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View Poll Results: What is the best all around region for Craft beer in The United States?
Greak Lakes:IL, IN, MI, OH, WI 62 22.55%
Mid-AtlanticE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, D.C. 26 9.45%
Midwest: IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD 16 5.82%
Mountain: CO, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY 29 10.55%
New England: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT 14 5.09%
Northwest: AK, OR, WA 65 23.64%
Pacific: CA, HI 27 9.82%
South: AL, AR, KY, LA, MS, TN 5 1.82%
South-Atlantic: FL, GA, NC, SC, VA, WV 19 6.91%
Southwest: AZ, NM, OK, TX 12 4.36%
Voters: 275. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-13-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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So what region has the best craft beer in your opinion. Name your second best region and favorite brewery if you want.

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Old 05-13-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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Pretty sure that Metro Denver is either the largest or 2nd largest in the US. Denver or Portland Metros are probably 1 and 2 in the US. Not sure which is 1 and which is 2 though!!!!!!
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:33 PM
 
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^ Yeah I voted mountain because I'm a big fan of Big Sky Brewery. Northwest would have been my (very close) #2.
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:53 PM
 
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Northwest, easy. Portland and Seattle are two of the best brewing cities/metro areas in the country.

My favorite brewery is Elysian Brewery based in Seattle.
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:00 PM
 
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Tough one. I voted Great Lakes, but easily could have picked New England. Pacific Northwest would be the third choice. I've never been impressed with Oregon or Northern Cal beers, there are some good Washington ones.

Favorite brewery is New Glarus (WI).

Other ones I like: Berkshire Brewing Company (MA), Three Floyds (Indiana)

I'm not factoring in brew pubs.

The downfall of so much of the microbrew scenes is their addiction to hops. A good IPA is nice one in awhile, but our craft brew scene is being destroyed by people trying to outhop everyone else. It's a bad crutch and one that is the destruction of many microbreweries.
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:00 PM
 
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Northwest, easy. Portland and Seattle are two of the best brewing cities/metro areas in the country.

My favorite brewery is Elysian Brewery based in Seattle.
Mac n Jack, redhook for the win , PNW for sure
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Why isn't Minnesota included with the Great Lakes states?
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:23 PM
 
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Pacific Northwest, especially if you like hops!
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Whatever region produces the most wheat beers, Widmer Hef is one of my favorites so maybe the Northwest. SD has a great craft brew scene too but it seems like A LOT of IPA's which I can't stand. Hate Stone Brewery beers.
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:29 PM
 
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Arizona and New Mexico are more connected to the Pacific and Mountain states respectively. They are not connected with Texas and Oklahoma. AZ-NM-TX-OK is not one cohesive "Southwest" region. I know in AZ it would be far more common to come across craft brews from even the PNW than it would to come across anything from Texas. Conversely I doubt any AZ microbrews make their way into Texas or Oklahoma. Different regions altogether.
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