If there was a beer playoff this year, as there will be with college football, Michigan would have a place at the table.

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Thrilllist.com ranks Michigan fourth in it's ranking of the entire 50 states, only trailing Colorado, California and number one ranked Oregon.

Leading the state's capsule description is Bell's Oberon and Two-Hearted Ales. The article also has kind words for Grand Rapids' Founders Brewing, Bellaire's Short's Brewing, and several others.

With the explosion of local craft brewers in Kalamazoo in the past year, an argument could be made to raise the ranking, or maybe even the title of Beer City USA!

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