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Infographic: Current Breweries of the Original 13 States

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UPDATE: Our eagle-eyed readers have noticed that these are CURRENT breweries in the original 13 states, which is kind of a silly concept for an infographic, no? 

I love the work Pop Chart Labs does with their infographics, and somehow I missed this one.  It’s the breweries of the original 13 states of the union, some time after the American Revolution and before the need for a Craft Beer one.

Two things strike me about this infographic – the seemingly high number of breweries located in Central New York back in the day, and how much it would have sucked to live in South Georgia in late 1700’s.

Click here for a zoomable version or to order a frameworthy poster from Pop Chart.  Hanging maps on the wall of your mancave makes you look smart!

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13 Comments on “Infographic: Current Breweries of the Original 13 States”

  1. November 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    This is actually the modern breweries in the original 13 states. Even with the zoom, it’s pretty tuff to view the labels, but I did pick out Dogfish Head, Smuttynose, AB, etc.

    • November 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

      Wow – your eyes are better than mine – good catch. I just reexamined the chart and if I squinted, I could make out the Matt Brewing Co in NY state. Hmm.

      I’ll update the post accordingly. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. November 4, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Thanks for the graphic.

    It looks like it’s breweries within the 13 original states, or Dogfishhead Craft Brewery is older that I knew. So, it sucks to live in southern Georgia today, as far as where breweries are located.

    • November 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

      Haha – I guess South Georgia indeed sucks currently, not historically, as far as beer goes.

      Thanks for pointing out that these are current places. I’ve updated the post!

  3. November 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Nevertheless, its a neat graphic. Its a shame that they don’t also include breweries that are on the drawing board.

    For instance: I wrote Flying Dog just the other day asking if they were gonna produce the oatmeal stout that Wild Goose used to make (one of my top local go-to’s) and they informed me that a new brewery is in the works, Logan Shaw Brewing Co., in the burbs of DC and that they had bought the rights to the Wild Goose brand from FD. A little more research revealed that a number of new breweries are in the works around–but not actually in–DC. (Seems that its durn near impossible to start a brewing business in the District, though I suspect that if somebody was willing to pony up enough baksheesh, the roadblocks would disappear mo-ricky-tick.)

    A graphic displaying all the planned micro-breweries could prove quite useful–both to consumers and to investors.

  4. mangy17
    November 4, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Using “Ctrl +” and then moving the cursor over the map helps. This would be a great graphic to entitle “What I Did On My Summer Vacation”.

    • November 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

      That’d be a pretty awesome summer vacation!

  5. mangy17
    November 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    With a glance and quick cross-checking, thanks Wikiepedia, this poster is not totally up to date.

    Looking at NH, where I’m from, Pennichuck in Milford has closed and Throwback Brewery in North Hampton has opened.

    I’m sure there are more instances like this in other states, but regardless, this is a cool graphic.

    • November 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

      Yeah, one I pulled my head out of my butt and realized this was supposed to be modern day, I thought it seemed like there were too few breweries on the map. I don’t think it’s complete, or as you’ve observed, up to date.

  6. November 5, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    I’m not 100% because even with the zoom that thing is hard to read but it looks like Victory is missing. It should be west of Dock Street and I’m not seeing it.

  7. Starky
    November 8, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    This graphic is grossly inaccurate and missing dozens of locally well-known breweries in New England.

    • November 8, 2011 at 11:44 am #

      Agreed. It was hard to make out the words when i posted it, and I THOUGHT it was historic breweries, not modern ones. There’s a ton of them missing.

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