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The US map of Alcohol and Beer

The other day, Web Watch shared with you the ultimate list of US brands, as mapped out across the country.

Isn’t it time to use that inspiration in more enjoyable ways?  After all, who wants to run out and buy an iconic product if you have no use for it?

The World Atlas of Beer: The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World
The World Atlas of Beer: The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World

Beer and other iconic alcohol?

Well, that’s a different story.  Everybody wants to know about the MOST ICONIC ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES as laid out on a map of the US, right?

Besides – it gives you a reason to visit Alaska and Hawaii to really know how to DRINK LIKE A NATIVE by knowing in advance what beverage you should order.

Let’s take a look at some of these 50 selections that each state is considered best known for:

  • California: Sierra Nevada (for whatever reason, Web Watch always associated Sierra Nevada with Oregon.  See, this map is teaching us something new already!)
  • Oregon: Widmer Brothers
  • Washington: Red Hook
  • Colorado: if it was any other product other than Coors, we’d be surprised.  But we do have a fondness for any number of Denver’s many microbreweries
  • Ditto for Missouri and Budweiser
  • Ditto for Wisconsin and Miller
  • Louisiana: Southern Comfort
  • Kentucky: Jim Beam
  • Georgia: Sweetwater
  • Florida: Cigar City
  • Pennsylvania: Yuengling

You get the idea.

So here’s your challenge:  how long can it take you to DRINK AROUND THE COUNTRY, imbibing one item from each of the fifty states?  It better take you longer than a week, if only to avoid any potential legal or sleep issues.

Bonus points if you attempt to do this journey in real-life, drinking each item in its associated state.  If you’re able to make this happen, drop us a note in the comments below.