewers with multiple breweries to only list their headquarter city or the city where the particular beer is brewed).
     
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  17. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (4,457) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    I’ve been lucky to have ticked beers/places in Hawai’i over the years. Aloha!
     
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  18. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Poo-Bah (3,137) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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    47. Just missing West Virginia, New Mexico, and Rhode Island.

    Hoping, if I go to Montana this summer, I can find New Mexico there.
     
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  19. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Good luck. I can't think of a NM brewery that does wider distro. I can't recall ever seeing any up here in the NW. But, maybe it does get up there.
     
  20. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (8,354) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Guilty as charged with the Hawaiian" beer.
     
  21. arizcards

    arizcards Poo-Bah (5,635) Jun 11, 2003 North Carolina
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    We seem to have similar issues sir! I have a brother in Idaho so no issue there!
    Cheers!
    Tom

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,817) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    In my experience (as someone who points out the same), people generally don't want to engage in that discussion and prefer to simply go with whatever the BeerAdvocate database states... even when the reality doesn't mesh well with their goals. The same logic applies to countries. I bet people are counting an ABInBev beer brewed in the USA for a Dominican Republic tick... or a beer that is majority owned by a Netherlands company and brewed in the Netherlands as an Ethiopian tick. It can become a case of "I'll just pretend that I didn't know that" (which I'm guilty of applying in life at times :grimacing:).
     
  23. tone77

    tone77 Poo-Bah (7,247) May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I have had all but one.
    Curse you ND.
     
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  24. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (8,421) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    well.... not to humble brag

    BHUUUTT... :grin: (he's gonna brag)...

    I had my Kona before they got bought... SO THERE...

    BHUUUT... already been to Hawaii (3 times) and chalked up local brews from a few places particular Big Island Brewhaus.

    Big Island is the best island... in my opinion. one word... volcano!

    That said somehow I am missing Alabama? (I thought I had something?) and never had anything from Arkansas and South Dakota. Those are on my radar. (anyone wanna send me something?)

    We have lots of choices here in D.C. by the way now if you want to get your Domestic tick on! :sunglasses:
     
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  25. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (4,626) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    42 (which includes West Virginia thanks to @DoctorZombies ). Still need Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico (La Cumbre, plz), and South Dakota if anyone wants to help :wink:
     
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  26. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,112) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    There really isn't much else they can do, is there? I mean, take Landshark Lager. (Please.) They can brew this in any number of places, but it's all contract-brewed for Margaritaville Brewing in Jacksonville, FL. The database can list only one location for that brewery. When you tick Landshark, that's the one you'll get. For purposes of tracking user stats, whatever the BA database says is what it is.
     
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  27. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (2,396) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    I think you can also tick Florida by drinking a beer brewed at your local BJs Brewery.
     
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  28. muchloveforhops3

    muchloveforhops3 Poo-Bah (2,232) Apr 5, 2009 Montana
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    Been stuck at 44 states for quite some time now.

    Here's what I'm missing:
    Alabama
    Arkansas
    Iowa
    Mississippi
    South Dakota
    West Virginia

    Although I haven't really focused on rounding out all 50 lately, I definitely would like to one of these days. Cheers!
     
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  29. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,112) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    That is an eminently doable road trip from Montana. West Virginia is kinda out of the way, but as they say, in for a penny, in for a pound. :slight_smile:

    I'm surprised you don't get Toppling Goliath. Seems like I'm seeing it everywhere these days.
     
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  30. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (10,493) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    I got my Hawaii from Maui and Lanikai (as well as Kona) brought back and shared by @metter98 from vacation.
     
