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Pours on the Prairie: Top Beers in the Midwestern States

Pours on the Prairie: Top Beers in the Midwestern States


PseudoSue American Pale Ale – Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

For me, the first thing I noticed about this PseudoSue American Pale Ale (5.8% ABV) brewed by Toppling Goliath Brewing Company, in Decorah, Iowa was its name. This American Pale Ale is named after the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.  The Brewer’s feel that the name describes this excellent beer. This is a beer that starts out smooth and crisp with a Bite in the end. Citra hops are what make this beer special, and give this beer a citrus aroma. They create the central flavors in the beer as well.

It begins when you pour this golden colored beer into a pint glass and watch as it forms a clear white head. It has a medium body and it is light and refreshing and you will experience this as you sit and pour and sip this exceptional APA. It goes down easy, and you will not be disappointed. We at America Unraveled feel that PseudoSue American Pale Ale is in a class of its own, and that is why we rated this beer to be the number one beer in Iowa.


Tallgrass 8-Bit American Pale Ale – Tallgrass Brewing Company

Brewed in Manhattan, Kansas, Tallgrass 8-Bit is our pick for the state of Kansas.  When you pour this APA into a pint glass, it has a hazy golden yellow color with a white, frothy head. This beer has a hoppy finish to it. The aroma of Tallgrass 8-Bit is a direct result of the piney hops, and it can be described as grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple and mango scents.

The taste of this APA is a soft ale taste but ends with a kick of slight bitterness. America Unraveled has chosen Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale (5.2% ABV) as the number one beer in Kansas. We believe this beer is very well put together, it is simple and well balanced and most importantly it is good.


Abraxas – Perennial Artisan Ales St.

Alcohol 10.00%

Fall is just around the corner, and it is time to bring out the Stouts. America Unraveled has ranked Abraxas, brewed in St. Louis, as the number one stout and the number one beer in Missouri.

When you pour this stout into a pint glass, it pours jet black with a light brown foamy head. You can taste and smell the cinnamon and the chocolate in this beer. Abraxas (10.0% ABV) is brewed for you to spend some time with this beer. It’s richness comes out when it is sipped over a period as opposed to gulping it down. It is while you are sipping that you will sense its smooth delivery and a surprise at the end as the peppery spice gives you a lasting impression of this exceptional beer. You will not be disappointed by this Stout Beer.


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