The President of Beers: An Introduction

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Laws were broken. Lots of them. Exactly how many, I couldn’t say. Dozens, surely. But we did it. We got a craft beer from all 50 states for a blind taste-off.It wasn’t easy. Favors were called in from friends back East and hundreds of dollars were spent to buy and ship cheap lagers available at the grocery store in their native land. And we bootlegged—a lot.Some of the beers we sampled for this ...   More
 
Friday, August 24, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

President of Beers: #18

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, California

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We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers. #18: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, California State: The biggest, baddest state of all. California has more people than Canada—something I won $5 for knowing at breakfast this very morning. Brewery: Chico’s Sierra Nevada, which ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

President of Beers: #19

Ad Astra Ale: Free State Brewing, Lawrence, Kansas

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We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers. #19 Ad Astra Ale: Free State Brewing, Lawrence, Kansas State: Ah, Kansas. The first state to outlaw alcohol, the state where it took a US Supreme Court ruling to outlaw segregation in public schools, where 80 years after the Scopes Monkey Trial they ...   More
 
Monday, September 24, 2012 Brian Yaeger

President of Beers: #20

SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale: SweetWater Brewing Company, Atlanta, Georgia

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We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers. #20 SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale: SweetWater Brewing Company, Atlanta, GeorgiaState: The very contradictory state of Georgia, home to OutKast, the Indigo Girls, Chick-fil-A, Michael Stipe, Tyler Perry, the Duke boys, and a bunch of redneck motherfuckers. Brewery: ...   More
 
Sunday, September 23, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

President of Beers: #21

ESB Amber Ale: Flying Fish Brewing Co., Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers. #21 ESB Amber Ale: Flying Fish Brewing Co., Cherry Hill, New Jersey State: This stretch of land has given the country Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, yours truly, Danny DeVito, Bill Parcells, and John Travolta, among many, many others. Yet most people don’t ...   More
 
Saturday, September 22, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

President of Beers: #22

Brown Ale: Good People Brewing, Birmingham, Alabama

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We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers. #22 Brown Ale: Good People Brewing, Birmingham, Alabama State: Most people only know of the state of Alabama for two things: football and being the butt end of jokes. But the latter generic slander isn’t entirely fair. It could be directed ...   More
 
Friday, September 21, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

President of Beers: #23

Teton Ale: Grand Teton Brewing Company, Victor, Idaho

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We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers. #23 Teton Ale: Grand Teton Brewing Company, Victor, Idaho State: If you’ve ever had a French fry at McDonald’s or eaten a potato at any other restaurant in the country, you’ve probably tasted an Idaho spud. Potatoes are what they do here. Well, that ...   More
 
Thursday, September 20, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

President of Beers: The Voters

Meet the panel of experts that rated your state's beer

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We're halfway through revealing the election results of the President of Beers. Some of you have expressed frustration, irritation, and good, old-fashioned outrage at the candidate selected to represent your state and its lackluster finish.We assure you that the reason we picked your candidate is clearly explained in the introduction. And the voters? Well, now that we've let you vent a bit, here's ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by John Locanthi

President of Beers: #24

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale: Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co., Lexington, Kentucky

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We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers. #24 Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale: Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co., Lexington, Kentucky State: The Bluegrass State is home to the Bourbon Trail and Tobacco Road. As the second largest tobacco producer in the country, it’s economic impact on ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Brian Yaeger

President of Beers: #25

Santa Fe Pale Ale: Santa Fe Brewing Company, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers.#25 Santa Fe Pale Ale: Santa Fe Brewing Company, Santa Fe, New MexicoState: New Mexico, which is now unaffiliated with Old Mexico. Site of the first wave of alien invasion, great chile peppers and Willamette Week’s sister paper the Santa Fe Reporter.Brewery: ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 SANTA FE REPORTER STAFF

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