While everyone is obsessed with eating local, F&W's Megan Krigbaum is fixated on drinking local, tasting hundreds of American beers and spirits to find a stellar one in each state— from Hawaiian vodka, distilled from sweet pineapple, to New Mexico's finest porter.

By Food & Wine
Updated March 31, 2015
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Additional research by Emily Davis

Back Forty Beer Co. Naked Pig Pale Ale
Credit: Photo © Theo Morrison.



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Categories of Top American Beers

Abita Jockamo
Alaskan Brewing Co. Winter Ale
New Glarus Brewing Co. Spotted Cow
Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout
Wild Heaven Ode to Mercy Imperial Brown Ale
Credit: Photo courtesy Chris Rank
New Mexico: Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Hampshire: Smuttnynose Brewing Company