Today is "National Beer Lovers Day" and since it's the day after Labor Day and all the festivities that come with that, I'm sure for some, it's also "National Hangover Day".

However, let's talk about beer.

As far as Historians can tell, beer has been around for over six thousand years.  It's believed it was invented in ancient Sumeria (located in the middle east). The Romans dabbled in Beer as well but thought it to be far less superior to wine, so they labeled it a drink for the "Barbarians"

Around the 9th century, the Germans decided to get into the beer game and introduced something called "Hops" and as they say, the rest is history.

According to Tapville Social, there are over 100 different types of beer, with all beers either being a Lager or Ale, or a hybrid of the two.

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Of course, here in Bozeman and Montana, we love our beer and local breweries have become extremely popular in the last several years. There are over 40 breweries located in Montana and each one putting forth its best efforts, if you are a beer lover, you have to love your options.

Me, well I gave up the drink years ago, although I do love a great N/A beer. However, my favorite part are the wacky names of some of these beers.  Here's a few of my favorites from around Montana

  • Funky Peachadelic
  • Mean Jean's Tangerine Dream
  • Gallagator
  • Bazooka Joe's Hefeweizen
  • Dump Truck
  • Dancing Trout
  • Bad Bad Leroy Brown
  • Damn You Jack
  • Wooley Bugger
  • and my personal favorite from 2 Basset Brewery, Breaking Basset (I have a Basset Hound)

There are so many more to choose from, and of course samples. As mentioned, if you love great beer, Montana may just be the last best place for you.

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To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

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