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Which US beer regions do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 19etz55, Apr 13, 2019 at 5:44 PM.


Which US beer regions do you prefer?

This poll will close on Dec 13, 2019 at 4:44 PM.
  1. Great Lakes

  2. Mid-Atlantic

  3. Midwest

  4. Mountain

  5. New England

  6. Northwest

  7. Pacific

  8. South

  9. South-Atlantic

  10. Southwest

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 19etz55

    19etz55 Aspirant (298) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    BA lists 10 beer regions in the US. What beer region are you in and which ones do you prefer? I'm in the Mid-Atlantic.
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  2. zid

    zid Savant (978) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    I have no desire to be anywhere else in the US regarding beer.
  3. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (876) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    I live in Mid-Atlantic . Voted Mid-Atlantic & Pacific. In truth I think fine beer is brewed in all 10 regions and have no preference.
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  4. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,563) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Yeah, I don't think it matters anymore, and I couldn't be happier with what I can get here.
  5. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,344) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    I'm in the Great Lakes and have traveled and drank beer in all of the regions. We have a lot going for us here in Michigan, so that's my favorite. I've been to Portland and Bend, OR a couple of times, and both cities have great beer cultures, so the Northwest is my second choice. My third would be a tie with the Midwest and New England.
  6. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,083) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Voted Great Lakes and Midwest, but anywhere else is fine with me as well.
  7. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,901) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I hate to sound negative here but the South region has quite a way to go. I visited New Orleans last year (and the year before) and I suppose there are some signs of progress there but frankly they are decades behind other areas.

  8. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,051) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    I voted Northwest due to the sheer number of breweries in the Washington/Oregon area... plus I love Fremont... I live in the South region and while we have made strides, we are still smack dab in the middle of the Bible Belt and...well... there's that...
  9. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aspirant (278) Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    Great Lakes for sure

    I honestly could drink just Ohio and Michigan beers for the rest of my life and be content
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  10. ssimpson89

    ssimpson89 Defender (608) Jul 24, 2009 Illinois

    Voted Great Lakes. Chicago is a great beer city, with both Wisconsin and Michigan within a short drive. I don’t think there’s a bad region. There’s great beer culture everywhere, you just have to look a little harder in the South and Southwest. It makes it all the more rewarding when you find a cool spot or new brewery.
  11. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,318) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Midwest, because I'm there and pretty much have full access to everything in the region. That said, I don't think I'd want to go without Michigan, Illinois, Colorado, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
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  12. woodchipper

    woodchipper Meyvn (1,025) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut

    I selected Northeast, but seriously, I like many brewing regions, all for different reasons.
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  13. MNAle

    MNAle Meyvn (1,398) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    I don't understand the purpose of the poll. Are you looking for where people live now, or are you looking for where people would like to live?

    Combining the two into one poll seems to me to result in no information at all.
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  14. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Initiate (174) Jun 13, 2017 California
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    I haven't had enough from Northeast, Midwest, or South to say. Not surprised most people are voting their own regions, though
  15. Quackershnoc

    Quackershnoc Aspirant (210) Nov 7, 2012 Michigan

    Great Lakes for sure!
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  16. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,523) Mar 12, 2009 New York

    There was no choice for NYS Hudson Valley region so I didn't vote :grin:
  17. MNAle

    MNAle Meyvn (1,398) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    Liked due to the rebellious nature! :grin:
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  18. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,264) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois

    With the qualifier Great Lakes, it seems it's already been decided. :wink:
  19. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,294) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    I'm a homer. Sue me. If I had to pick a region outside of my home area it would be Pacific northwest. Fresh hop season alone blows most regions away, add in the holy mountain and fremont barrels and I'm good
  20. beergorrilla

    beergorrilla Meyvn (1,268) Feb 21, 2012 Michigan

    homer response but i go great lakes, there is so much variety of amazing beers being produced in michigan consistantly producing some heat in all categories of beer styles examples kbs, blacknote, bbpt5, witches hat night fury variants some stout heavyweights no matter where your from,m43 and variants, anything from homes is a top notch ipa, speciation sours and arclight produce mulitple world class sours, shorts who isnt afraid to make crazy ass shit u have never heard of,often creating new styles of beer or flavors all are tasty. also new glarus, jackie os, hoppin frog,no further questions your honor.
  21. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,379) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    I voted for New England as my easy choice and then had a coin toss between Pacific and Great Lakes. I went with Pacific, soley because beers from California brewers still seem to largely represent what I buy from stores, which is still the bulk of my beer drinking. Mid Atlantic brewers are improving as well.
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  22. oldbean

    oldbean Aspirant (298) Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    There are other regions?
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  23. DrumKid003

    DrumKid003 Aspirant (223) Aug 10, 2013 Oklahoma

    I voted Southwest and Midwest. Southwest because I live here and have access to plenty of stuff that suits my drinking needs, and the Midwest solely due to Missouri. I sure as hell won't vote for the NE since the terrible idea that is a NEIPA originated there.

