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Win the United States of Beer Poster

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As of this moment in time, there are more than 2,500 breweries in America, with a thousand more (and counting) in planning. It's a dizzying, yet delicious time be a beer drinker in this nation. It's tough to keep track of what you drank and where you drank it—until now.

This fall, the typographic geniuses behind 33 Bottles of Beer debuted The United States of Beer, a coast-to-coast beer-tasting map for your wall. Measuring 39 inches from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans and 25 inches from north to south, the wall-chomping gold-ink poster allows you to inscribe your favorite beer from each state, complete with its tasting profile. Consider it the world's best interactive art.

What's it cost, you wonder? Why, the average layman must pay $30. (Click here to peruse and perhaps purchase.) It's a steal, let me tell you. Know what's an even better deal? Free! And that's where the contest comes into play.

WHAT: Win the United States of Beer poster HOW: When traveling across the country, what's your favorite memory of drinking beer? Tell me in 250 words or less at: josh.bernstein@gmail.com. In the subject line, write POSTER GIVEAWAY. WHEN: The contest is open until Monday, December 9, at 11:59 p.m. FINE PRINT: The winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 11. Then I will hurry to the Post Office in time for Christmas delivery.

Time Out New York Stories, Ahoy!

Beer!

For the annual Time Out New York beer issue, I strapped on my journalistic hat—and fired up my iron liver—and set about finding some of the best new brews to hit the East Coast in 2011. From the barrel-aged, wild yeast–spiked creations of the Anchorage Brewing Company to the beautifully balanced pale ales of the Maine Beer Co., last year was a delicious time to be a New York City beer drinker. Check out my full round-up right...here.

In addition, I penned an article on Manhattan's newest brewpub, 508 GastroBrewery, and received some good ink on Brewed Awakening. Still need to grab a copy? It's on sale right now at Amazon.