The annual update of the Fraters Libertas Beer Ratings list has been completed. There are now 802 beers included from around the world. That geographic reach now spans thirty-two countries and forty-one of these United States.
Here’s a map of the countries covered:
That’s only about 14% of all the countries in the world, but in terms of area it’s obviously much larger.
And here’s the coverage by state:
The gap with the six states in the mid-South stands out and it’s probably going to take some work to close. Connecticut, Nevada, and North Dakota should prove easier to target and find beers to rate. Here’s a list of possibly options for each of the states that are currently missing from the rating roster.
Arkansas-Diamond Bear Brewing
Connecticut-Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Kentucky-West Sixth Brewing
Nevada-Big Dog's Brewing Company
North Dakota-Fargo Brewing
Tennessee-Yazoo Brewing Company
West Virginia-Bridge Brew Works
One of the ongoing debates among craft beers aficionados is over which states brews the best beer. Here’s a list of the states by ratings average (minimum twenty beers rated):