    I'm kind of surprised to see Oklahoma mentioned anywhere on this thread, especially by someone who doesn't live here.
  24. 19etz55

    19etz55 Aspirant (298) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    My intention was to pick a region or
    regions outside of the region you are in.
    As I did picking 2 regions outside of mine
  25. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,735) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    I changed my mind. If the Philly area gets drops of Alchemist and Lawson’s I want to have access to cheesesteaks, Lee’s hoagies and pork roll sandwiches. So the Philly area, and access to those tremendous volume of Great Pils.
    #25 nc41, Apr 14, 2019 at 4:02 PM
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019 at 4:13 PM
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  26. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,294) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    Did anyone read the OP? Asking for a friend...
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  27. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (1,658) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    I picked New England for its IPAs and the Great Lakes region for Michigan's stouts.
  28. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,318) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Specifically for Prairie's stouts. If I lived closer, I'd try to get into their Prairie Dawg club.
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  29. MNAle

    MNAle Meyvn (1,398) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    Your OP can be read that you are asking for:
    1. What beer region are you in and
    2. Which do you prefer

    Which is obviously how some have interpreted it.
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  30. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Champion (873) Nov 4, 2015 New York

  31. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,087) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    love seeing the regional pride here. and I honestly think it's true that almost all regions have options that fill most needs these days. add a little healthy rivalry between regions to the mix and you have not only the beginnings of the ever-elusive brand/local loyalty that has plagued "craft" beer for so long, but also even the beginnings of the foundation of a great national beer culture.
  32. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Defender (694) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    I voted midwest, I love BA stouts and and we have some local brewers who make some of the best IMHO. Plenty of local IPA's and DIPA's worth drinking. Because its local, its probably fresher too.
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  33. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,955) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    This guy knows, he KNOWS!

    Seriously if I can get Pac NW brews with my Sacramento weather/location I'm set. Guess that means I need to move to Bend...stop twisting my arm already
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  34. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,735) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    Damn , I can’t believe I forgot to mention the Trenton Style Tomato pies. If you haven’t had a Delorenzo pizza from the Robbinsville location you haven’t lived. Another reason to live in the Philly area, these style of pies imo are the best in the world, Marucas at Seaside is killer too, as is the hot sausage/pepper and onion sandwiches on the boardwalk. Miss that stuff here, Crap for pizza, lousy hoagies etc. Their beer is far better than here too.
    #34 nc41, Apr 14, 2019 at 7:55 PM
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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  35. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (467) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    Pacific is an easy win for me. The quality is just there among a wide variety of styles. San Diego, San Francisco... So many amazing breweries that I consider some of my absolute tops.

    New England is good, too... Jack's Abby, Notch, (old) Trillium, etc... Good stuff. But overall, a bit more one-dimensional than say, Cali.
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  36. Milktoast75

    Milktoast75 Devotee (427) Oct 27, 2012 Wisconsin

    Great Lakes, Midwest.
    Barrel age, scotch ale, brats, cheese, stouts. Damn! It’s a wonder I’ve lived this long.:wink:
    Every region has its “best of”. We all like what we like.
    But it’s always fun and tastey to “travel” down the beer aisle thanks to national distribution.
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  37. jeebeel

    jeebeel Initiate (161) Jun 17, 2003 Texas

    Best answer here, lock the thread.
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  38. Bruinsfan87

    Bruinsfan87 Disciple (310) Aug 25, 2014 New Hampshire
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    I'm from New England and have enjoyed the beers I am able to acquire here. I also really enjoy beers from the different areas as well so...
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  39. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,294) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    PNW beer is truth. Beautiful up there too. I have never thought of moving away from Colorado prior to my visit to Trumwater last year, now it's always in the back of my mind.
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  40. mkh012

    mkh012 Zealot (596) May 7, 2015 New Jersey

    NJ, NY, and New England, but I also love plenty of beers from out west.
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