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BERLIN, GERMANY – JANUARY 17: German beers in bottles on a shelf on the stand of the German Getraenkewirtschaft on Gruene Woche fair on January 17, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
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Thinking of a road trip, new party idea or just reminiscing about all the states you’ve lived? Check out this list of 50 states 50 beers and drink your way across America.

Thinking of the United States, each state has its own storied history, unique culture and favorite foods. Whether you enjoy Chicago Dog or Texas Chili, some of these favorite foods are enjoyed with an ice cold beer. Why not drink your way across America with a 50 states 50 beers list.

Beer has a long storied history. Considered one of the oldest beverages made by man, beer can be traced back to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Beer is considered the most widely consumed alcoholic drink. Behind water and tea, beer is often the third most commonly consumed beverage.

Beer is defined as “an alcoholic drink made from yeast-fermented malt flavored with hops” according to Oxford dictionary. This broad definition is a simple way of discussing beer. In today’s bustling beer industry, the shelves are lined with numerous types of beers. From hoppy IPAs to hearty stouts and from light lagers to tart sours, the beer market has a flavor for almost any palate. But what about a beer for every state?

50 states, 50 beers may seem like a difficult list to tackle. With nano-breweries, micro-breweries and large scale distributors, each state has a myriad of beer purveyors. This list seeks to discover, or re-discover, some diverse beers in each of the 50 states.

Some of the beers on this list might be popular ones found at any tavern across the nation. Other beers may be highly rated, yet available only locally. Other beers might be on the brink of super-fandom. Hopefully, the list will tempt you to drink a new beer. Maybe it might convince you to take a road trip.

Agree with your state’s beer or disagree vehemently? Let us know your opinion. Taste is subjective.

Pull up a barstool, sip on a cold beer and start drinking your way across America with this list of 50 states, 50 states.

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