Beer is a popular alcoholic beverage made from fermented grains, such as barley, wheat, and oats. It is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverages in the world, with a history dating back to ancient civilizations. The brewing process involves converting the starches in the grains into sugars, which are then fermented by yeast to produce alcohol. There are numerous styles of beer, ranging from light and refreshing lagers to dark and full-bodied stouts. The flavor of a beer can also be influenced by the type of hops and yeast used in the brewing process, as well as the addition of other ingredients such as fruit, spices, and herbs. This neat map graphic from Grillio.com shows the most popular type of beer in each US state by style and brand. Looking at the map we can see that Corona Extra is a clear winner on the East coast and Modelo is the clear winner on the West coast. The overall favorite in the US is a straight up Ale where Californians prefer an India Pale Ale (IPA). Stouts seem to be the popular choice in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan and Indiana. People from North and South Dakota prefer a Lager or Pilsner where New Yorkers like Ales and Pilsners. No matter the occasion there is a beer to match. Stouts work well paired with desserts or as desserts themselves as they are typically heavy and robust. Coffee and chocolate stouts have been fan favorites in bars across the country for years. Light beers like pale ales and pilsners are enjoyed a lot during the hot summer months. How good does an ice-cold Corona and lime sound when you are on a beach in the hot sun? Whatever your mood or taste there is a beer you can enjoy responsibly with friends and family.