Beer connoisseur's will love this drinking game idea that allows you to drink beers from all over the US. The nice thing is we now actually have craft breweries again all across America. This game is perfect for Beer Can Fishing because the it is intended to be played with a variety of beers. The mystery of what you are going to catch is almost as much fun as drinking it!
Some heavy legwork is going to be required before you begin playing to collect a beer made from each of the 50 US states. Some are going to be easy to find based on your local distribution area, but the further away you are from a state the harder it is going to be to find. Teamwork makes the dream work when it comes to this task, so delegate a few states to each of your friends and see what they can find.
How to play 50 States of America
- Collect a single beer from each of the 50 states
- Get an extra large cooler, kids pool, or container and load it with ice and 50 beers
- Snap on our custom can lids on each beer to make them catchable
- Rig up your fishing pole with the provided fishing hooks
- Try to catch a beer from above, ideally from a deck or truck tailgate. You can also play with a floating cooler in a lake or pool
Largest breweries from all 50 States
Because we are beer nerds, we thought it might be helpful to create a list of the top breweries out there across America. While this is by no means an exhaustive list of the breweries you can select from, it offers the bigger names that might be easier to locate. Hopefully this will help you on your hunt to find all the beers required to play the game.
Alabama - Good People Brewing
Alaska - Anchorage Brewing or Alaska Brewing Co.
Arizona - Arizona Wilderness Brewing or Four Peaks Brewing Co.
Arkansas - Ozark Beer Company or Diamond Bear Brewing Co.
California - Russian River Brewing Company or The Bruery
Colorado - Great Divide Brewing Company or Odell Brewing Co.
Connecticut - New England Brewing Co. or Athletic Brewing Company
Delaware - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery or Dewey Beer Co.
Florida - Cigar City Brewing
Georgia - Sweetwater Brewery or Creature Comforts Brewing Co. or Monday Night Brewing
Hawaii - Maui Brewing Co.
Idaho - Grand Teton Brewing Company
Illinois - Revolution Brewing or Scratch Brewing Company
Indiana - 3 Floyds Brewing
Iowa - Toppling Goliath Brewing or Millstream Brewing Co.
Kansas - Tallgrass Brewing
Kentucky - Braxton Brewing or Against the Grain Brewing
Louisiana - Great Raft Brewing or NOLA Brewing
Maine - Allagash Brewing
Maryland - Stillwater Artisanal or DuClaw Brewing Co.
Massachusetts - Trillium Brewing Company or Tree House Brewing Co.
Michigan - Bell's Brewery or Founders Brewing Co.
Minnesota - Surly Brewing Co. or Barrel Theory Beer Company
Mississippi - Yalobusha Brewing Company or Lazy Magnolia
Missouri - Boulevard Brewing Co. or Perennial Artisan Ales
Montana - Big Sky Brewing or Lewis & Clark Brewing Co.
Nebraska - Zipline Brewing Co. or Nebraska Brewing Co. or Upstream Brewing
Nevada - Brasserie Saint James or Big Dog's Brewing Company
New Hampshire - Smuttynose Brewing or 603 Brewery
New Jersey - Carton Brewing or Kane Brewing Company
New Mexico - La Cumbre Brewing or Marble Brewery
New York - Big aLICe Brewing Co. or Brewery Ommegang
North Carolina - Burial Beer Co.
North Dakota - Laughing Sun Brewing Co.
Ohio - Jackie O’s Brewery or Columbus Brewing Company
Oklahoma - Prairie Artisan Ales or American Solera
Oregon - Hair of the Dog Brewing or Breakside or Deschutes Brewery
Pennsylvania - Victory Brewing Company or 2SP Brewing Company
Rhode Island - Proclamation Ale Company or Tilted Barn Brewery
South Carolina - Westbrook Brewing
South Dakota - WoodGrain Brewing Co. or Firehouse Brewing
Tennessee - Blackberry Farm Brewery or Bearded Iris Brewing
Texas - Jester King Brewery or Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Utah - Epic Brewing
Vermont - Hill Farmstead Brewery
Virginia - Hardywood Park or Oozlefinch Beers & Blending
Washington - Fremont Brewing
West Virginia - Bridge Brew Works or Mountain State Brewing Co.
Wisconsin - New Glarus Brewing or Eagle Park Brewing Company
Wyoming - Melvin Brewing or Black Tooth Brewing Co. or Snake River Brewing