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What states have the worst availability of craft beer?

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Savvy1982
beers 1705 º places 70 º 12:55 Mon 8/6/2012

Originally posted by jake65
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.


Youíd know better than me, but Iíve had better than average luck with the Happy Harryís in Grand Forks. I stop there every year when Hopslam comes out to get my yearly flat of Slammer.

Also, I donít get out to Eastern MT very often (there is absolutely no reason to go to Eastern MT), but Western MT is one of the most underappreciated beer areas around. Great beer scene there, especially in Missoula.

 
billk
beers 353 º places 59 º 13:22 Mon 8/6/2012

Originally posted by jake65
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.

They prefer hairspray there.

 
Rciesla
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beers 5499 º places 3 º 15:13 Mon 8/6/2012

Originally posted by brewtopian
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.


Not really NJ has mostly lackluster breweries but great distribution

 
jtclockwork
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beers 11058 º places 281 º 15:31 Mon 8/6/2012

Originally posted by Rciesla
Originally posted by brewtopian
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.


Not really NJ has mostly lackluster breweries but great distribution
Very true, although we are getting better with Kane and Carton.

 
Sparky
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beers 2244 º places 26 º 16:14 Mon 8/6/2012

Originally posted by CanIHave4Beers
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.


Pulaski County, Kentucky. Dry county - had to buy beer in Lexington and cargo it down to Somerset when Iíd visit.