This is a US map created by VinePair (link with a lot more info and breakdown) featuring a ranking of the best (and worst) states for beer lovers. Each state was ranked according to the following criteria, and not just subjectively like I would have done:
-The number of craft breweries per 100,000 21+ adults in 2021
-The number of total breweries per 100,000 21+ adults in 2021
-The number of barrels of craft beer produced per 100,000 21+ adults in 2021
-The total number of barrels of craft beer produced in 2021
-The amount of state excise taxes levied upon beer in 2021
-The number of beers currently ranked in the top 100 on Beer Advocate
Do you agree? Do you disagree? Are you drunk right now? Let’s fight about it! Also, who’s to say these are the criteria that are important to a beer lover? Maybe a TRUE beer lover doesn’t need all that fancy craft beer, maybe they love beer so much they’re happy downing a 12-pack of Busch Light after work every day. Did you ever stop to think about that?! Am I projecting?