Special Report

States Drinking the Most Beer

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40. Georgia
> Annual per capita consumption: 24.0 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 179.6 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: +0.1%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 167.9 (12th lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $1.01 per gallon (4th highest)

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39. Tennessee (tied)
> Annual per capita consumption: 24.4 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 120.8 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -1.6%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 162.4 (8th lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $1.29 per gallon (the highest)

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38. Virginia (tied)
> Annual per capita consumption: 24.4 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 152.7 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -3.6%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 176.3 (22nd lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.26 per gallon (25th lowest)

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37. Washington
> Annual per capita consumption: 24.7 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 135.6 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: +9.1%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 202.2 (16th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.26 per gallon (25th highest)

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36. North Carolina
> Annual per capita consumption: 25.0 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 188.0 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -1.1%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 174.7 (21st lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.62 per gallon (8th highest)

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