Combine the the increasingly urbane, hipster snobbishness (guilty) of Pittsburgh and Philly with that solid Pennsylvania Dutch proclivity for making things by hand, in relatively small batches, and ta-da, PA is one of the leading producers of craft beer in the country. Using recent data from, where else, the Brewer’s Association, the New Yorker has created an interactive map that stacks the states against one another. Not surprisingly, the northeast, the rust belt, and the west coast, are the winners.
Good old PA, meanwhile, ranks 2nd in overall craft brewery production, at 1,626,226 barrels per year. Its 106 total craft breweries rank sixth in the country. [New Yorker]