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
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.
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