New Jersey All sorts of silly laws, plus a statewide Red Bull-vodka addiction, stonewalled the development of Jersey breweries for years, but even though things have freed up a bit, they still don’t make Taylor Ham beer.If anyone answers that ridiculous plea, it’ll be gutsy up-and-comer Carton." data-reactid="59"42.New Hampshire Every person in New Hampshire is never more than two hours away from one of the top six beer states in the nation (gotta keep reading to figure out which!So while the lack of an established scene aside from venerable Smuttynose is surprising, we don’t feel that badly for those who must choose daily between living free and dying.Plus, ain’t nobody – not even Rayna Jaymes – ever wrote a classic country song while drinking a fancy porter." data-reactid="106"33.Although oddly, Kentucky Bourbon Ale (the state’s most high-profile barrel-aged beer) is just okay." data-reactid="107"32.
Actually some decent beers (Four Peaks, San Tan), but, hey, things are getting competitive.34.Kona and Maui and the like make some solid beer, but it gets a bit of a perception bump from the Hawaiian mystique.42.exactly the same, since he plowed over the bulk of said farm so he could have a catch with Ray Liotta.Toppling Goliath, which five years ago brewed a half-barrel at a time, and now has road-trippers from all over the Midwest stopping by their taproom to drink that much in a sitting." data-reactid="105"Credit: Jennifer Bui/Thrillist If Ray Kinsella had started a hop farm instead of a corn farm, brewing in Iowa would probably be…Of course, those bourbon barrels have gone a long way to helping breweries all over the country make your beer more delicious.