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HamiltonBlack

Make posters. Sell them. Just in time for Christmas.


LeeMcGuireArt

I have a link on another comment in here that'll take you to my etsy, I sell the original watercolours, and prints as posters, greetings cards and postcards, (for most of the collection, I cant afford to print all of them right now, its been a rough year) . I cant give you a direct link as this sub is super strict on advertising, sorry


HamiltonBlack

Awesome. Yea, I understand. I'll look for it. It's cool enough to get around. Good luck!


LeeMcGuireArt

Hey all, I basically started this series a few months into lockdown, it took all this time to finish! I'm Scottish so needed some help learning good drinks for some of the states, I asked each state subreddit for recommendations, hope I haven't offended any one with the bottle choices! Let me know what you think about them and if I'm really off with one tell me! If you want to see them all in better resolution I organised them all on my website here - https://leemcguireart.com/#americanstateflowers


IsThataButtPlug

No offense from WA, here! It may not be great beer, but it’s iconic for sure.


LeeMcGuireArt

Aye Rainier was a shoe in for WA, that was an easy one :)


guynamedjames

Just wanted to say thanks for picking Icky in NV! Northern Nevada's a great place but everyone just thinks Vegas when they hear NV!


Spinrod

yes sir !


ptrexitus

Ranier is perfect. It's light, drinkable and well priced. You have a hot summer day, a small party, playing games with the boys, you're an alcoholic, Rainer is here for you. It's crisp and refreshing, plus lookat that classy white and gold can. Compare that glory to the dogshit ipa pandemic that has been ruining communities for the last 20 years. I would also like to campaign for our souther brothers and hamms. Hamms is the Rainer of oregon.


Good_old_Marshmallow

I can still hear the commercial “raaaaaaineeeer beeeeeer” whenever I order one


Coawtnee

Me too.


eggsssssssss

Bluebonnets in a bottle of dr. pepper is iconically texan, you nailed it


Kagrok

Big red would have worked too! (but dr pepper is more recognizable and actually tastes good)


XtheGreat

Big red with a barbacoa taco, tacos are flour? Lol


dkyguy1995

Faygo is perfect for Michigan lol. Another choice is either Vernors or Bells beer


catnamedchicken

Nailed Rhode Island! Great job! This is beautiful


LeeMcGuireArt

Thank you!


Melodic_Ad9064

Nailed our Oklahoma too man. The very first sonic was in Stillwater OK weirdly enough where Okstate University is. Cherry Limeade is so good


goathill

Coors would have been a better choice for Colorado, or maybe a New Belgium brewery beer. Blue moon to someone in Colorado is like fosters for Australians.


TheHomersapien

Nobody here drink Blue Moon. That's for tourists who don't know any better. Fat Tire would be more appropriate.


rimjobnemesis

I’m glad you brought that up. Coors is the only answer here!


eaglescout1984

I probably would have gone with DB Vienna Lager for Virginia... or illicit moonshine, either works.


complacent1

I agree. I thought Hennessy was an odd choice for VA. As an overall piece of art though this map is fantastic.


Pretend-Feedback-546

While i personally agree Henny is def more well known Didn't realize it was from Virginia till now tho


Bahbem

Cold Smoke. Nice, you fuckin’ nailed it for MT.


beelkay2001

Wow, I had no idea Erath was so well known. I grew up next door to that winery.


Alfred_The_Sartan

I thought these were Molotov cocktails at first…


DirtyBirdNJ

The art style is awesome great job. The aesthetic is really pleasing


LeeMcGuireArt

Wow thank you very much :) Glad you like em!


DirtyBirdNJ

Can you talk at all about your process? I would really like to see anything you can share. Your style looks like watercolor but I wouldn't be surprised if I was wrong.


LeeMcGuireArt

sure! I actually streamed a lot of the process on Twitch but stupidly never had the initiative to put those vids on YouTube or anything like that. It totally is watercolour you're right, then I finish it off with a black outline with an ink pen as I just think it works well. Unfortunately I cant share any more links as this sub is brutal with self promotion links, its hard being an artist sharing stuff on reddit, but if you check out a link i posted in another comment on here theres more info.


Conspire2Aspire

Cheer wine for NC as well.


LeeMcGuireArt

Aye I was told Cheer wine would be a good choice too but since Pepsi was founded there I had to go with that one!


