States Drinking the Most Beer

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45. Rhode Island
> Annual per capita consumption: 23.0 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 18.4 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -10.0%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 250.9 (2nd highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.12 per gallon (10th lowest)

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44. Indiana
> Annual per capita consumption: 23.4 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 112.7 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -6.0%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 172.4 (19th lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.12 per gallon (8th lowest)

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43. Kentucky (tied)
> Annual per capita consumption: 23.6 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 77.1 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -0.8%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 153.3 (2nd lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.85 per gallon (6th highest)

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42. Massachusetts (tied)
> Annual per capita consumption: 23.6 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 121.9 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -5.7%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 217.7 (7th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.11 per gallon (7th lowest)

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41. Arkansas
> Annual per capita consumption: 23.7 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 52.0 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -6.8%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 153.8 (4th lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.34 per gallon (19th highest)