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'Red, White and Booze': Mapping the tipsy 50

  • Map calls out each state's best-known beer or booze company
  • Missouri is an easy call, but plenty of debate in the other states
'Red, White and Booze': Mapping the tipsy 50

Just in time for America's birthday, a map showing off one of our great nation's proudest traditions and most distinctive features: The impassioned revolutionary spirit which we possess to not only consume, but also produce, alcohol.

This map from Thrillist (click for larger version) highlighting each state's "biggest/most high-profile liquor or beer" company will also serve double patriotic duty by igniting that other great American passion: debating stuff.

Budweiser in Missouri is a given. As is Sam Adams for Massachusetts. But are you taking Pabst Blue Ribbon or Sierra Nevada in California? What about Brooklyn Brewery vs. Saranac in New York?

Still, the map is much less contentious than the Corporate States of America map on which this booze chart was based. (Lexmark over KFC in Kentucky??) Unless of course, you live in the craft brew battleground of Oregon. The pick there was the estimable Widmer Brothers, but just the mere act of choosing any one of that state's roughly three gajillion breweries is probably enough to start a civil war there. And as in the original, combatants would be well-bearded in this one, too.

So what are your thoughts on the map? Share your praise or suggestions in the comments.

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