#37 Golden Fraü Honey Wheat: Thunderhead Brewing, Kearney, Nebraska
State: The Cornhusker state. Famous for their corn. A few other things, too, like college football, Warren Buffett, Omaha Steaks, and inventing Kool-Aid. But mostly shucking, er, husking corn.
Brewery: Thunderhead Brewing Co., "purveyors of fine ales and lagers since 1999," must be gaming the system or this election because how are they the state's flagship brewery over Nebraska Brewing? Well, Nebraska Brewing doesn't put out normal 12 ounce bottles—we ordered a bottle of Chardonnay barrel-aged Hop God from the state's eponymous brewery but it's not really a brew of the people, suitable for this contest.
Beer: Poured into the proper weizen glass, it presents thick head appropriate for this unfiltered, protein-heavy style, pleasing aroma of honey-baked bread with added sweetness of applejuice or lemonade, and the most confounding thin body and lack of flavor beyond water, even more surprising given its unusually high alcohol content of 7.5 percent.
Difficulty in obtaining in Oregon: Moderately easy. It's not availible anywhere near here, but it's legal (though expensive) to ship beer from Nebraska to Oregon.
Average Score: 57.8