States Drinking the Most Beer

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50. Utah
> Annual per capita consumption: 18.7 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 38.1 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: +2.8%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 154.8 (6th lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.41 per gallon (13th highest)

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49. Connecticut (tied)
> Annual per capita consumption: 20.2 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 54.2 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -8.1%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 204.5 (13th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.23 per gallon (24th lowest)

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48. Maryland (tied)
> Annual per capita consumption: 20.2 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 90.1 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -9.6%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 169.5 (14th lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.53 per gallon (9th highest)

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47. New Jersey
> Annual per capita consumption: 20.6 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 138.0 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -3.5%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 200.5 (17th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.12 per gallon (9th lowest)

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46. New York
> Annual per capita consumption: 21.9 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 327.5 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -2.9%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 235.7 (4th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.14 per gallon (12th lowest)