Where can you find the best beer in each state? What about the best brewery (they aren't always the makers of the best beer, by the way)?
To come up with that answer, Zymurgy, a magazine published by the American Homebrewers Association, asked its readers to nominate their 20 favorite beers available in the U.S. The following is a look at what was then determined to be the top beers and breweries in each state.
*Results not available for North Dakota and West Virginia.
Brewery: Yellowhammer Brewery
Beer: Rebellion (Yellowhammer Brewery), Shadwocaster Porter (Folklore Brewing & Meadery, LLC)*
*Signifies a tie
A post shared by Yellowhammer Brewing (@yellowhammer_brewing) on Jul 4, 2017 at 3:34pm PDT
Brewery: Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer: A Deal with the Devil (Anchorage Brewing Co.), Alaskan Smoked Porter & Alaskan Amber (Alaskan Brewing Co.)*
Crisp, cold and refreshing like the icy waters you love to fish on. Nothing beats the smooth and richly malted flavor of the original Alaskan Amber. Where do you enjoy yours? #alaskanamber #alaskanbeer #livelifealaskan
A post shared by Alaskan Brewing (@alaskanbrewing) on Jul 18, 2017 at 2:55pm PDT
Brewery: Prescott Brewing Co.
Beer: Achocolypse (Prescott Brewing Co.), Tower Station (Mother Road Brewing Co.)*
Cans ready to be filled and shipped for your enjoyment #phoenix #prescott #sedona #flagstaff #artisan #craftbeverage #beer #brewer #brewing #brewery #craftbeerporn #beerporn #friday #porter #hops #grain #malt #water #yeast #chocolate #refreshing
A post shared by Prescott Brewing Company (@prescottbrewingco) on May 26, 2017 at 1:37pm PDT
Brewery: Diamond Bear Brewing Co. & Ozark Beer Co.*
Beer: Cream Stout (Ozark Beer Co.)
Winter is coming, but look on the bright side -- at least you know your beers will stay cold longer. . . . . #GOT #winteriscoming #gameofthrones #GOTS7 #icecoldbeer #drinklocal #craftbeer #beerinitsnaturalstate
A post shared by Diamond Bear Brewing Company (@diamondbearbrewingco) on Jul 15, 2017 at 11:02am PDT
Brewery: Russian River Brewing Co.
Beer: Pliny the Elder (Russian River Brewing Co.)
Congratulations to our friends @bellsbrewery for your best beer accolades in the annual Zymurgy readers poll! #twoheartedale finally knocked #plinytheelder off his throne after reigning for seven straight years! Please enjoy this "second place" beer to help with the celebration. Twelve bottles of Two Hearted might fit perfectly in that box if you are so inclined! Cheers! #rrbc #rrbccrew #craftbeer
A post shared by Russianriverbrewingofficial (@russianriverbrewingofficial) on Jun 28, 2017 at 12:12pm PDT
Brewery: Odell Brewing Co.
Beer: Milk Stout Nitro (Left Hand Brewing)
A post shared by Odell Brewing (@odellbrewing) on Jul 14, 2017 at 3:04pm PDT
Brewery: New England Brewing Co.
Beer: Imperial Stout Trooper (New England Brewing Co.)
We are so excited to announce #bottleservice at the taproom! #TheOcho is fresh today too! Check the website for today’s offerings. #drinklocal #drinkcraftbeer #drinkcraft #nebco #newenglandbrewing #beer #ctbeer
A post shared by New England Brewing Tap Room (@taproom_at_newenglandbrewing) on Jul 26, 2017 at 9:11am PDT
Brewery: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer: 90 Minute IPA (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)
A post shared by dogfishhead (@dogfishhead) on Jul 27, 2017 at 12:48pm PDT
District of Columbia DC
Brewery: Brau Brewing Co.
Beer: On the Wings of Armageddon (DC Brau Brewing Co.), NSFW (Atlas Brew Works)*
A post shared by DC Brau Brewing Company (@dcbrau) on Jul 22, 2017 at 10:46am PDT
Brewery: Cigar City Brewing Co.
