Alaska has the advantage of being cold and having long stretches of it.
They also have long streches of "dark" that goes with the cold in Alaska.
Back to Texas. Some states with less population density would include Vermont, Colorado, and Oregon. To me it is more about the beer culture than the population density, or lack of.
I have spent a lot of time in Texas, as the BIL lives there. He lives in the Rio Grand Valley. Talk about a craft beer wasteland. Austin is not so bad, and we love the Gingerman. The Texas craft scene reminds me of Michigan 10 or 12 years ago.