Special Report

States Drinking the Most Beer

 
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25. Illinois (tied)
> Annual per capita consumption: 27.4 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 259.4 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -3.9%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 192.1 (22nd highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.23 per gallon (23rd lowest)

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24. West Virginia (tied)
> Annual per capita consumption: 27.4 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 37.8 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -10.9%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 165.3 (9th lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.18 per gallon (16th lowest)

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23. Missouri
> Annual per capita consumption: 27.7 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 125.6 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -7.2%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 170.7 (17th lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.06 per gallon (2nd lowest)

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22. Colorado
> Annual per capita consumption: 28.3 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 117.6 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: +4.5%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 203.5 (15th highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.08 per gallon (5th lowest)

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21. Minnesota
> Annual per capita consumption: 28.4 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 115.4 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: +0.1%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 170.5 (16th lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.49 per gallon (10th highest)

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