Beer: Jai Alai IPA (Cigar City Brewing Co.)
A post shared by Cigar City Brewing (@cigarcitybrewing) on Jun 6, 2017 at 8:19am PDT
Brewery: Terrapin Beer Co. & Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
Beer: Tropiclia (Creature Comforts Brewing Co.)
A post shared by Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (@creaturecomfortsbeer) on Jul 15, 2017 at 10:28am PDT
Brewery: Kona Brewing Co.
Beer: Coconut Porter (Maui Brewing Co.), Pipeline Porter & Koko Brown (Kona Brewing Co.)*
A post shared by Kona Brewing Co (@konabrewingco) on Jul 13, 2017 at 4:51pm PDT
Brewery: Barbarian Brewing, Grand Teton Brewing Co. & RAM Restaurant & Brewery
Beer: Rabbit Punch (RAM Restaurant & Brewery), Sour Porter (Barbarian Brewing)*
Sif's Passion is on tap! Sif is Thor's wife and the goddess of passion and wheat. She inspired us to make this hibiscus, pink guava and passion fruit gose. It's tart and bursting with tropical fruit. #unleashyourbarbarian #craftnotcrap #sif #sourbeer #idahobeer #gcoriginal #odinsday
A post shared by BarbarianBrewing (@barbarianbrewingidaho) on Apr 12, 2017 at 2:46pm PDT
Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer: Bourbon County Brand Stout (Goose Island Beer Co.)
UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT... AGAIN. 🙂 Remember that one time we posted about an event at @bangbangpie and it sold out immediately? Yeah, that was a bummer. GOOD NEWS THOUGH, we're doing another one! Link in profile, yo. 🍰🍺🍰🍺🍰🍺🍰🍺🍰🍺🍰🍺🍰🍺🍰🍺🍰🍺 About the event: Celebrate Lincoln Square #MigrationWeek at a local favorite: Bang Bang Pie Shop. Treat yourself to sweet and savory pies, mac and cheese and biscuits inspired by and infused with a variety of Goose Island beers. Beer Menu: 2014 BCS Prop Cooper Series #1 Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Old Man Grumpy Sofie
A post shared by Goose Island Beer Co. (@gooseisland) on May 31, 2017 at 11:52am PDT
Brewery: Three Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer: Zombie Dust (Three Floyds Brewing Co.)
A post shared by 3 Floyds (@3floydsbrewing) on Apr 7, 2017 at 2:09pm PDT
Brewery: Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
Beer: pseudoSue (Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.)
Friday is finally here! Enjoy the what will you be cracking open to celebrate the end of a long work week? #Repost @officialpjallen (@get_repost) ・・・ @tgbrews in the house! 🍺 #beer #craftbeer #beerlover #instabeer #ipa #instabrew #brew #craftbrew #craft #brewery #lovebeer #love #freedom #photodaily #photography #lifestyle #picoftheday #wisconsin #happiness #livinglife #follow #instagram #instalike #capture #photooftheday #instadaily #photogram #igdaily #social
A post shared by Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. (@tgbrews) on Jul 21, 2017 at 6:10am PDT
Brewery: Tallgrass Brewing Co.
Beer: Buffalo Sweat (Tallgrass Brewing Co.)
A post shared by Tallgrass Brewing Company (@tallgrassbeer) on Jun 16, 2017 at 4:22pm PDT
Brewery: West Sixth Brewing
Beer: West Sixth IPA (West Sixth Brewing)
A post shared by West Sixth Brewing (@westsixth) on Jul 3, 2017 at 5:43pm PDT
Brewery: Bayou Teche Brewing
Beer: Miel Sauvage (Bayou Teche Brewing)
A post shared by The Brass Monkey Slidell (@thebrassmonkeyslidell) on May 6, 2017 at 5:24pm PDT
Brewery: Maine Beer Co.
Beer: Dinner (Main Beer Co.)
