Blowfish for Hangovers, an effervescent tablet marketed as a hangover cure, commissioned a study to find out the favorite beers of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Sadly, despite dozens of selections available at the local grocer alone, America seems pretty homogenized with only six different “favorite” beers being selected nationwide.
North Carolina’s brew of choice is Blue Moon, if the Blowfish survey is to be believed. Sam Adams came in at second place, with Corona rounding out the top three.
Our favorite cocktail is the Margarita, but we still drink Appletinis more than any other state, Blowfish says. And our favorite shot? The Lemon Drop.
When it comes to consuming, North Carolina comes in at No. 30 among the states. But we apparently don’t complain too much about alcohol’s effects, as our hangover rank is No. 46.
According to Blowfish, Maine is the state imbibing the most, while South Dakota drinks the least. Interestingly, their hangover rankings are relatively close at No. 42 and No. 44, respectively.
Despite North Carolina not being ranked as a big beer-drinking state, the business of beer — particularly craft beer — is clearly on the upswing here. Two Triad-area beer makers, Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. in Greensboro, Foothills Brewing Co. in Winston-Salem and Red Oak Brewing in Whitsett are the second-, third- and fifth-largest craft breweries in the state by production, respectively.
And in Charlotte and other towns in the region have implemented or are eyeing revisions to zoning rules in order to allow breweries and brewpubs to open in more locations.
Jen Wilson coordinates the Charlotte Business Journal’s online operations, chronicles local events for CBJ Seen and takes photographs.