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Do you love craft beer? Then odds are that, somewhere or other, you have a favorite brewery.
Maybe it’s close by and you’re a regular; maybe it’s hundreds of miles away and you can’t go often, but you still make the trek as often as you can.
Everyone who has one thinks that their favorite brewery is more than just their favorite. It’s the best. But how can you be sure?
We compiled a list of the best breweries in each state, based on rating from Beer Advocate. Below, we’ll give you a complete list, but first here’s a quick Top 5:
Looking on the website Beer Advocate, we pulled up listings of all the breweries in each individual state. We sorted them by their rating, from highest-rated to lowest. Then we filtered out all the breweries that had less than 10 reviews posted for them, and chose the top one from this list.
That got us the initial list. Then, because we were curious, we looked at the breweries themselves and tried to find the top-rated beer for each one. We used roughly the same process, sorting the beers by their rating, and filtering out any that had less than 5 posted reviews.
Evidently, Alaska has a lot more to offer the beer world than I would have guessed.
Here are the top breweries in America (Ties shown with the same rank):
|1||Alaska||Anchorage Brewing Company||4.87|
|2||Florida||Copp Winery & Brewery||4.85|
|5||Montana||Lewis & Clark Brewing Company||4.75|
|6||Arkansas||Ozark Beer Co.||4.74|
|7||New Hampshire||Candia Road Brewing Company||4.67|
|8||South Carolina||Edmund’s Oast||4.62|
|9||Colorado||Casey Brewing & Blending||4.61|
|9||Texas||Jester King Brewery||4.61|
|9||Vermont||Hill Farmstead Brewery||4.61|
|12||Connecticut||OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)||4.6|
|13||Massachusetts||Trillium Brewing Company||4.59|
|14||Maine||Barreled Souls Brewing Company||4.56|
|15||New York||Rushing Duck Brewing Company||4.55|
|16||Mississippi||Mississippi Brewing Company||4.54|
|16||New Jersey||Conclave Brewing||4.54|
|16||Virginia||The Answer Brewpub||4.54|
|19||Ohio||Fat Head’s Brewery||4.53|
|20||Louisiana||The Courtyard Brewery||4.52|
|20||North Carolina||Wicked Weed Brewing||4.52|
|22||Michigan||Short’s Brewing Company||4.51|
|22||Missouri||2nd Shift Brewing||4.51|
|24||Minnesota||Bemidji Brewing Company, LLC||4.5|
|24||Pennsylvania||Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company||4.5|
|26||Delaware||Dogfish Head Craft Brewery||4.48|
|27||Indiana||The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co.||4.47|
|28||Oregon||Great Notion Brewing||4.44|
|29||Iowa||Madhouse Brewing Company||4.42|
|30||Georgia||The Wrecking Bar Brewpub||4.41|
|30||Kentucky||Dry Ground Brewing Co.||4.41|
|30||New Mexico||La Cumbre Brewing Co.||4.41|
|33||Arizona||Dragoon Brewing Company||4.39|
|35||Illinois||Scorched Earth Brewing Company||4.37|
|35||Maryland||Burley Oak Brewery||4.37|
|37||Nebraska||Infusion Brewing Co.||4.32|
|37||South Dakota||Monks House of Ale Repute / Gandy Dancer Brew Works||4.32|
|37||Washington||Bale Breaker Brewing Company||4.32|
|40||Rhode Island||Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island||4.3|
|41||Kansas||Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.||4.26|
|43||Idaho||Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company||4.2|
|45||Hawaii||Maui Brewing Co.||4.17|
|46||North Dakota||Fargo Brewing Company||4.08|
|47||Wyoming||Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up||4.05|
|48||Utah||Uinta Brewing Company||4.04|
|49||Oklahoma||Prairie Artisan Ales||3.96|
|50||West Virginia||Mountain State Brewing Co.||3.95|
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