As the temperatures start to rise, there is nothing like an ice cold beer. Frank Zappa once said, “You can't be a real state unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but in the very least you need a beer.” Ok, I lied. He said “You can’t be a real country,” not state – that was my substitution. But I think it holds true for states with the popularity of craft beers.

Microbrews, gastropubs, and even home brew are more and more fashionable. Wyoming has a growing industry of beer. Budweiser changed their name to America, yet they are owned by the Belgian-Brazilian beer corporation InBev. Why not keep it in Wyo? There are a lot of good options. Here are just some of the local brews from Wyoming found on CraftBeer.com.

I’d recommend find your favorite brews, and then take a road trip and visit the brewery. Make sure to get a hotel room or at least a designated driver - you don't want to end up on the DUI list ... or worse.