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  31. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,112) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Drekker's beer finder shows that their beer is available at several locations in PA. Good luck!

    https://drekkerbrewing.com/beerfinder/
     
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  32. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,817) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Well, perhaps I'm being very unrealistic, but that seems oddly defeatist to me. We're talking about people who are already geeky enough (no offense, the word fits me too) to be logging beers on a website AND also attempting to collect state ticks. Is it a stretch to think that people who care that much would also go one step further and be conscious of the beers they are drinking beyond a stat line on BA? Doesn't that go hand-in-hand with the goals of the activity? If someone only had one tick from a state and that beer was a Corona competitor, shouldn't that create a red flag for the beer-obsessive person to learn what that beer was? They don't need to have all the answers, but just be aware of the questions, and perhaps aim for another tick from that state to hedge their bets. (Just to be clear about my tone - I don't mean any of this in a harsh way. It's meant to be friendly questioning.)
    I might be very wrong about this on multiple levels, but you might be overstating that relationship by calling it contract brew for Margaritaville. I don't know if Margaritaville actually owns the beer being brewed by ABInBev. I'm guessing it's more of a licensing relationship and that we're really just talking about ABInBev beer. Maybe I'm wrong in even thinking there's a distinction there (or with the term contract brew). I think @jesskidden would have a better grasp of this.
    Yeah, but that's why I find it strange. A beer can be described as a juniper beer by a brewer and then incorrectly classified on BA as a sahti... or a brewer can release a cocktail inspired bourbon barrel aged pineapple pilsner that gets classified on BA as a German pilsner. If someone on the BA style tick quest only had those two beers in their respective BA categories, would it really make sense for them to claim that they've had a sahti and a German Pils? I've always had the impression that plenty of people would be satisfied with the "it is whatever BA says it is" approach (which is fine)... but personally, that would feel hollow to me and I wouldn't be satisfied if I was actually trying to have a beer in those styles.

    Sorry for the overly long response. :beers:
     
  33. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,543) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Yeah, while the term "contract brewing" can mean a lot of different sorts of business arrangements, AB's deal with the Buffett megacorporation* is probably best described as simply a licensing deal for the use Margaritaville and Land Shark trademarks, since the beer is distributed through AB's wholesale network and the 'dba' Margaritaville Brewing Co. has no Federal brewing permit, etc.

    * I read somewhere they might expand into recording and releasing music. Seems unlikely but it could happen.

    (Funny, I was gonna to comment on it earlier but I figured I'd already reached my self-imposed limit on LandShark comments above for the year.)

    Never had it but I'm sure it's good stuff, I mean, the company figurehead has a history of beer connoisseurship.
    [​IMG]
     
  34. cyclonece09

    cyclonece09 Poo-Bah (2,652) Aug 5, 2008 Wisconsin
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    40/51. Here is my missing:

    Alabama | 0 | 0% | 0
    Arkansas | 0 | 0% | 0
    Kansas | 0 | 0% | 0
    Mississippi | 0 | 0% | 0
    Nebraska | 0 | 0% | 0
    New Mexico | 0 | 0% | 0
    Oklahoma | 0 | 0% | 0
    Rhode Island | 0 | 0% | 0
    South Dakota | 0 | 0% | 0
    West Virginia | 0 | 0% | 0
    Wyoming | 0 | 0% | 0

    Sad thing is I have had beers from Kansas (Free State Brewing in Lawrence) but that was before I started reviewing beers. I have also had a beer from West Virginia (Abolitionist Ale Works in Charles Town) but I never got my phone out to review, I think my friend and I were more concerned about getting to the race track to lose our money (and I had some beers earlier when we stopped in Frederick MD on the way).
     
  35. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poo-Bah (6,802) Jul 4, 2005 Ohio
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    I have 47 counting DC. Just missing North Dakota, South Dakota, Alabama and Arkansas.
     
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  36. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (6,112) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    I agree with your thoughts, in a non-harsh way, but I would also argue that the level of care is as fluid as the origin of the beers being tracked.
     
  37. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,795) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    33 'officially.' dang, i got work to do!
     
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  38. MikeWard

    MikeWard Poo-Bah (3,243) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I remember seeing a map of Arkansas showing the dry counties. This was several years ago, but there were a lot. Thanks for the tip
     
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  39. defunksta

    defunksta Poo-Bah (2,150) Jan 18, 2019 North Dakota
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    I've had a number of them. Look for Free State Beer or Wichita Brewing Company. Free State out of Lawrence does some good stuff, so I'd start there. Feel free to DM me.
     
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  40. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (3,088) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    31. I guess if states were ice cream I’d have cleaned out Baskin-Robbins.