What states have the worst availability of craft beer?

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vollont
09:43 Thu 7/26/2012

like where most bars and gas stations dont even have one craft beer available like a sam adams and only stock BMCs Heineken, Corona or Four Loco. Which states have the least number of beers available and rank them? Whats it like?

 
tennisjoel
beers 1361 º places 32 º 09:51 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by vollont
like where most bars and gas stations dont even have one craft beer available like a sam adams and only stock BMCs Heineken, Corona or Four Loco. Which states have the least number of beers available and rank them? Whats it like?


North Dakota is pretty much a beer wasteland.

 
CanIHave4Beers
beers 3999 º places 74 º 09:57 Thu 7/26/2012

From what Iíve seen itís less about states and more about particular areas of states. It can get pretty bad if you go 50 miles in the wrong direction of where I am.

 
brewtopian
beers 2 º 15:44 Thu 7/26/2012

A good measure is to look at the number of breweries in a given state. If they donít have many breweries chances are they donít have a good selection of beer available.

 
jake65
beers 3445 º places 132 º 16:24 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by tennisjoel
North Dakota is pretty much a beer wasteland.


Beat me to it. Eastern MT and western ND are the worst. By far.

 
Glouglouburp
beers 6103 º places 423 º 16:34 Thu 7/26/2012

Is Canada a state?

 
Macegan75
beers 816 º places 29 º 16:38 Thu 7/26/2012

Mississippi has to be up there!?!

 
jmagnus87
beers 2912 º places 92 º 16:46 Thu 7/26/2012



Agreed, itís definitely about the area. I know Chicago (Illinois), L.A. (California), and St. Louis (Missouri) are all cities with horrible availability. Add that to your market research report.

 
CheesedMan
beers 555 º places 12 º 16:51 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by Phillies2008Champs
Mississippi has to be up there!?!


Not any longer, they recently changed their ABV law. While not a utopia, it has improved exponentially as of late.

 
garmonbozia
beers 429 º places 4 º 17:21 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by Phillies2008Champs
Mississippi has to be up there!?!



Yes we are in the top 3 for sure. However, the state just passed the 8% abv in May. We are starting to see different beers trickle in, but nothing overwhelming yet. It has been frustrating to say the least. Maybe we will come into the 21 centery in the next 50 years.

 
CheesedMan
beers 555 º places 12 º 17:25 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by garmonbozia
Originally posted by Phillies2008Champs
Mississippi has to be up there!?!



Yes we are in the top 3 for sure. However, the state just passed the 8% abv in May. We are starting to see different beers trickle in, but nothing overwhelming yet. It has been frustrating to say the least. Maybe we will come into the 21 centery in the next 50 years.


Has it not gotten better on the coast? Seems as if some of the central and northern cities are seeing many more options since the law went into effect.