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There has never been a better time to be a beer drinker in this country. With more than 5,000 breweries across the 50 states and more opening every week, beer lovers are spoiled with great options. All this variety can get a little overwhelming. And since I’m always looking for creative ways to get into arguments with strangers online, I’ve decided to pick each state’s best brewery, plus a beer or two to try, to help you narrow down your options.
Good People Brewing
While some young upstarts are threatening their crown, Birmingham’s Good People Brewing is still the best and most recognizable brewery in the state. Try their Snake Handler IPA, or (if you dare) their 13.9% ABV El Gordo Russian Imperial Stout.