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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mabermud, Mar 7, 2015.
Agreed, says Alaska.
I live in Buffalo. Technically midAtlantic (it would take me 6+ hours to get to the ocean). Ironically NOT on the great lakes region (I can get to 2 of the great lakes in under 45 minutes)
Born in STL, but NYC is my home.
In Louisiana. Sadly the distribution here is really poor unless you live in New Orleans or Baton Rouge. A far cry from my years in Tampa Bay and Rochester, Ny
From Louisiana as well and moving back this year but I'm currently in the mid-Atlantic
I thought it would be interesting to compare the results of this poll with the actual population breakdown of the U.S. According to Wikipedia, here are the actual population percentages by region (as designated by this poll):
Great Lakes 14.67%
New England 4.62%
Based on this, as of current poll results, the following regions are over-represented on BA:
And the following regions are under-represented on BA:
I think it would be interesting to see each region's percentage of breweries relative to its population (based on BA brewery listings). It might provide some insight as to the disparity between the numbers in this poll and actual U.S. population distribution. But I don't have the time to calculate that.
There is, however, this map, which shows breweries per capita by state.
Kansas is in the dark ages as far as craft breweries go, but it's getting better. You folks in the Northwest and Northeast do not realize how good you have it, so be thankful.
Here's the problem...I live in New England but spent all my beer formative years in California (and other places, but mostly California) , from Chula Vista to South lake to Crescent City...the whole damn state...and that was a good chunk of time...now I am in New England...both have their charms, but overall I miss California and being able to walk in and get Pliny or Supplication on tap in Santa Rosa straight from the source...last place I lived in Cali...Ludwig Ave...
Well, the thread title does in fact state "US" regions...
Because it was altered after the fact, probably by a mod.
Northern Virginia, so I said Mid atlantic. NoVa seems to be more discussed in mid atlantic than in South Atlantic, despite Va being in South Atlantic, and I definitely feel that beers from DC, Maryland, and even Delaware are more local to me than anything from North Carolina on southward.
NH "live free or die" baby..cept nothin's free...and ,well...we're all gonna die, anyway. Might as well drink more..
DC/MD/VA area (DMV)
Mid-Atlantic, in the burbs of Jersey outside of NYC.
Great Lakes....Ride or Die.
South Atlantic but feel like we (VA) share more vibe with mid- Atlantic
Well - it was edited.....
From Kansas...live in Colorado!
West Virginia has usually been designated as a Mid-Atlantic state. But as the Honorable Senator Robert C. Byrd had often said, "West Virginia is the most Northern of the Southern states, the most Eastern of the Mid-Western states, the most Southern of the Northern states and the most Western of the Atlantic states. What a proud, glorious mongrel we are.
California's central valley. Home of some awesome breweries.
Wyoming Black Hills.
Even though I live in northern VA, I voted mid-Atlantic. It's culturally much closer to Maryland & DC compared to the rest of VA.
Plus, I cruise the mid-Atlantic forum to see new brews in my area. The south-Atlantic forum is almost useless to me.
Based on BA's roots, I was expecting a larger New England stat.
Exactly! East Virginia is a nice state!
another expat Scot - this time in Alabama.
Southwest here-Phoenix. We have some great breweries here, and they're growing by the week!
Damn! You upper Midwesterners are kicking some ass!
Greetings from SoCal!
Mertzon Texas. And judging what I see in the bar ditches, Golden Colorado is the brewing capital of the world.
Back in the old days, pre-Coors nationwide distribution, I and other Bigrock buddies used to bootleg Coors from hometown to Austin where we were attending UT.
Atlanta, Georgia. We have a blast in spite of being straitjacketed by some awful, archaic laws.
Lived there for 3 years. I kinda of miss it; the beer anyways!!!
Austin might be the greatest city ever. And I saw this as a girl born and raised in Los Angeles!!
From Ohio, living in Michigan. Another data point for Great Lakes.
Mid-Atlantic - New Jersey. Beer scene is really starting to pick up in Jersey.
Where I live is CO, but where I am from is Erie, PA. I wouldn't call it 'Mid-Atlantic' by any means, but it is not included in the 'Great Lakes' region breakdown.
FWIW- I grew up about less than 30 miles from Canada, as the crow flies.
Am I a lost little puppy?
The Midwest where driving for beer is a common event. Well, it is if you live in Kansas.
I'm in a northwest state, but I'm thirty minutes drive from a mountain state and drink a lot of beer from there as well.
Personally, I've found the density of the population and beer enjoyment go hand in hand.