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North Dakotans Drink the Most Beer Per Capita; Utahns the Least

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(Flickr/ Greencolander)

If you're an economically minded patriot, it might occur to you at some point on July Fourth, between sips of beer, to ask, "Which state consumes the most beer?" If it does, the beer lobby's got you covered.

The Beer Institute on Tuesday released state-by-state consumption rankings for 2012, and North Dakota wins, consuming the most beer per capita. New Hampshire was next, followed by Montana. All three, it just so happens, share a border with our Molson-loving neighbor to the north. Utah consumed the least.

 

Play around with the maps below, or view the rankings at the bottom of the post:

Beer Consumption Per Capita, 2012

Beer Consumption Totals, 2012

State Per Capita Consumption (Gallons)
North Dakota 45.8
New Hampshire 43.9
Montana 41
South Dakota 38.9
Wisconsin 36.2
Nevada 35.8
Vermont 35.3
Nebraska 35.2
Texas 34.4
Maine 34
Louisiana 33.9
Mississippi 33.9
Delaware 33.6
Iowa 33.6
Wyoming 33
South Carolina 32.7
New Mexico 32.4
Missouri 31
Hawaii 30.4
Oregon 30.3
West Virginia 30.3
Alabama 30.2
Ohio 30.1
Colorado 30
Arizona 29.5
Illinois 29.1
Alaska 28.7
Pennsylvania 28.6
Minnesota 28.5
District of Columbia 28.3
Kansas 28.3
Oklahoma 28.3
Idaho 27.8
Florida 27.4
North Carolina 27.1
Michigan 26.8
Arkansas 26.7
Virginia 26.7
Rhode Island 26.3
Massachusetts 26.2
Tennessee 26.2
Indiana 25.9
Georgia 25.7
California 25.5
Washington 24.8
Kentucky 24.4
Maryland 23.2
New Jersey 22.4
New York 22.4
Connecticut 22.1
Utah 20.2

 

 
State 2012 Rank (Absolute)
California 1
Texas 2
Florida 3
New York 4
Pennsylvania 5
Illinois 6
Ohio 7
Michigan 8
North Carolina 9
Georgia 10
Virginia 11
Wisconsin 12
New Jersey 13
Arizona 14
Missouri 15
Massachusetts 16
Washington 17
Tennessee 18
Indiana 19
South Carolina 20
Colorado 21
Louisiana 22
Minnesota 23
Alabama 24
Maryland 25
Oregon 26
Kentucky 27
Oklahoma 28
Iowa 29
Nevada 30
Mississippi 31
Connecticut 32
Kansas 33
Arkansas 34
New Mexico 35
Nebraska 36
New Hampshire 37
West Virginia 38
Utah 39
Maine 40
Hawaii 41
Idaho 42
Montana 43
North Dakota 44
South Dakota 45
Delaware 46
Rhode Island 47
Vermont 48
Alaska 49
District of Columbia 50
Wyoming 51
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