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Steve Lovelace, you have inspired us, sir. To drink!

LAST MONTH, the Dallas-based writer, photographer, and artist put together the wildly buzzy Corporate States of America map, with the logo of each of state’s most notable company shoehorned in between its boundaries. We noticed that only two were alcohol outfits, which drove us to create another map plotting the biggest/most high-profile liquor or beer companies from each of the 50. We know there are at least infinity amazing craft breweries in each of these states, but this map’s about the big boys, at least when there are big boys to be noted.

Don’t agree with any of the calls? Please, let us know. And yes, turns out it’s pretty hard to visually represent Jägerbombs for New Jersey when confined by small, oddly shaped spaces.

This post was written by Ben Robinson and originally appeared under the title Red, White, and Booze: Mapping all 50 states’ most iconic beer/hooch at Thrillist, a Matador syndication partner.



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  • Mark

    The Upstream Brewing Company in Nebraska is way bigger in pretty much every aspect — sales volume, reputation, longevity, etc. I guess the author just googled beer/Nebraska and got the aptly named Nebraska Brewing Company in the results and just threw it in there. I’m sure Lucky Bucket and Empyrean are equally more deserving than Neb. Brewing.

  • esbynum

    Don’t know about all the States but would have to agree with where I have lived – TX and TN. Although I wish Lone Star was a better beer since it fits the state perfectly. However, Shiner is liquid gold.

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