If you haven’t heard the buzz online over the weekend, the popular website Thrillist.com came out with “The Definitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States” with Michigan landing in the #1 position. And among the strongest assets in the state, according to writers Kevin Alexander (@kalexander03) and Matt Lynch (@mlynchchi), #craftbeer!
Far too much of the Michigan narrative centers on Detroit and its many issues. The Motor City’s become a scrappily rising underdog you can’t help but root for, but Michigan’s greatest strengths lie in the state as a whole. Did you know Michigan has more coastline than any state other than Alaska? Did you know it has such an embarrassment of beer riches that you can easily hit Bell’s and Founders in the same afternoon? Did you know the UP is so remote and uniquely beautiful that it almost feels like a secret 51st state where they inexplicably love British meat pies? Did you know most residents are more than happy to apologize for Kid Rock? If you answered yes to at least three of these than you already understand Michigan’s charms. If you answered no to these questions, you should listen to the dulcet tones of Michigan tourism pitchman Tim Allen and get yourself there immediately.
Read the full article here.
Also, you can read what our friend John “Gonzo” Gonzales from #Mlive.com had to say about this recognition, here!
Thanks #Thrillist! #MiBeer #MittenLove #PureMichigan