The Largest Craft Brewery Per State

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Today's map was created by mental_floss designer, Chloe Effron. Last year, the Brewers Association released a list of the top 50 craft brewing companies by beer sales volume. [PDF] With craft breweries cropping up across the country, more and more states are getting their own breweries. Using the BA's list as a jumping off point, mental_floss decided to dig around to create a full map of each state's biggest craft brewery. We decided to stick by the association's craft brewer guidelines, so we only included breweries that were small, traditional, and independent— that is why you won't see breweries like Goose Island or Red Hook on the map. The list was then compiled using data from ABC departments, breweries, and miscellaneous sources. It's also important to note that breweries like Boston Brewing and Gambrinus were changed to Samuel Adams and Shiner for sake of clarity. 

Here's the complete list:

Alabama: Good People Brewing
Alaska: Alaskan Brewing
Arizona: Four Peaks
Arkansas: Core Brewing Company
California: Sierra Nevada
Colorado: New Belgium
Connecticut: Two Roads
Delaware: Dogfish Head
Florida: Florida Beer Company
Georgia: Sweetwater
Hawaii: Maui Brewing
Idaho: Grand Teton
Illinois: Revolution
Indiana: 3 Floyds
Iowa: Backpocket Brewing
Kansas: Tallgrass Beer
Kentucky: Lexington Brewing
Louisiana: Abita
Maine: Shipyard
Maryland: Flying Dog
Massachusetts: Samuel Adams
Michigan: Bell's
Minnesota:  Summit
Mississippi:  Lazy Magnolia
Missouri:  Boulevard Brewery
Montana:  Big Sky
Nebraska:  Nebraska Brewing
Nevada:  Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
New Hampshire:  Smuttynose
New Jersey:  Flying Fish
New Mexico:  Santa Fe Brewing
New York:  Brooklyn Brewery
North Carolina:  Highland
North Dakota:  Fargo Brewing
Ohio:  Great Lakes
Oklahoma:  Choc Beer
Oregon:  Deschutes
Pennsylvania:  Victory
Rhode Island:  Trinity Brewhouse
South Carolina:  Palmetto Brewing Company
South Dakota:  Crow Peak
Tennessee:  Yazoo
Texas:  Shiner
Utah:  Uinta
Vermont:  Long Trail
Virginia:  Starr Hill
Washington:  Georgetown Brewing
West Virginia:  Mountain State
Wisconsin:  New Glarus
Wyoming:  Snake River Brewing Company

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The Most Searched Shows on Netflix in 2017, By State

Orange is the New Black is the new black, at least as far as Netflix viewers are concerned. The women-in-prison dramedy may have premiered in 2013, but it’s still got viewers hooked. Just as they did in 2017, took a deep dive into Netflix analytics using Google Trends to find out which shows people in each state were searching Netflix for throughout the year. While there was a little bit of crossover between 2016 and 2017, new series like American Vandal and Mindhunter gave viewers a host of new content. But that didn’t stop Orange is the New Black from dominating the map; it was the most searched show in 15 states.

Coming in at a faraway second place was American Vandal, a new true crime satire that captured the attention of five states (Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). Even more impressive is the fact that the series premiered in mid-September, meaning that it found a large and rabid audience in a very short amount of time.

Folks in Alaska, Colorado, and Oregon were all destined to be disappointed; Star Trek: Discovery was the most searched-for series in each of these states, but it’s not yet available on Netflix in America (you’ve got to get CBS All Access for that, folks). Fourteen states broke the mold a bit with shows that were unique to their state only; this included Big Mouth in Delaware, The Keepers in Maryland, The OA in Pennsylvania, GLOW in Rhode Island, and Black Mirror in Hawaii.

Check out the map above to see if your favorite Netflix binge-watch matches up with your neighbors'. For more detailed findings, visit

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Monthly Internet Costs in Every Country

Thanks to the internet, people around the world can conduct global research, trade tips, and find faraway friends without ever leaving their couch. Not everyone pays the same price for these digital privileges, though, according to new data visualizations spotted by Thrillist.

To compare internet user prices in each country, cost information site created a series of maps. The data comes courtesy of English market research consultancy BDRC and, which teamed up to analyze 3351 broadband packages in 196 nations between August 18, 2017 and October 12, 2017.

In the U.S., for example, the average cost for internet service is $66 per month. That’s substantially more than what browsers pay in neighboring Mexico ($27) and Canada ($55). Still, we don’t have it bad compared to either Namibia or Burkina Faso, where users shell out a staggering $464 and $924, respectively, for monthly broadband access. In fact, internet in the U.S. is far cheaper than what residents in 113 countries pay, including those in Saudi Arabia ($84), Indonesia ($72), and Greenland ($84).

On average, internet costs in Asia and Russia tend to be among the lowest, while access is prohibitively expensive in sub-Saharan Africa and in certain parts of Oceania. As for the world’s cheapest internet, you’ll find it in Ukraine and Iran.

Check out the maps below for more broadband insights, or view’s full findings here.

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

Map of Internet costs in each country created by information site

[h/t Thrillist]


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