It's not a secret, we love our beer in Michigan.

Today is National Beer Day! Talk about a Good Friday. There is no greater state in the United States of America to celebrate national beer day than Michigan. We love our beer and our beer loves us.

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Greatlakesstakes.com us information from beeradvocate.com, brewersassociation.com, and makebeereasy.com for this study. The three main metrics included the rating of beers brewed in the state, the number of breweries, and the cost on average of a case of beer.

Despite not being at the top of any of the categories listed above, Michigan still has the best average in the United States. I'm sure that comes as no surprise to anyone. Our state is filled with countless amazing breweries that serve up delicious beer.

Here is the breakdown of the metrics:

  • Quality Ranking:
    • Michigan - #11
    • Massachusetts - #1
  • Quantity Ranking:
    • Michigan - #13
    • Vermont - #1
  • Affordability Ranking:
    • Michigan - #6
    • Illinois - #1

These combined rankings averaged out to make Michigan #1 in the nation.

  1. Michigan
  2. Iowa
  3. Illinois
  4. Colorado
  5. Missouri
  6. New York and Indiana (tie)
  7. Rhode Island and North Carolina (tie)
  8. Minnesota (#10)

Michigan is home to so many great breweries like Bell's Brewery, Dark Horse Brewery, Founders Brewing Company, Latitude 42 Brewing Company, Short's Brewing Company, Tenacity Brewing Co., and a lot more.

As you relax and celebrate Easter weekend, be sure to pick up a few local beers to share with friends and family. Be sure to stock up to as the weather is starting to break and we all know there is nothing better than a cold beer and a hot day.

Source: Greatlakesstakes.com

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