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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by imduffman, Jan 4, 2013.
California or Oregon
any certain breweries out of Oregon?
Cascade, Hair of the Dog, Pelican, Deschutes, Boneyard...
I debate this with friends often. I tend to think California wins based on how many excellent breweries they have. That said, I think a "per capita" approach should be taken to this conversation, which is when (in order) I think Michigan, Oregon and Colorado join the conversation.
My personal favorites might surprise..with some breweries I've had the good fortune to enjoy..
1) Indiana -- Three Floyds, Sun King, Figure 8, Upland, Triton, Flat 12...
2) Michigan -- Greenbush, Bell's, Founders, Short's, Dark Horse...
3) Illinois -- Flossmoor Station, Two Brothers, Half Acre...
Overall, I'd say Cali. Firestone Walker + Stone + Lost Abbey + Green Flash + Russian River + Alesmith + The Bruery + Ballast Point + + +... Just so many choices for quality brews regardless of style preference.
Honorable mentions go to Michigan (Bell's + Founders + Dark Horse + + +) and Indiana (I'm biased, 3 Floyds was my first craft and still retains several spots on my top beers list).
True. Per capita Vermont is impressive.
Just to name a few
Whatever state that doesn't have a single macro brewery. Sorry Colorado.
One of these questions again......Let me play!
Cali, CO, VT, OR duhhhhhhhhh
My home state massachusetts its solid with good variety.
Founders (and bells) is good enough to put michigan in discussion by itself.
No one has said Pennsylvania yet so I'll be that guy even though they can't beat California.
Logsdon, The Ale Apothecary, Caldera, Hopworks, Laurelwood, Upright, Rogue (don't deny it), Oakshire...
California is obvious, PA is up there for me too BUT
I'm going to throw New York into the Mix
I really enjoy a lot of offerings from all of these brewing companies.
WI, IL, and MI are all on pretty level playing field and trumps pretty much anywhere else. This is however like asking which city has the best sports team most people are gonna say the one they grew up with in their home city.
California due to the plethora of quality breweries.
Stone, Alpine, Lost Abbey/Port, Ballast Point, Alesmith, The Bruery, Drakes, Firestone, Bear Republic, Russian River, Knee Deep, Fifty Fifty, Lagunitas, North Coast and oh so much more!!
Surprised? More like shocked. I live in Bloomington and Upland is not that good unless you're basing them on lambics which I don't drink.
Bavaria. The size of South Carolina but with about 650 breweries.
That seriously cracked me up! Count me in!
Boston was just deemed the drunkest city in the proud country we Bostonians call "America!" The list is pretty funny here is your link -> http://www.thedailybeast.com/galler...ont.html#0a4c906c-4885-4f15-b035-df218a31bb19
This being said, I am a bit disappointed that MA has not yet received popular support as the greatest brewery (let alone sports) city of all states. Below are a number of my very favorite beer companies and projects from Mass:
Cambridge Brewing Co
Berkshire Brewing Co
Ipswich (Mercury Brewing Co)
High and Mighty
Cody Brewing Co
Boston Beer Co
These breweries are as crafty as the Celtics. It's not necessarily in order of preference but Jack's Abby is the greatest dedication to lagering I could ever imagine. Love that Kiwi!
I'm not surprised MA hasn't received support as the greatest brewery city, seeing as how it's not a city.
clown shoes mmm..
This is a no-brainier, California.
Texas. Home of Miller Coors in Fort Worth and AB in Houston.
Running out of examples there, I see?
Which ever states that have breweries that will distribute to Northeast Arkansas or Southeast Missouri and Memphis.
What about the two Falstaff breweries - in Galveston and El Paso.
EDIT - Closed! Oh, OK, the Schlitz brewery in Longview then.
Per capita Vermont wins Hands Down
California by a large margin with Michigan and Pennsylvania following.
Gotta throw in a shout-out for the awesome breweries in my home state of Georgia: Terrapin, Sweetwater, Wild Heaven, and Red Brick