Most Popular Beer by State

Beer is enjoyed by many throughout the country; here are the favorites by state
Photo Modified: Flickr / Don LaVange / CC BY-SA 4.0

Photo Modified: Flickr / Don LaVange / CC BY-SA 4.0

Montana reveres Bud Light and its own Big Sky IPA as favorite brews.

Whether we indulge in brand-name suds — Miller Lite or Heineken,  — or craft selections like Dogfish Head’s Namaste or Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale, we

are a nation of red, white, and brews. In a land of beer-guzzlers and connoisseurs alike, it’s only natural for that each state would favor certain selections. And, it seems Bud Light is by far a national best seller as over half the country enjoys the name-brand brew. For states that didn’t prefer Bud Light as its main choice, top state sales indicated the favored selections which were typically craft brews (indicated by state, if applicable). If you're in Alabama, it’s a safe bet that Bud Light will be flowing on tap in any restaurant or bar you stumble into, as it is the beer most in demand statewide.

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In Indiana, citizens can’t seem to agree on just one favorite, as they go wild over Corona, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Heineken, and Coors Light. It’s no surprise that those in Washington State lean toward the Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable: Coffee and Cinnamon, as this is a local homebrew.  (After all, 69 percent of Washingtonians are more likely to visit an establishment that serves locally produced food items, and it certainly seems that this applies to beer-drinkers, as well.) We’ve consulted BeerAdvocate.com a widely regarded authority for beer commentary, the Washington, D.C. news outlet WTOP, and other sources for our list of the most popular beers in the country.

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