50 Must-Try Beers: One for Each State

August 27, 2020

2020 is seemingly becoming the year of road trips. Road trips are on the agenda for many travelers  wanting to getaway while safely socially distancing. But before you hit the road, here’s a checklist for one must-try beer from a must visit brewery for each and every state you may visit during your travels.

One Must-Try Beer in Every State

Alabama –  El Gordo (Stout – Russian Imperial)  by Good People Brewing Company

Alaska –  Amber (Alt Style Ale)  by Alaskan Brewing Co. 

Arizona –  Scottsdale Blonde (German Style Kölsch) byHuss Brewing Co. 

Arkansas – Ozark Lager (German Style Lager) Ozark Beer Co. 

California – Scorpion Bowl IPA (India Pale Ale) by Stone Brewing

Colorado – Maharaja IPA (Imperial IPA) by Avery Brewing Co. – As Seen in Our Monday Night Beer 7/21/20

Avery boulder colorado beer

Connecticut – Workers Comp (Farmer’s Ale)  by Two Roads Brewing

Delaware – Body & Soul (Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy) of Blue Earl Brewing

Florida – Resting Beach Face (IPA) of RipTide Brewing Company

Georgia – Raspberry Blonde (Blonde Ale) by Georgia Beer Co. 

Hawaii – Longboard Island Lager (Traditional Lager) Kona Brewing Co.

Idaho – Mustache Ride (Black Rye IPA) by Sawtooth Brewing

Illinois – Bourbon County Stout (Imperial Stout) by Goose Island Beer Company

Indiana – Here Comes the Reaper (India Pale Ale) by 18th Street Brewery

Iowa – Pseudo Sue (American Pale Ale) by Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

Pseudo Sue

Kansas – Chickadee (Berliner-style Weisse) by Sand Hills Brewing

Kentucky – Mammoth White Ale (Belgium Style Wheat)  by Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. 

Louisiana –  Swamp Thing (IPA)  by Bayou Teche Brewing

Maine –  Black Barn No. 14  (American Wheat)  by Maine Beer Company

Maryland – Red Tape (Red IPA)  by Forward Brewing

Massachusetts – Sorta Porta (Smoked Porter)  by BearMoose Brewing

Michigan – All Day IPA (Session India Pale Ale)  by Founder’s Brewing

Minnesota – Rocket Surgery by Surly Brewing Co.

Mississippi –  Pigheaded American Brown (Brown Ale)  by Contrary Brewing Co. 

Missouri – Zelda’s Vanilla Cream (Cream Ale) by Big Rip Brewing Company

Montana –  Powder Hound (Winter IPA)  by Big Sky Brewing

Nebraska – DAAANG IPA (Double IPA)  by Zipline Brewing Co. 

Nevada – Belgard (Coffee Stout) by Craft Haus Brewery

New Hampshire – Key Lime Pie (Sour) by Smuttynose Brewing Co. 

New Jersey – Pickle Gose (Sour) by  Double Nickel Brewing Co. 

New Mexico – Cerveza (Mexican Style Lager) by Marble Brewery

New York –  DayDreamin’ on 5 &20 (Cream India Pale Ale) by Other Half Brewing

North Carolina – Trail Candy (Tropical IPA) by Lazy Hiking Brewing

North Dakota –  Feast Like A Sultan (Indian Pale Ale)  by Laughing Sun Brewing Co.

Ohio – Buckeye Blonde (Belgian Wit Ale) by Ohio Brewing Company 

Oklahoma – Frickn’ Hazer Beams (Pale Ale) by Roughtail Brewing Company

Oregon – Dazzle Dance (Hazy Pale Ale) by Culmination Brewing

Pennsylvania – Merry Monks (Belgian Triple) by Weyerbacher Brewing

Rhode Island – The Grotto (India Pale Ale)  by Foolproof Brewing Company

South Carolina – Wash Out Wheat (Hefeweizen by Holy City Brewing

South Dakota – Beerthoven (Vienna Lager)  by Dakota Point Brewing

Tennessee – Eighty  (Scottish Ale)  by Yee-Haw Brewing Company 

Texas –  Dallas Blonde (Blonde Ale)  by Deep Ellum Brewing Co.

Utah – Cherny Bock Schwarzbier (German-style Schwarzbier)  by Bohemian Brewery

Vermont –  Zomerbier (Summer Saison)  by Alchemist Beer

Virginia – Hop Duster (Double IPA) by Blue Mountain Brewery

Washington – Amber’s Hot Friend (Amber Ale) – by Skookum Brewery

West Virginia – Sassy Mojo (Double IPA)  by Stumptown Ales ** When you visit – make sure you stop and get a burrito next door at Hellbender Burritos.

Wisconsin – Bonilla Money  (Double New England India Pale Ale)  by Vennture Brew Co. (When you visit Vennture Brew Co. you not only need to try their beer and take some to-go, but also get yourself a pound of their coffee – it is, in our opinion, the best coffee in Milwaukee.

Wyoming – Fair Weather Cowboy  (Lambic)  by Wind River Brewing Company

wind river brewing

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