Standout stat: 1 bar per 1,658 residents
North Dakota's next-door neighbor is nipping at its heels in the bars-per-drinker category, and Montanans, like North Dakotans, can flat-out drink -- they pound more alcohol each year than 44 states. The Big Sky State's big advantage is its craft breweries: 5.3 per 100,000.
Standout stat: 5am last call (in some areas)
Seward's Folly aside, the 49th State is a promised land for the serious drinker. It's got plenty of breweries, residents drink more alcohol than 90% of the country, and a last call that would make even Manhattan yawn.
Standout stat: 4.7 craft breweries per 100,000
CO is a beast. It ranks 10th in wineries, fourth in breweries, and is in the top-five craft spirits producers. It's tied for the second-highest number of underage exemptions in the entire country. It's top-10 in consumption, which is pretty impressive, given the mean elevation here is the US' highest, and drinking in thin air makes you tipsy quicker. Hell, in some early measurements, we thought Colorado was a virtual lock for No. 1. But then...