A State-by-State Analysis of Beer Advocate Rankings: Setting the Stage

What do you think of this data?

This Is Why I'm Drunk

beeradvocate-rank-logo-jpgAmong the more interesting parts of today’s beer industry is not just the increasing regionalism of the product, but the intrastate personalities that create each local culture.

From the Pacific Northwest and it’s conglomeration of hop-infused residents to Michigan and its blankets of high-alcohol brews perfect for cold winter nights, there are aspects of life just as much as there can be hops and barley. Ultimately, as we all happily look inward with our eat/drink local movements, the assumption should be that our home towns and states act as a means to offer a glimpse into the soul of our pint.

In a roundabout way, that’s what I hope to achieve over a series of posts this week.

I recently collected data from Beer Advocate’s “top beers” rankings of each of the 50 states in the U.S. as well as the District of Columbia. What does it all mean?…

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