Imagine my surprise to see a a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon covering Virginia on the map. Okay, so The United States of Beer is just entertainment, but I was still disappointed to see PBR listed as "a fitting beer" for Virginia. In the comments Ms. Shilcutt defends her selection thusly, "And for anyone wondering about Virginia and Pabst Blue Ribbon, keep in mind that PBR is also known as 'the People's Beer of Richmond.'" That's a cop out for a lack of research in my opinion.
Flying Dog Brewery makes the cut as the representative beer for Maryland. Not to say they aren't deserving, and I am very fond of the beers, but Flying Dog has been in Maryland only since 2008. I think Clipper City/Heavy Seas would have made a better choice. When I was growing up in Maryland, National Bohemian was the beer associated with Baltimore. In fact, National Boh is making a comeback in Maryland.
PBR for Virginia? Sorry, that doesn't do it.
How did your state fare?
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