“Pumpkin beer might seem like a sugar-and-spiced monolith, but there’s actually considerable diversity to the category. European craft brewers, for example, produce an array of largely savory pumpkin ales that speak to different palates and traditions.
Here in the United States, drinkers choose from a range of homegrown iterations, including pie-adjacent lagers, ales aged in bourbon and rum barrels, imperial stouts, and more. Big brands and smaller, regional breweries release their own riffs.
To get a sense of the breadth of options in the U.S., VinePair analyzed data from BeerAdvocate to determine the top-selling pumpkin beer in every state. Each beer had to have at least 10 votes from BeerAdvocate users to be considered a (relatively) conclusive local favorite.”
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