Thanks to Benjamin Kabak and Amanda Rykoff for passing this along. The map of the U.S., where each state (save Idaho) is represented by a locally brewed beer, comes from nominations by the GOOD community:
We asked you: What is the most awesome, best-tasting, sustainably brewed, independently owned, community-oriented craft beer brewed in your state?The map below shows the brewery in each state that received the most nominations from the GOOD community. It’s the United States of GOOD beer. Time for a road trip?
Road trip, indeed! I agree with many of these selections, though there are simply too many awesomest, best-tasting beers from California, New York, Colorado, Oregon and yes, even Texas, to choose from. But I do have to give a big Brooklyn congratulatory shoutout to Sixpoint.
Very surprised that Tampa’s Cigar City didn’t get a nod for Florida. They’re pretty much all I hear when speaking of FlaBrews.
Kona gets all the love in Hawai’i, but when you’re there, don’t miss out on Hawai’i Nui Brewing, especially their Hapa Brown Ale.
Looks like Idaho’s going to need to start lobbying for their local breweries! I’ve never had Idahoan beer, but a quick search on the Google reveals Grand Teton Brewing Co. Their beers have some great names like Sweetgrass APA, Bitch Creek ESB and Moose Juice Stout. They’ve got my vote.
Fellow beer tourists, what do you think of these selections?