A while back, Thrillist's beer team took on the tremendous task of identifying the best craft brewery in every state. Tears were shed. Beers were spilled. Threats were issued and accusations were lobbed. But in the end, we were pretty confident that we had made the right choices.
But that got us to thinking. What would a map of the nation look like if we removed crap like topography, geographical markers, and cities and replaced them with what's really important: representations of these fine breweries? So we dipped our toes in cartography to deliver a map of the best breweries in the country, by state. CLICK HERE to enlarge the map, and then check out our reasoning with the original story here.
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Andy Kryza is a senior editor at Thrillist who firmly believes all maps should eschew topography for beer. Follow him -- actually, don't, since he's probably extremely lost -- @apkryza.