Another craft beer infographic, and I hope you're as excited as me! After looking over the graphic today, I couldn't help but notice a ton of familiar brews ranging from Arkansas to Alaska. Now I'll just have to enlighten you on my favorite beers per state:
For New York, I must agree with the masses – Brooklyn Lager is one of the most solid Amber's ever created. Perhaps I'm just a sucker for their marketing, but its firm, yet smooth taste put's my home state's Shiner Bock in its place. Now the brews from my birthplace, Louisiana, have always been spectacular. Abita brewery has dominated LA's market and even has had broad national distribution for some time. If I do have to pick, their malt brew Purple Haze takes the cake. A sweet, but not too sweet, blend paired with a not-too-filling effect is the perfect pool-side companion.
Last craft brew post, I told you guys about Real Ale Brewery. Again they show up with their Fireman's #4. A somewhat hoppy, malty taste with a rich golden color, Fireman's #4 is a very solid beer. Besides its popularity, Fireman's #4 isn't nearly the best brew from Real Ale, or from Texas. Devil's Backbone, a triple Belgian from Real Ale, takes the cake. An amazing sweetness battles the alcohol level of 8.1% incredibly well. As a Texan, it is hard to pick the very best beer we have, but I will say my favorite at the moment is Austin Beer Works' Heavy Machinery. An incredibly potent double IPA.
I can't get enough of craft beer, let me know your favorite in the comments so I can try it out! [Beerhunt]