Pick 2 States

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  1. roger617

    roger617 Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2013 Indiana

    Thats true! I never think about the size of CA when it comes to brew. Just the quality.
  2. lovindahops

    lovindahops Meyvn (1,001) Mar 26, 2010 New York

    NY: great distribution and some good breweries here (it's home). Oh and it's close to..... VERMONT

    VT: Hill Farmstead, Lawson's, and Heady Nation

    East Coast is a risin' folks... to be continued...
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  3. Buff0910

    Buff0910 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Alabama

    California and Michigan. Then Alabama because I live here. Roll Tide. Roll Beer.
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  4. willth

    willth Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 Illinois

    Michigan & California
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  5. shawnp

    shawnp Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota

    Minnesota and Iowa. Surly and TG.
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  6. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (508) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Vt and Mass all day long.
  7. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    That could have been Belgium and Uganda, for all I care. Once you mention Belgium, the other doesn't matter.
  8. Higy

    Higy Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 Indiana

    obviously liquid & next best would be gas. plasma would be last; such a palate wrecker.

    I jest :stuck_out_tongue: number 1 would be 'the state up north' for many great breweries bIg & small. number 2 colorado. indiana is close 2 for 3f.
  9. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (836) Jul 15, 2007 California

    California and ... Actually that's all I'd need to be happy.
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  10. scoot64

    scoot64 Initiate (193) Feb 23, 2010 New Jersey

    California and Vermont. With an honorable mention to Michigan.
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  11. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Top Tens are cool, but best Two's are kinda hard to narrow down. I'll sit this one out.
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  12. sbuysse

    sbuysse Initiate (38) Sep 30, 2005 Arizona

    CA & AZ. CA because it is the best brewing region in the world, AZ because that is where I live, and because it is just a few hours from CA. And AZ has awesome Growler fill laws on CA beers distributed here!!
  13. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,852) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

  14. JArena13

    JArena13 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Vermont clear #1 for me and ill go Michigan just ahead of Cali cuz I couldn't live w out any Founders.
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  15. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Zealot (507) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    I have to agree with this. Cali for sure because I am such a hophead. The other would be either Colorado or Michigan. I love founders and Bells so I would lean that way.
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  16. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,852) Jun 6, 2010 Texas


    i left out colorado, michigan, new york ... who knows what else? not easy
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  17. c64person

    c64person Devotee (417) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina

    I do enjoy all the love Michigan is getting here! I would vote Michigan and California myself, both produce such awesome amount of craft brew and Michigan is my home state so I have tried most of them here! :grinning:
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  18. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan

    Another vote for Michigan and Cali here
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  19. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Aspirant (222) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    CA is the easy #1 for me. #2 is tougher with it coming down to CO and MI. I can't pick one over the other.
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  20. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (21,923) May 5, 2010 Michigan
    Society Trader

    Michigan and California, easy

    I got the sour fix covered with RR and JP and the list continues with many other styles.
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  21. AugiePrimrose

    AugiePrimrose Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2009 Illinois

    California and Oregon.
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  22. LaneMeyer

    LaneMeyer Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 California

    I live in California so drink mostly CA beers, so that is my first and obvious pick. I don't do much trading so don't get to try many East Coast and Mid-West beers sadly. I know there is a lot of really amazing beers left untasted. That being said, what I mainly drink second would be Deschutes beer.
  23. roger617

    roger617 Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2013 Indiana

    Lots of love for CA! I clearly still need to try a bunch of east coast beer. I see a ton of stuff on here showing love for a few select states, and can't wait to get out and try some! Come to think of it I just can't wait to try another beer, period :sunglasses:
  24. Burkbom23

    Burkbom23 Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2013 Connecticut

    Vermont and Calie. HT, Hill Farmstead, Stone, Russian River, Lagunitas. Think I could live on that line up the rest of my life no problem. Michigan would be my alternative, for Fouders alone.
  25. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,998) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Society Trader

    WY & CO.
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  26. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (6,149) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois

    California and Michigan
  27. mocktm

    mocktm Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2011 Virginia

  28. striker2160

    striker2160 Disciple (346) May 5, 2013 Minnesota

    Illinois an Michigan for me Goose Islands stouts are my favorite. Michigan you can't go wrong with Bells,Founders and Kuhnhenn.
  29. StJamesGate

    StJamesGate Poo-Bah (4,323) Oct 8, 2007 New York

    About those hops... Nelson Sauvin, of course, but also Pacific Gem, Riwaka, Dr. Rudi, Green Bullet, Waimea, Pacifica, Southern Cross, Motueka. They don't export them all!

    8 Wired and Epic, as mentioned, but also Tuatara makes some great IPAs.

    Oh, and so as not to thread hijack: Cali and Penn for me.
  30. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Devotee (474) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania

    California and Vermont assuming that for these purposes I can actually have Vermont beers without driving there. Michigan is a close third, but their distro isn't much better where I'm standing.
  31. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,556) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    New York and Pennsylvania. Case closed.
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  32. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,383) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    First pick is Colorado. I've traded for all those big name beers from the majority of the big breweries out there and honestly, if there is something that is getting hyped out the ass I have always been able to find something as good or better right here in my own backyard. You say kbs or parabola, I say uncle jacobs or ac golden ctayt. You say pliny and I'll say myrcenary. You say two hearted or stone ipa and I'll say odell ipa or modus hoperandi. You say allagash or ommegang and I'll say funkwerks. I'm glad so many great colorado beers fly under the ba radar, but there are two beers I've had from out of state that I can't find something as good herre. So, because of juicy and heady my number two is vt.
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  33. tdmccarthy

    tdmccarthy Initiate (0) May 6, 2010 Illinois

    California and Michigan are the easy choices. Illinois is in the team photo with GI, Pipeworks, Revolution andHalf Acre though. I've never had anything other than Heady from Vermont so I can't consider it.
  34. GophRube

    GophRube Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2013 Minnesota

    Michigan and Minnesota. Colorado a close third.
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  35. Buzzardsuds

    Buzzardsuds Initiate (0) May 27, 2013 Ohio

    Probably Mich and Cali, but in the running: Vermont, Colorado, Illinois, Oregon and Ohio! Although I love some of the breweries in these states ie: Six Point, ST, Troegs, CCB, but I can't include PA, NY or FLA!
  36. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (577) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana

    California and Michigan
  37. pryan49

    pryan49 Initiate (89) Oct 3, 2008 Wisconsin

    Badgers and Wolverines for me. Wisconsin's has amazing variety in its craft breweries and it is home to the Malt House, a humble no nonsense pub that celebrates the wide world of beer. If ever in Madison you should visit. You won't be disappointed. Being home to Bells, Michigan has to be on the list.
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  38. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Colorado and California. Michigan would be a close 3rd
  39. DinoFight

    DinoFight Initiate (127) Jan 23, 2013 Arizona

    California and Colorado for me.
  40. bennetj17

    bennetj17 Meyvn (1,389) Oct 30, 2005 Arizona

    California and Michigan with Wisconsin a close 3rd.
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