The American craft beer boom has led to some of the best and most diverse brews in history, but most of them reside on one side of beer’s family tree: the ale side. The more-challenging-to-brew lagers, on the other hand, remained primarily the domain of large breweries, developing a reputation for light body and even lighter flavor. But no more. Expert brewers around the country are putting out both classic versions of age-old styles and innovative takes that could convert even the most avowed IPA drinker. Here, 50 of the best lagers in America—one from every state.

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