Which US region are you from?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mabermud, Mar 7, 2015.


Where are you from?

  1. Great Lakes - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin

  2. Mid-Atlantic - Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC

  3. Mid-West - Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

  4. Mountain - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming

  5. New England - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

  6. Northwest - Alaska, Oregon, Washington

  7. Pacific - California, Hawaii

  8. South - Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

  9. South-Atlantic - Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

  10. Southwest - Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

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  1. itracy63

    itracy63 Disciple (375) Apr 20, 2013 Washington

    Agreed, says Alaska.
  2. fscottkey

    fscottkey Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2014 New York

    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)
  3. Kanger

    Kanger Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2013 New York

    Born in STL, but NYC is my home.
  4. GregJ

    GregJ Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2014 Louisiana

    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
  5. kosstamojan

    kosstamojan Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2014 Virginia

    From Louisiana as well and moving back this year but I'm currently in the mid-Atlantic
  6. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (3,022) Sep 18, 2010 Washington

    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%
    Mid-Atlantic 15.37%
    Midwest 6.58%
    Mountain 4.50%
    New England 4.62%
    Northwest 3.69%
    Pacific 12.62%
    South 8.28%
    South-Atlantic 17.24%
    Southwest 12.43%

    Based on this, as of current poll results, the following regions are over-represented on BA:
    Great Lakes
    New England

    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.

    #46 draheim, Mar 8, 2015
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  7. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    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.
  8. 31Sam13

    31Sam13 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 New Hampshire

    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...
  9. DarthVorador

    DarthVorador Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Well, the thread title does in fact state "US" regions...:stuck_out_tongue:
    #49 DarthVorador, Mar 8, 2015
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  10. Akerstache

    Akerstache Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2015 Germany

    Because it was altered after the fact, probably by a mod.
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  11. lordofthemark

    lordofthemark Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2015 Virginia

    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.
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  12. jco3

    jco3 Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 New Hampshire

    NH "live free or die" baby..cept nothin's free...and ,well...we're all gonna die, anyway. Might as well drink more..
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  13. StartedwithSAM

    StartedwithSAM Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2015 Virginia

    DC/MD/VA area (DMV)
  14. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (3,022) Sep 18, 2010 Washington

    Problem solved
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  15. thedumbphase

    thedumbphase Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2015 New Jersey

    Mid-Atlantic, in the burbs of Jersey outside of NYC.
  16. atone315

    atone315 Champion (893) Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin

    Great Lakes....Ride or Die.
  17. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,423) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
    Society Trader

    South Atlantic but feel like we (VA) share more vibe with mid- Atlantic
  18. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,058) Jan 22, 2011 New York

    Well - it was edited.....
  19. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,964) May 19, 2005 Colorado
    Society Trader

    From Kansas...live in Colorado!
  20. TitoTostito

    TitoTostito Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2015 West Virginia

    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.
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  21. vikinggary28

    vikinggary28 Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2014 California

    California's central valley. Home of some awesome breweries.
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  22. cbcrunch

    cbcrunch Poo-Bah (2,317) Jan 21, 2012 Wyoming

    Wyoming Black Hills.
  23. LMT

    LMT Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    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.
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  24. woodchipper

    woodchipper Poo-Bah (1,519) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut

    Based on BA's roots, I was expecting a larger New England stat.
  25. TitoTostito

    TitoTostito Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2015 West Virginia

    Exactly! East Virginia is a nice state! :slight_smile:
    #65 TitoTostito, Mar 9, 2015
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  26. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2006 Alabama

    another expat Scot - this time in Alabama.
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  27. tjumfrid

    tjumfrid Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2013 Arizona

    Southwest here-Phoenix. We have some great breweries here, and they're growing by the week!
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  28. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (3,072) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
    Society Trader

    Mitten present!
  29. SoCaliC8

    SoCaliC8 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 Idaho

    Damn! You upper Midwesterners are kicking some ass!

    Greetings from SoCal!

    GO Hoosiers!!!
  30. Bigrock

    Bigrock Initiate (167) Feb 4, 2013 Texas

    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.
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  31. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    Atlanta, Georgia. We have a blast in spite of being straitjacketed by some awful, archaic laws.
  32. SoCaliC8

    SoCaliC8 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 Idaho

    Lived there for 3 years. I kinda of miss it; the beer anyways!!!
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  33. BDCannon

    BDCannon Aspirant (209) Feb 24, 2015 Texas

    Austin TX
  34. SoCaliC8

    SoCaliC8 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 Idaho

    Austin might be the greatest city ever. And I saw this as a girl born and raised in Los Angeles!!
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  35. FaradayUncaged

    FaradayUncaged Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Michigan

    From Ohio, living in Michigan. Another data point for Great Lakes.
  36. Nmelione

    Nmelione Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2014 New Jersey

    Mid-Atlantic - New Jersey. Beer scene is really starting to pick up in Jersey.
  37. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Zealot (529) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    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?
  38. 22Blue

    22Blue Poo-Bah (2,414) Nov 10, 2013 Kansas
    Society Trader

    The Midwest where driving for beer is a common event. Well, it is if you live in Kansas.
  39. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,249) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
    Society Trader

    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.
  40. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,249) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Personally, I've found the density of the population and beer enjoyment go hand in hand.:wink:
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