Americans love beer. After all, there's even a beer called America now. But some states are just a little more into their hops and barley, reporting impressive numbers of beer consumption per capita. And not all states are created the same.
Financial news source 24/7 Wall Street recently borrowed data from Beer Marketer’s Insights to determine the nine states that drink the most beer per capita, and New Hampshire reigns supreme. Residents of New Hampshire consume an annual 43 gallons of beer per capita, according to the study's numbers.
Next in line is North Dakota, where residents consume 40 gallons of beer per capita. But beer consumption has actually been "trending down" in this state recently, as the study points out consumption is "4.5% lower than it was five years earlier," meaning this state was drinking even more five years earlier. Rounding out the top three is Montana, which came in a really close third, consuming 39.7 gallons of beer per capita.
Check out the states that drink the most beer below, and if your state isn't on the list, maybe have a few pints to make up for it. Or not. It's the middle of the week.
9. Nebraska - 34 gallons of beer
8. Maine - 34.1 gallons of beer
7. Nevada - 34.2 gallons of beer
6. Wisconsin - 35.7 gallons of beer
5. Vermont - 35.7 gallons of beer
4. South Dakota - 38.7 gallons of beer
3. Montana - 39.7 gallons of beer
2. North Dakota - 40 gallons of beer
1. New Hampshire - 43 gallons of beer
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