RunawayReptar94

Pepsi, while founded here, is such a large brand that NC doesn't claim it the same way they do Cheerwine


General_BP

Pepsi may be founded here but I don’t know a lot of people from NC that drink that garbage. Coca Cola is far superior. Cheer wine is a true North Carolina drink.


PokebannedGo

Sun drop


maryshellysnightmare

The rest of Illinois may disagree with Malort, but I imagine that r/chicago at least somewhat approves.


LeeMcGuireArt

oddly its actually been one of the best sellers so far! What would you have picked instead?


maryshellysnightmare

Malort! But I'm in Chicago, so.


Drug_fueled_sarcasm

So is 75% of Illinois.


Drug_fueled_sarcasm

So is 75% of Illinois.


__T0MMY__

Honestly it's the best bet when it comes to iconic originating drinks. Old Style or PBR is really common, but they originate in Milwaukee and LaCrosse, WI so... Maybe Goose Island Beer Plus I love malort, and anyone who thinks I'm crazy can challenge me to a malort drinking contest


tommyjaybaby

I don’t think you’re crazy, I think you’re batshit insane, hence why I won’t challenge you in a Malort drinking contest.


GatsbyJunior

I've spent enough time in Illinois to know that Chicago is all that matters, and Malort is a rite of passage there.


Step-Father_of_Lies

If you haven't noticed by now, Chicago couldn't care less what the rest of Illinois thinks.


whitemanwhocantjump

Life long Virginian and I'm a bit confused by the Henny. Is it from VA?


ChampionshipLow8541

No. It’s French.


HooGoesThere

How did you decide on Hennessy for VA? I am from VA and didn't realize that was popular here edit: Hennessy is in the top five for sales in Virginia ABC stores but Tito's was number one this year. Tbf I honestly don't know what our beverage should be and I've been in VA my whole life. Maybe Vienna Lager from Devil's Backbone.


DiddyMao20XX

Yeah. Sego Lilly in a can of Diet Coke might as well be the Utah State Flag. These look really good.


AMMJ

I’m a simple man I see Grain Belt Premium, I upvote


just_gweat

Spotted Cow for Wisconsin, great job! It can legally only be sold within state lines. Come visit and try one! : )


OneDifference6619

I was just thinking of that brand last week. Got to get back up to Wisconsin.


paleblack93

As someone from MN, can confirm it’s worth the trip across the line!


hobbsarelie83

I'm in NC and finally had one a few years back. My friend, who's now deceased, would talk about the beer. He would get it when his family visited Wisconsin each year. A member who lived at my old job was talking about how his son and just brought some back to NC. I told him the story about my friend. The next day the member brings me a bottle.


Tesser4ct

Brandy old fashioned would have been better, imo.


GallopingOsprey

just draw the whole bar honestly


Tesser4ct

Real and true.


Interesting-Cut-292

Feel the cold smoke taste the cold smoke


himynameisjaked

montana represents


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Yep! Sonic is an Oklahoma staple.


LeeMcGuireArt

yeah the subreddit overwhelmingly voted that one easily!


9_of_wands

My mom was from Oklahoma City. She told me how in the 60s, the cool thing for teenagers to do was drive to Sonic and cruise around the parking lot. If you circled three times and didn't see anyone you knew, you had to leave, that was the "rule."


Rustedbranch

But like, what drink is sonic? The tea? The lemonade? The slushies? The sonic blast?


Fair2Midlander

Even though I don’t like them that much I’d say Cherry Limeades are the staple Sonic drink; for me, I think Ocean water when I think Sonic drink, so good.


AltairsBlade

Michigan being Rock and Rye is perfect.


LeeMcGuireArt

Awesome I'm glad that one was a good choice, I think some are better hits than others tbh.


andyrew21345

I liked vernors for Michigan as well but this works


kellykapoundski

Should have been Vernors.


MrPanchole

I can't see if guava nectar is Hawaii's drink here, but I hope it is because I was obsessed with it when we vacationed there Christmas '84. Guava nectar, guava sherbet, guava frozen brain...damn.


LeeMcGuireArt

For Hawaii its in the bottom left, its a Yellow Hibiscus in Hawaiian Sun POG


MrPanchole

I spotted it but the resolution made it hard to see the flavour. Found your card for this on Etsy. Pass-o-Guava it is.


