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What states have the worst availability of craft beer?

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garmonbozia
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beers 429 º places 4 º 17:48 Thu 7/26/2012

Yeah the coast is seeing more that other parts of the state for sure. With more than half the state being dry, it may take a while before it all gets distributed

 
msante79
beers 2216 º places 342 º 18:15 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by jmagnus87


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.


Chicago? Really? When was the last time you have been up there. Binnyís Lincoln Park probably has one of the top ten selections in the country and I travel for a living. LA is horrible though.

 
Brigadier
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beers 3260 º places 291 º 18:25 Thu 7/26/2012

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


Even before they relaxed their laws you could still find Abita and Lazy Magnolia.

 
garmonbozia
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beers 429 º places 4 º 18:38 Thu 7/26/2012

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


Even before they relaxed their laws you could still find Abita and Lazy Magnolia.


Yes this is true, Leslie at LM has always been very cool to talk to and they have always been supportive of the craft beer scene in south MS.

But even with LM and Abita available in the state, there are many areas that do not even sell either of them just for the simple fact they never heard of them, or the price is at more of a premium than BMC and it would not sell to the general population

 
reggiedunlop
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beers 3469 º places 178 º 18:41 Thu 7/26/2012

Well in PA, you have to go to very specific stores for beer...different stores depending upon quantity that you want to purchase. But there are plenty of these stores and our selection is fantastic.

 
BBB63
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beers 6474 º places 145 º 18:50 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by msante79
Originally posted by jmagnus87


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.


Chicago? Really? When was the last time you have been up there. Binnyís Lincoln Park probably has one of the top ten selections in the country and I travel for a living. LA is horrible though.


plus Chicago may be leading the world in new breweries opened or under construction.

 
Macegan75
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beers 752 º places 28 º 18:58 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by watson1977
Well in PA, you have to go to very specific stores for beer...different stores depending upon quantity that you want to purchase. But there are plenty of these stores and our selection is fantastic.


Jean Van Roy from Cantillion says we have the best selection in the world. I have been to one or two other beer cities that were maybe as good as Philly. But Definately none better.

 
beerindex
19:17 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by msante79
Originally posted by jmagnus87


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.


Chicago? Really? When was the last time you have been up there. Binnyís Lincoln Park probably has one of the top ten selections in the country and I travel for a living. LA is horrible though.


It is pretty clear that heís being sarcastic, as all three cities are among the best in the country for beer.

 
egajdzis
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beers 5622 º places 48 º 19:25 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by watson1977
Well in PA, you have to go to very specific stores for beer...different stores depending upon quantity that you want to purchase. But there are plenty of these stores and our selection is fantastic.


Yeah, selection is fantastic... No way PA should even be mentioned in this thread.

 
bitbucket
beers 2160 º places 63 º 15:31 Sun 8/5/2012

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?

I was never successful in getting the other kids to do my homework for me. How about you?