States Drinking the Most Beer

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5. Wisconsin
> Annual per capita consumption: 34.3 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 147.1 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -2.4%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 213.8 (9th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.06 per gallon (3rd lowest)

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4. South Dakota
> Annual per capita consumption: 38.2 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 23.7 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: +2.8%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 204.4 (14th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.27 per gallon (22nd highest)

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3. North Dakota
> Annual per capita consumption: 38.3 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 20.9 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -10.3%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 216.2 (8th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.39 per gallon (17th highest)

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2. Montana
> Annual per capita consumption: 39.4 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 30.8 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: +1.4%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 257.5 (the highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.14 per gallon (11th lowest)

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1. New Hampshire
> Annual per capita consumption: 40.6 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 41.8 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -3.5%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 213.0 (10th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.30 per gallon (21st highest)