A post shared by Maine Beer Company (@mainebeerco) on Jun 27, 2017 at 8:18am PDT
Brewery: Flying Dog Brewery
Beer: Raging Bitch Belgian IPA (Flying Dog Brewery)
A post shared by Flying Dog (@flyingdogbrewery) on Jul 21, 2017 at 1:09pm PDT
Brewery: Tree House Brewing Co.
Beer: Julius (Tree House Brewing Co.)
A very long time coming and thousands of dedicated man hours in the making... Dr. J in his proper home! A very proud day here. Thank you! - @nathanlanier @treehousedean @laurenelanier @bprind01 @mzwebster #treehousecrew
A post shared by Tree House Brewing Company (@treehousebrewco) on Jul 9, 2015 at 9:02am PDT
Brewery: Bell’s Brewery
Beer: Two Hearted Ale (Bell’s Brewery)
Thank you to the #homebrew community, our fans, partners and our employees for making this possible. We are truly honored and raise a pint to all of you! #1 Beer in America: Two Hearted #5 Beer in America: Hopslam #1 Brewery in America: Bell's Brewery #2 Portfolio in America: Bell's Brewery Full lists are available in the link in our description.
A post shared by Bell's Brewery (@bellsbrewery) on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:34pm PDT
Brewery: Surly Brewing Co.
Beer: Abrasive Ale & Todd the Axe Man (Surly Brewing Co.)*
A post shared by Surly Brewing (@surlybrewing) on Jun 23, 2017 at 12:37pm PDT
Brewery: Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co.
Beer: Southern Pecan (Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co.)
A post shared by Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company (@lazymagnoliabrewery) on Jul 27, 2017 at 12:40pm PDT
Brewery: Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (Boulevard Brewing Co.)
Have Tank, will travel. Last week's Tank 7 Thursday winner @taylorbern repped Tank 7 at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany and earned himself a prize pack. Want to win one this week? Post your best Tank 7 photo today, tag us and #T7T, and you're entered!
A post shared by Boulevard Brewing Company (@boulevard_beer) on Jul 13, 2017 at 8:09am PDT
Brewery: Big Sky Brewing
Beer: Single Hop Ale (Bitter Root Brewing Co.)
A post shared by Big Sky Brewing Company (@bigskybrewing) on Jul 16, 2017 at 8:30pm PDT
Brewery: Nebraska Brewing Co.
Beer: Hop God (Nebraska Brewing Co.)
A post shared by Nebraska Brewing Company (@nebraskabrewing) on Jul 7, 2017 at 2:35pm PDT
Brewery: The Brewer’s Cabinet
Beer: Dirty Wookie (The Brewer’s Cabinet)
A post shared by The Brewer's Cabinet (@brewers_cabinet) on Mar 17, 2017 at 10:34am PDT
Brewery: Moonlight Meadery
Beer: Utopian (Moonlight Meadery)
A post shared by Moonlight Meadery (@moonlightmeadery) on Jul 17, 2017 at 2:47pm PDT
Brewery: Carton Brewing Co.
Beer: Head High (Kane Brewing)
A post shared by Carton Brewing (@cartonbrewing) on May 18, 2017 at 2:25pm PDT
Brewery: La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer: Elevated IPA (La Cumbre Brewing Co.)
Here's a really nice photo of a really nice beer on top of a really nice mountain. 🏔🏔🏔 Thanks @sdizzzle for elevating Elevated IPA to the top of Santa Fe Baldy. Use #lacumbretravels to get your photo featured. #craftbeer #abqbeer #nmbeer #packitinpackitout
A post shared by La Cumbre Brewing Co. (@lacumbrebrewing) on Jul 17, 2017 at 10:05am PDT
Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Beer: Choklat Oranj (Southern Tier Brewing Co.)
A post shared by Southern Tier Brewing Company (@stbcbeer) on Jul 7, 2017 at 9:09am PDT
Brewery: Wicked Weed Brewing Co.
Beer: Pernicious IPA (Wicked Weed Brewing Co.)
