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The Great Lakes’ Great Beers

By William Herkewitz

Miller time has ended, so put down your can of light lager and slowly back away, especially if you live around the Great Lakes. This region has started to set itself apart with some of the tastiest, best rated, and hardest to find craft brews in America. Founded by inebriated settlers from the greatest brewing nations on Earth, these hearty states are finally shucking their Blue Ribbon shackles. From midnight dark porters to pungent IPAs, here are 10 of the greatest beers the Great Lakes region has to offer.

William Herkewitz is a writer and humorist based in Berlin. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Esquire, and Popular Mechanics.

Photography by Catherine Galloway