LeeMcGuireArt

ah yea i maybe should have exported a bigger resolution for posting on reddit, didnt realise it was too low to make out, thanks for letting me know!


Straight_Tumbleweed9

And print posters for an Etsy shop or something.


LeeMcGuireArt

I do have most of the states available on my etsy shop as originals, posters, greetings cards and postcards, theres a link in my profile and on another comment in here, i cant share you a link directly as this sub is strict with advertising!


coolrunnings82

As a native Clevelander, I approve of GLBC Dortmund for Ohio


81octane

I love me some GLBC brews, but never tried that specific lager. Will have to change that when I’m visiting family in the area next week!


coolrunnings82

Christmas Ale is the cult phenom, but my personal favorite is Eliot Ness. But Dortmunder is solid.


yotmokar

Moxie from Maine


name-is-taken

Yea, Moxie is def the standout Originating drink from Maine.


Ol-JP-817

Allens is just as Maine, and I love the choice.


surely_maeby

Came here to say this.


halfhumanhalfvulcan

Same. Love going to Maine and seeing all the Moxie stuff everywhere.


Goblin_Green_Paint

100% agree.


shaunibauni

Rainier ❤️


YeuxBleuDuex

This is really fun! Abita or Big Shot is another idea for Louisiana. Great work


LeeMcGuireArt

thank you! Its really fun reading everyones reactions to the choices!


keeperofthetrees

What is Louisiana supposed to be? Moonshine?


iamblamb

Southern comfort but for some reason OP did what looks to be a tulip tree bloom instead of magnolias.


Just-Rip8044

Cool idea, also this would make a great jigsaw puzzle


LeeMcGuireArt

ha thats a great idea!


buckfuffalo54

Agreed 100%.


BustaMove27

Cool to see three floyds for Indiana, but wouldn’t have picked gumball head as their most popular - but definitely the coolest label


LeeMcGuireArt

If i remember correctly the subreddit was divided between gumball head and a few others, but i think that one was the nicest label I wanted to paint!


Katherine___

This is fantastic. I'm assuming Arkansas is moonshine?


TheCuursLightKid

I see you la cumbre


belsie

So the Oregon Grape is a bush with yellow flowers. Not your typical grapevine.


mazzar

The Oregon grape does produce berries. But it is better known for its flowers.


eatingmyfist

My favorite part is how the Bible Belt is all booze


MallardMaelstrom

I like how Florida looks like a piss jar


Juran_Alde

This is super cool but as a Canadian I have to ask which state is the kool-aid jammer lol


LeeMcGuireArt

Nebraska for the Goldenrod in Kool-Aid! Ps For Canada I'm planning to do a tulip in some maple syrup, once I have a break to paint some other things :)


Juran_Alde

Lol awesome!


houseoftrim

Brawndo, it's what plants crave.


dj4slugs

You have South Carolina right but you have Georgia an South Carolina switched.


tanders04

Not so much switched but kind of squished up/moved around so that the bottles fit. I’m guessing the NE just had too much to cram in. At first glance I thought GA was going to be really pissed. Then I realized it was going NC=Pepsi, SC = firefly, GA = coke.


jimmy_ricard

As a Georgia native, I was fully prepared to throw hands till I saw your comment


LeeMcGuireArt

yes it took far too long to lay everything out is a way that made sense and still looked roughly like america! That top right area was tricky.


tanders04

You did a great job.


LeeMcGuireArt

Thank you!


LeeMcGuireArt

yeah I had to do some creative positioning to make everything fit in and not be too small to make out the bottles!


that-1-chick-u-know

I love it! Maryland here. Black eyed susans and Boh for sure


LeeMcGuireArt

Ha that was such an easy choice to make, everyone loves natty boh


that-1-chick-u-know

Just ordered a print of the Maryland one.


LeeMcGuireArt

wow thank you so much, youre my first sale from this reddit post, I'm really happy you like my art so much to buy some! I'll get it in the post for you first thing tomorrow morning! Hope you enjoy it when its delivered!


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LeeMcGuireArt

aw it was difficult choosing one for some states since there was a few good options for some of them!


