If you love craft beer, there’s never been a better time to be alive! With more breweries popping up regularly, offering everything from stouts and porters to hazy IPAs and sours, you’re sure to find some suds to suit you anywhere you travel nationwide.
At Shane Co., beer is our favorite combination of art and science. We’re fascinated by the seemingly infinite flavor profiles and beer styles that make up the craft beer landscape and the fact that they all come from the same four basic ingredients: grain, hops, yeast, and water.
With so many craft brews out there, we wanted to know: what are the most popular craft beer brands in each U.S. state? From Maine to Hawaii, we’ve rounded up the most searched craft beer brand in every state. So crack open a cold one and read on to see if your favorite brew made the cut!
The Top Searched Craft Beer Brands in the West
Hold on to your hop juice, and let’s head West! In the Western states, some of the most searched craft beer brands include Stone Brewing in California, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery, Bosque Brewing in New Mexico, and Maui Brewing Co. way out in the 50th state.
The Top Searched Craft Beer Brands in the Midwest
One thing is certain from the Great Lakes all the way to Wyoming. The Midwest loves a well-crafted brewski! Some notable mentions include Surly Brewing Co. in Minnesota, Michigan’s Founders Brewing, Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West in Kansas, and Goose Island Beer Co. in Illinois.
The Top Searched Craft Beer Brands in the South
Southern hospitality may be famous for sweet tea and fried chicken, but when it comes to craft beer, the South holds its own! From North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing to Lost Forty Brewing in Arkansas, TailGate Brewery in Tennessee, and Florida’s Cigar City Brewing, you won’t find yourself lacking if you’re looking for craft beer in the Southern states.
The Top Searched Craft Beer Brands in the Northeast
Let’s raise a glass to the Northeast, where the winters are long and the craft beer scene is strong! Some of the most searched craft beer brands in this region include Maine’s Allagash Brewing Co., Trillium Brewing Company in Massachusetts, Delaware’s Dogfish Head, and New York’s Southern Tier Brewing Company.
No matter which state you call home, there’s a craft beer out there for you. So whether your favorite made the list or not, you can be sure that no matter where in the U.S. your travels take you, there’s a frothy craft beer out there that will make your taste buds sing.
When it comes to craft beer, the possibilities are endless. So don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone (and your state) and explore the unique flavor profiles every state in the union has to offer, and don’t forget to enjoy responsibly!
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To find out which craft beer brand was the most searched in each U.S. state, we put together a list of local craft breweries by looking at the brewers of the 100 top-rated beers in every state according to Beer Advocate data. Next, we used Google Trends data from January 2018 to 2023 to look at anywhere from two to 32 craft brewery keywords for each state and compared the search interest within each state accordingly.