23 March 2010

Where bars outnumber grocery stores.

What is this you ask? Why, it is a map of the US (clearly) showing the places in this great country where bars outnumber grocery stores- America's Beer Belly if you will (found here by my most awesome best friend Beth- Holla!).

See that giant red mass in the upper midwest? Yep- THAT is why (in part) I have so much midwestern pride... 'cause we do it right and we love us some beer. And brats and A LOT of cheese. I can proudly say that I come from the land where bars outnumber grocery stores. That is awesomesauce. And here's the best quote from the blog (floatingsheep) that came up with this little gem:
"Starting in Illinois, the beer belly expands up into Wisconsin and first spreads westward through Iowa/Minnesota and then engulfs Nebraska, and the Dakotas before petering out (like a pair of love handles) in Wyoming and Montana."
Now tell me you aren't wishing you were one of us... and that you aren't now thirsty for a big, cold mug of tasty, tasty beer. Mmm hmmmm.... that's what I thought: You can't.


Scatterbrain said...

Hahahaha hilarious. This map is awesome.I am in the ONLY red dot in Alabama. And I love that the bars outnumber the grocery stores here!

Swiss Miss Heather said...

I love it! That's because it's where all the best beer is made, and consumed of course:) Have you ever had Goose Island from Chicago - I crave it all the time!

Tucker said...

I know right? I am a Leinenkugel's and New Glarus Brewing girl all the way but yes, Goose Island is Yummy! Hooray for Midwestern Microbrews!

Swiss Miss Heather said...

oh my gosh, my mouth is watering thinking about Leinenkugels sunset wheat num num. It's noon on a saturday - thats late enough to drink one:)