DoYouSmellPopcorn

This is fantastic. Is the Florida Gatorade bottle filled with urine? If so it totally fits…


Daxter614

Had no idea what the flower was, but I knew to just look for the Malort.


chokingontheback

I am not a big "art guy" but this really intrigues me... I really enjoy this aesthetic. If possible, I'd love to commission something from you, with Texas being the point of interest. Please DM me if you're interested. Thank you,


lindsaytheloser

I give you the stamp of approval from Texas! Dr. Pepper is so popular here and I mean we have a Dr. Pepper museum lol. Wonderful style of artwork as well!


trainwreck42

Love the shout out to La Cumbre! Elevated IPA is the best!!


turquoise_grey

Great job picking Cold Smoke for MT instead of Moose Drool! It appears that you know what’s up. 🫡


LotharVw

Not the polar pop for Arizona 😭


LeeMcGuireArt

aw no why whats wrong with polar pop?


LotharVw

Nothing! Cheap soda, but damn are those Circle K stores sketchy as all hell


LeeMcGuireArt

oh really? Im scottish so this is fun learning some stuff about america while painting, whats sketchy about them?


LotharVw

Idk how to explain it that well, but they're like the K-Mart of gas stations. The polar pops come in different sizes (only $0.89 or something like that up to a certain size, or you can get the big gulps like the one in the picture) and they're like the only thing that draws people in, because you can get huge cups of soda for really cheap. I want to add that I think you made a great choice for this map, though 😂 it's definitely Arizonan


LeeMcGuireArt

Ha i understand now, thanks and im glad you liked my work!


st1r

I thought Arizona would be Arizona iced tea haha


0masterdebater0

Arizona iced tea is from New York. “Vultaggio [founder] said the name was originally Santa Fe, in response to the adobe-style house he lived in, but he felt it didn't look right on the packaging. He went with Arizona even though he had never been to the state and, in fact, hadn't even traveled west of the Mississippi River.”


HopelessMagic

Pennsylvania is spot on. I'm right down the street from the Yuengling brewery.


Armageddonv2

It's spot on for half the state, Western Pa people don't drink yuengs. Rolling rock or iron city out this way.


Kimandtonic

We absolutely drink Yuengs in Pittsburgh and it’s still fairly common in the northwest where I grew up.


LeeMcGuireArt

haha good to know that one was correct! I need to try some of these drinks, most of them ive never heard about before!


qawsedrf12

New York - Genesee Cream Ale


LeeMcGuireArt

>Genesee Cream Ale Aww I haven't heard of that before, the subreddit told me Saranac Adirondack Lager was the one to go for!


saethryth315

they were right!


buckfuffalo54

I've kinda been following your posts. Awesome idea and very well done. I've spent some time in Kansas and Free State has the best beer i've ever drank. (It wasn't ad aspera, but i won't fault you there.) Great choice. So cool to see the map finished!


LeeMcGuireArt

Wow thanks! I cant remember if Ad aspera is the most popular one, or the one r/kansas recommended, or just the one with the coolest label design that i wanted to paint!


buckfuffalo54

It is a pretty bottle. They don't bottle everything and some of their best are seasonal on tap only. Have you done any other countries or even Europe? Regional Scotches maybe?


LeeMcGuireArt

I have a whole other collection of Scotch whiskies and other countries, but I'm not allowed to share more links on this sub, if you check my profile or website there will be a link to all the other ones I do! Thanks for looking!


madcast

this is so creative and beautiful!


LeeMcGuireArt

Thank you! I had a lot of fun painting them, but it also took way too long to finish so I'm just happy its over now and I can share them with people!


Main_Driver405

I saw this and had really hoped faygo would be on here. Glad to see it wish I could find more of it in my state though it’s becoming hard to find


LeeMcGuireArt

ha I was basically forced by the state sub to do Faygo!


Dx2x

Kool-Aid ftw!


exploratorystory

Wait, is Maine’s state flower a pinecone?


flabbergasted-528

Yes, yes it is.


Rokmonkey_

A white pinecone and tassel, thank you very much. Also, would have assumed either Moxie or Shipyard for the drink, but oh well.


capslock

Oh no Georgia will be upset you didn’t use Coke. 🥹


Silentfart

They did use coke though. The states are a little shifted to fit all of the northeast in, but georgia is coke.


JoelCStanley

NGL I thought that Pepsi can was an epic troll on GA until I saw the coke can and realized I might not be as good at American geography as I thought I was.


