Mark Manuel

Mark Manuel

Mark Manuel can be heard in the Quad Cities on 101-3 KISS-FM and BIG 106.5, as well as in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids on 100.7 The Fox. Thanks for...Full Bio


Every State…Ranked By Beer

These days, it seems that there are more things dividing us as a country than bringing us together. That’s why beer’s awesome. It’s one thing we can all be unified around. Sure, there are different styles and tastes, but if we all have a good brew in our hands everything just seems a bit more right with the world…at least, until one jack-hole opens his pie-hole and starts talking politics again.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the top states in the Union for beer:

  • Illinois (ranked #7) – Goose Island made the first waves, but you owe it to yourself to give Bourbon County Stout a dance…along with Revolution, Half Acre, and Pipeworks.
  • Iowa (ranked #30) - While the collective Iowa beer scene has come a long way in recent years, the discussion of Iowa beer still kind of begins and ends with Toppling Goliath. If you haven't had's REALLY good beer!
  • Wisconsin (believe it or not, only ranked #10) – This is a beer-centric state. Just watch the beginning of “Laverne & Shirley” if you need any more proof. But, I can tell you from living there that "Spotted Cow" is by far their most popular to Miller, of course...

Bringing up the rear is Mississippi, but that’s because home-brewing wasn’t even legal until 2013. We’re sure they’ll catch up though...

Source: Thrillist

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