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The most popular beer in every US state

Can you guess the most popular beer in each state? There may be a few obvious contenders, but some results could surprise you…

United States map: The most popular beers in every US state

The pandemic has caused a spike in alcohol sales, according to the recently published TOP Data Beer Report. It found that sales have gone up by 8.9% since the pandemic reached the US in 2019.

One in four survey respondents across the country reported drinking 20 or more beers a month, while 22.1% drink between eight and 16 each month.

Beer is a beloved beverage across the US, but which brew outranks all the rest? It may surprise no one that American classic Budweiser was ranked the most popular beer in 23 US states, including California and New York.

While Heineken ranked in the top five for 35 different states, it only nabbed the top spot in Ohio, closely followed by Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Light and Stella.

Light beers also showed prevalence across the country, suggesting a movement towards lower alcohol offerings. Bud Light ranked first in Washington, Vermont, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Connecticut. Miller Light was the most popular beer in two states too: Indiana and New Jersey.

Overall, Budweiser has remained king of the US, ranking in the top five of all 48 mainland states surveyed. But some microbrews cropped up across the country; a hint of what might be to come in future years.

Spotted Cow ranked number one in Wisconsin, and the Texas top spot was given to Lone Star, where Budweiser came in fifth.

The complete list of the most popular beers by US state are:

Alabama – Budweiser

Arizona – Dos Equis

Arkansas – Budweiser

California – Budweiser

Colorado – Denver Beer Co

Connecticut – Bud Light

Delaware – Dogfish Head

Florida – Stella

Georgia – Terrapin

Idaho – Budweiser

Illinois – Goose Island

Indiana – Miller Light

Iowa – Budweiser

Kansas – Coors Light

Kentucky – Budweiser

Louisiana – Abita

Maine – Budweiser

Maryland – Budweiser

Massachusetts – Budweiser

Michigan – Budweiser

Minnesota – Budweiser

Mississippi – Lazy Magnolia

Missouri – Budweiser

Montana – Budweiser

Nebraska – Nebraska Black Betty

Nevada – Coors Light

New Hampshire – Budweiser

New Jersey – Miller Light

New Mexico – La Cumbre

New York – Budweiser

North Carolina – Bud Light

North Dakota – Fargo

Ohio – Heineken

Oklahoma – Budweiser

Oregon – Budweiser

Pennsylvania – Bud Light

Rhode Island – Narragansett

South Carolina – Budweiser

South Dakota – Budweiser

Tennessee – Budweiser

Texas – Lone Star

Utah – Budweiser

Vermont – Bud Light

Virginia – Budweiser

Washington – Bud Light

West Virginia – Budweiser

Wisconsin – Spotted Cow

Wyoming – Snake River

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