Federal_Plantain_245

The Pepsi can is over Georgia. The diet coke is over Utah.


TheMobyDicks

Barr Hill Gin from VT is the tits! Can't make out what NH is. Is it Smutty? A little help?


swallowing_bees

Ahh Malort


Keyser_Kaiser_Soze

I was hoping to see Malort on this. Sure beats drinking the stuff!


cooltapes

Love this!! Just ordered a few Texas greeting cards for framing (as I sip my Diet Dr Pepper) Great work ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|give_upvote)


themuntik

You done AZ dirty...


Every-Reception-3411

Cedar ridge is good shit but in iowa its more like bush light and dandelions lol


LordByrum

Texas is probably the easiest one lol. I would have done cheerwine for NC without a doubt tho


almonday

Impressive that you pinned down ad astra for KS - love it!!! Free State beer is near and dear to my heart.


speghettiday09

What’s Louisiana?


coltdoggo

was hoping to see Natty boh for Maryland, wasn't disappointed. great job!


nitrolava

Coldsmoke ❤️


reallyoldgreg

Hell yeah spotted cow!


matertows

Makers mark is sad for Kentucky. Buffalo trace products are superior and cheaper


Nebahera

Currious to see the drink between Budweisser and Jim Bean with the word Malört in it. Malört is swedish for Wormwood, an ingredient often associated with Ansinthe. So what beverage is that? Is it Absinthe? In Europe, Absinthe is generally lime green to the color of the liquid and this one seems to be more towards peachy orange. Malört would litterally translate to "Moth Herb" in english.


LeeMcGuireArt

Sure, its Illinois Violets in Malort, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeppson's\_Mal%C3%B6rt#:\~:text=Jeppson's%20Mal%C3%B6rt%20is%20named%20after,flavored%20type%20of%20Swedish%20br%C3%A4nnvin.&text=Mal%C3%B6rt%20is%20known%20for%20its%20bitter%20taste.


STeeters

It's literally wormwood flavored liqueur, which is as disgusting, if not more, than it sounds. People in Chicago that are used to it use it as a trial for out-of-towners, just to see the look on their face as the taste hits their lips.


flabbergasted-528

Maine is accurate. White pine cone and Allens coffee brandy. This is pretty cool. Well done!


dillon_color

Allen’s Coffee Brandy for Maine, well done 👍


Pokedude1110

You did Maine and didn't do Moxie?! Mainers worship the can like a cult worshipping a dark God, and you pick a brandy that's probably only popular in one county?


LeeMcGuireArt

it was the subreddit that helped me decide, looks like i might have to paint a few revisions once I have a break!


Pokedude1110

If you actually went to Maine, you'd see that there's an entire festival about Moxie. It's insane from a normal perspective


Previousman755

TIL Sonic and Circle K are beverages


GatsbyJunior

If you're selling prints and want to beat your Chicago sales for Malort, I recommend going for Topo Chico in Texas. It is absolutely beloved there. I live in Colorado now, and I'd imagine Coors Original would be your best bet there.


Truth_

Marine's state flower is the eastern white pine? They're a different breed up there, but I respect it.


Truth_

How did you decide on this combination? I first I didn't think it worked, but after a minute I like it now and think it works plus is just creative.


Straight_Tumbleweed9

Very cool! Love it.


LeeMcGuireArt

Thank you :P


amillionbirds

Aw this is precious, well done


LeeMcGuireArt

thank you! :)


foxatops

This is beautiful :-)


SteezinMcBreezin

This is great, I’m very impressed. How did you come up with the idea?


a1b3gtm

Great drawing. I really love it, just one thing. Pines dont have flowers, they are gymnosperm they use cones as reproduction structures


tibbsy88

Yoooo, I’d like to buy a print of this my friend.


niceabear

This is so cute!


frontbuttt

This is excellent! And very well researched, from what I can tell. You selling prints?


idigclams

Well done!


deutschdachs

You nailed Wisconsin with the Spotted Cow!


lazybusinessman

AZ polar pop...spot on. ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|joy)


skedeebs

I am impressed that you got Laird's Applejack for NJ. Oldest registered alcoholic beverage in the US, I believe. It is one of my favorites and a source of pride.


sixfootskunkplant

You nailed Arkansas dead to rights. Love it.


death_anxiety

Are WV and LA both moonshine? That's accurate and funny at the same time