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Michigan is a pretty awesome state, if you ask me. Now, we are officially the No. 1 state for something, and yes, it’s a good thing.

National Beer Day took place earlier this month, and in honor of the day, GreatLakesStakes.com looked at some of America’s best states for beer based on quality, quantity and affordability.

The study even ranked the states to find the best beer state. You might not believe – or maybe you will – which state is No. 1. In the study, the site highlighted some of Michigan’s best brewers, including Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids, Kuhnhenn in Warren, Bell’s in Kalamazoo. Dark Horse in Marshall, Transient Artisan in Bridgman, Schramm’s Mead in Ferndale, and Perrin in Comstock Park. They also stated that the Detroit Beer Company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

They found that Michigan is the No. 1 beer state in the entire US. That’s very awesome! As for methodology, GreatLakesStakes.com utilized three combined data points: BeerAdvocate.com to get the average rating of beers brewed in the state, BrewersAssociation.org to get the amount of breweries per capita (per 100,000 residents) and MakeBeerEasy.com. Find the full list here.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.

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