A post shared by Wicked Weed Brewing (@wickedweedbrewing) on Jul 21, 2017 at 3:22pm PDT
Brewery: Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer: Hop JuJu Imperial IPA (Fat Heads Brewery)
A post shared by Great Lakes Brewing Company (@glbc_cleveland) on Jul 16, 2017 at 11:55am PDT
Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer: Bomb! (Prairie Artisan Ales)
A post shared by Prairie Artisan Ales (@prairieales) on Jul 25, 2017 at 4:53pm PDT
Brewery: Deschutes Brewery
Beer: Fresh Squeezed IPA (Deschutes Brewery)
Hoppy Fresh Squeezed Friday everyone! What are your big plans for the weekend?? We hope it includes some adventuring & tasty hand-crafted beer! #freshsqueezedfriday #TGIF #worthsharing #IPA #craftbeer #tatoo #hops #tshirt #tee
A post shared by Deschutes Brewery (@deschutesbeer) on Jul 21, 2017 at 2:12pm PDT
Brewery: Victory Brewing Co.
Beer: Nugget Nectar (Troegs Brewing Co.)
A post shared by Victory Brewing Company (@victorybeer) on Jul 22, 2017 at 9:38am PDT
Brewery: Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Beer: Captains Daughter (Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island)
A post shared by Grey Sail Brewing of RI (@greysail) on Jun 22, 2017 at 12:10pm PDT
Brewery: Palmetto Brewing Co.
Beer: Huger Street IPA (Palmetto Brewing Co.)
A post shared by Palmetto Brewing Co. (@palmettobrewing) on Jul 26, 2017 at 4:23pm PDT
Brewery: Firehouse Brewing Co. & Miner Brewing Co.
Beer: Blue Eyed Girl (Firehouse Brewing), Chokecherry Brown Ale (Miner Brewing Co.)*
While in Downtown Rapid City be sure to try our newest release: Rough Cut Rye - crafted with help from tonight's @rcsummernights performers @ryanchrys #craftbeer #hifromsd #blackhills #southdakota #drinklocal #firehousebrewing #rapidcity
A post shared by Firehouse Brewing Company (@firehousebrewing) on Jul 27, 2017 at 11:07am PDT
Brewery: Yazoo Brewing Co.
Beer: Hefeweizen (Yazoo Brewing Co.)
A post shared by Yazoo Brew (@yazoobrew) on Jul 9, 2017 at 10:03am PDT
Brewery: Peticolas Brewing Co.
Beer: Atrial Rubicite (Jester King Craft Brewery)
A post shared by Index Fest (@indexfest) on Jun 29, 2015 at 2:33pm PDT
Brewery: EPIC Brewing Co.
Beer: Big Bad Baptist (EPIC Brewing Co.)
A post shared by Epic Brewing (@epicbrewing) on Jun 1, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT
Brewery: The Alchemist
Beer: Heady Topper (The Alchemist)
A post shared by Alchemist Beer (@alch3mistb33r) on May 12, 2017 at 8:08am PDT
Brewery: Port City Brewing Co.
Beer: Christmas Morning (Hardywood Park Craft Brewery)
We're open for business! 🍻 Join us today for the release party of Derecho Common, come enjoy the gorgeous weather, beers, and food trucks! 😎 . . . . . #craftbeer #dcbeer #eatlocal #dcbrews #vacraftbeer #drinklocal #vacraftbrews #vabeer #craftbrewers #craftbrews #californiacommon
A post shared by Port City Brewing Company (@portcitybrew) on Jun 2, 2017 at 11:37am PDT
Brewery: Fremont Brewing
Beer: Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star (Fremont Brewing)
A post shared by fremontbrewing (@fremontbrewing) on Jul 16, 2017 at 7:28pm PDT
Brewery: New Glarus Brewing Co.
Beer: Wisconsin Belgian Red (New Glarus Brewing Co.)
A post shared by New Glarus Brewing Company (@newglarusbrewing) on Jun 17, 2017 at 10:05am PDT
Brewery: Melvin Brewing
Beer: 2×4 DIPA (Melvin Brewing)
A post shared by #Melvinbrewing #2x4 (@melvinbrewing) on Jun 8, 2017 at 11:33am PDT