Top Beers Per State

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by REVZEB, Dec 21, 2021.

  1. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (10,362) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    Where did the top 100 for each state go? I see all the countries in the drop down
     
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  2. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,478) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Select United States in the country drop down then a 2nd drop down opens next to it with the states listed.
     
  3. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (10,362) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    Every time I do that the page just reloads, I'll reset things on my end and try again
     
  4. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (10,362) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    It works now! Problem on my end, thanks!
     
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  5. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,123) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Can someone walk me through this process on mobile? I’ve been wondering about this for a long time. Where do you start, where do you finish? TIA, cheers.
     
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  6. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,564) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Menu > Top Rated / Top 250 > Select United States > Select State
     
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  7. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,123) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Damn it. Another list to tic. This one I take personally. 21/100, look out!
     
  8. Bhubbard34

    Bhubbard34 Aspirant (262) Mar 4, 2016 Pennsylvania
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    Whoa, never realized you could sort by state, awesome!
     
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  9. Sheppard

    Sheppard Poo-Bah (2,057) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    For which state? Michigan?
     
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  10. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,123) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Yes.
     
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  11. Sheppard

    Sheppard Poo-Bah (2,057) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Feel like there's better distribution in the Top 100 for Michigan than other states that are dominated by one brewery. Which could make it more fun than a list dominated by Tree House and Trillium.
     
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  12. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,123) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Oh absolutely. When I looked I instantly noticed a few that sit on shelves year round. A couple I’ve had in my cellar and not thought twice about since I bought them.
     
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  13. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,671) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    In my eyes, it's not the sort of thing you'd know was there without someone explaining that it's there.

    Your post made me look at NY, and intentionally ignore every IPA, stout and "wild/sour" beer there to see what was left on the list. That left only 1 beer - a pilsner that I've had... and probably my choice for my favorite beer currently brewed in NY (including any beers I've had in the top 10 on this NY list). I'm happy without going further. Creative filtering. :slight_smile:
     
  14. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,123) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Good job on your part.
     
  15. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,671) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Let me tell ya, it was a lot of work. Time for a beer. :beers:
     
  16. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Meyvn (1,056) Sep 30, 2014 Ohio
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    I just checked Ohio, and there's a fruited kettle sour in the Top 100. Not exactly an outcome I expected.

    (In its defense, I've had it, and it is tasty. :laughing: )
     
  17. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,678) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I can count all the top beers in my state without taking off my shoes.
     
  18. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,123) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    I had to check to see what you meant and boy, you weren’t kidding. Only 51 beers due to lack of additions and ratings and they’re all made by 3 breweries. Are you at least near a brewery? I’ve seen before you’ve noted distribution issues makes finding some other beers hard to find as well.
     
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  19. milkshakebeersucks

    milkshakebeersucks Savant (918) Feb 10, 2020 Maryland
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    So true. Checked through all the States but only for the top 10. There are 5 States (Del, Iowa, Nev, ND and OK) that a single brewery claimed all 10 spots. Didn't keep count where it was 9 out of 10 but there were a lot. Some of my neighboring States (Pa, Va and WV) were much more diverse.
     
  20. Sheppard

    Sheppard Poo-Bah (2,057) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    MA is one of those 9/10 states. I think that the state tool could be very valuable to help discover new breweries in different places but with how people tend to rate, I don't feel that's the case at the moment.
     
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  21. dennisthreeninefiveone

    dennisthreeninefiveone Initiate (130) Aug 11, 2020 New Jersey
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    I would like to know what the best selling beer is in each state.
     
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  22. milkshakebeersucks

    milkshakebeersucks Savant (918) Feb 10, 2020 Maryland
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    In New Jersey it's Corona
     
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  23. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,123) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    I wonder how difficult this would be to articulate. If you can find results on google or elsewhere; might be worth starting a separate thread. Cheers.
     
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  24. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,293) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I've seen a recent map somewhere on the Internet that showed the best-selling beer in each state, and it was disheartening to see so many states that had either Bud Light or Miller Lite as their 'champion' beer. So the list would be boring unless some dividing line can be drawn between macros and 'craft' beers.

    I'm guessing that such a list is available (maybe data would be a year or two old), but before such a list is found and presented here, it would be interesting for BA members to predict which beer they think is tops in their state. For Michigan I'll predict it would be Two Hearted in a runaway.
     
  25. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,953) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/10/the-most-popular-beer-in-every-us-state/
     
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  26. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,293) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    The map in your link is similar to the map that I saw, but I think what I saw it had Michigan's most popular beer as either Bud Light or Miller Lite instead of Budweiser, which is what is shown in your map. So the answer to the question of state popularity probably depends on the source or which given year.

    Your list is interesting in that for all of the macros listed, a specific beer is named, but for the smattering of states where a craft brewery is shown as being tops, they don't list a specific beer although there are a couple of exceptions to that. It makes you wonder how precise the data gathering for this survey might have been.

    Maybe we'll never know for sure a list by state of the most popular 'craft' beers.
     
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  27. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,952) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    There a lot of retired beers in the Colorado top 100
     
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  28. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (10,362) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    Glad I could start a good conversation! The more lists the better! Cheers!
     
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  29. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (4,877) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Are they listed as one-off, or do they need to be reported?
     
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  30. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,938) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Just Looked at California's list and it's underwhelming in the predictable ways. All big stouts, big ipas, and famous sours as well as having some zombie brews (all the old alpine classics for example) that are shadows of themselves today.

    The most disappointing thing to me was that the whole top 100 only had about 25 brewers included. In a state like California I feel like there is no reason there isn't close to 50 brewers on there. But these lists have their baked in biases obviously
     
  31. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,952) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I didn't know they could be reported.
     
  32. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,366) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Both that website and the one that the info is from https://topagency.com/report/beer-report/ sure appear to me to be based on a survey - "One in four survey respondents across the country reported..." is the only hint but, otherwise they are not very forthcoming about it (where, when, how many people, how it was conducted, etc...)

    Their "data" page here https://topagency.com/data/ says only "We conduct surveys at lightning speed, crunch Google Trends, and social data..." and also has an Anheuser-Busch-InBev logo in the their list of clients. :grin:

    Budweiser is currently the 5th or 6th (depending on source and unit of measure - dollars or barrels) how can it be the "favorite" in most US states? They claim "Budweiser has remained king of the US..." but that hasn't been true since 2001. There are over 2 million barrels of beer sold annually in Mississippi - does anyone really think that the 8,392 bbl. of beer Lazy Magnolia sold in 2020 makes it the best selling brand? Colorado's total beer sales are around 4 million barrels but Denver Beer Co's 25,000 bbl. make it #1?
     
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  33. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (4,877) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Beer availability can be reported to allow updates.

    I'm assuming the Top Beers per State has the same criteria as the Top 250 in that the beer must be "active". Regardless, it's important to report these to maintain, as you indicated, a more accurate list.
     
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  34. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,953) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Yeah, I took that with a giant grain of salt. Snake River being the most popular in Wyoming...pipe dream.
     
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  35. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Poo-Bah (3,159) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Awesome! Didn't even realize this was possible!
     
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  36. turfy

    turfy Disciple (309) Mar 17, 2010 Texas
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    There is no way in hell Lone Star is the most popular beer in Texas, despite the ad nauseam placement in Texas movies/ shows. Has to be Bud Light or Miller Light based on the overwhelming majority of shelf space devoted to them at all outlets.
     
  37. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,564) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/top-rated/us/tx/
     
  38. turfy

    turfy Disciple (309) Mar 17, 2010 Texas
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