Special Report

States Drinking the Most Beer

 
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15. Louisiana
> Annual per capita consumption: 29.6 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 99.4 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -10.9%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 169.1 (13th lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.40 per gallon (15th highest)

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14. Oregon
> Annual per capita consumption: 30.0 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 95.4 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: +9.0%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 236.3 (3rd highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.08 per gallon (6th lowest)

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13. Mississippi (tied)
> Annual per capita consumption: 30.9 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 66.6 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -6.7%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 149.9 (the lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.43 per gallon (12th highest)

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12. South Carolina (tied)
> Annual per capita consumption: 30.9 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 115.0 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: +2.2%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 177.3 (23rd lowest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.77 per gallon (7th highest)

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11. Iowa
> Annual per capita consumption: 31.7 gallons of beer
> Total beer consumption: 72.0 million gallons
> 5 yr. consumption change: -4.0%
> Bars and restaurants per 100,000 people: 190.5 (23rd highest)
> Beer tax rate: $0.19 per gallon (19th lowest)

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