Special Report

States Drinking the Most Beer

 
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10. Texas
> Annual per capita consumption: 31.8 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 626.3 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: +1.3%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 166.3 (10th lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.20 per gallon (20th lowest)

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9. Vermont
> Annual per capita consumption: 32.8 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 15.6 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -5.8%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 210.2 (11th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.27 per gallon (23rd highest)

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8. Nevada
> Annual per capita consumption: 32.9 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 72.9 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: +2.2%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 196.9 (19th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.16 per gallon (15th lowest)

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7. Nebraska
> Annual per capita consumption: 33.3 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 45.3 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -1.7%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 197.1 (18th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.31 per gallon (20th highest)

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6. Maine
> Annual per capita consumption: 33.8 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 34.9 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: +0.2%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 226.0 (6th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.35 per gallon (18th highest)

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