Miller High Life
American Adjunct Lager, 4.6%
Its bustling craft scene notwithstanding, it’s impossible to ignore the numerous beloved brands birthed in Milwaukee. Schlitz may be the beer that made Milwaukee famous, and Old Milwaukee may have Will Ferrell, but Miller’s the brewery that would eventually define beer in Wisconsin, and High Life is its oldest beer, dating back to 1903. Whether you're peeling the label off the fetching clear bottle, cracking a can, or tearing through a forty, you don’t mess with the Champagne of Beers.
Snake River Pale Ale
Pale Ale, 5.2%
Yeah, Jackson’s also got a Thai restaurant/brewery that makes a hell of a great big-ass IPA (that’d be Melvin’s 2x4), but the icon in Wyoming’s unsurprisingly sparse brewing scene is Snake River’s pale, a mellow-malted, citric, highly drinkable take on the classic that won gold at GABF waaaay back in 1995 and has been a staple in Wyoming fridges since the dawn of the craft movement. Hell, Snake River uses its spent grain as cattle feed, too. Which is to say, even the cows of Wyoming love this stuff. And that place has a lot of delicious cows.