Usually we devote this space to exploring the best new beer labels hitting the market. But as Independence Day weekend rolls on, we’re feeling a little patriotic and so instead, we’re taking a look at the history of America’s celebration of America through beer. From defunct labels celebrating the American West to new craft releases that nod to our nation’s history, these brews will make you want a hoist a flag in one hand and a can of cold suds in the other. ‘Merica!

Click through the gallery above to see our favorite patriotic beer art.