Special Report

States Drinking the Most Beer

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50. Maryland
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 18.5 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -11.1% — 4th largest decrease ( -2.3 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -22.9% — 3rd largest decrease (-5.5 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.55 per gallon — 7th highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 16.6% — 11th lowest
> Median household income: $86,738 — the highest

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49. Connecticut
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 19.8 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -7.0% — 18th largest decrease ( -1.5 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -12.8% — 18th largest decrease (-2.9 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.23 per gallon — 24th lowest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 17.1% — 15th lowest
> Median household income: $78,833 — 6th highest

48. Utah
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 19.9 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): 7.0% — the largest increase ( 1.3 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): 2.6% — the largest increase (0.5 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.41 per gallon — 14th highest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 12.2% — the lowest
> Median household income: $75,780 — 11th highest

47. New Jersey
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 20.0 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -6.5% — 19th largest decrease ( -1.4 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -13.0% — 14th largest decrease (-3.0 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.12 per gallon — 9th lowest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 18.1% — 22nd lowest
> Median household income: $85,751 — 3rd highest

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46. Rhode Island
> Beer shipment per adult 21+ in 2020: 20.1 gallons per adult
> 5 yr. change (2016-2020): -14.5% — the largest decrease ( -3.4 gallons)
> 10 yr. change (2010-2020): -26.6% — the largest decrease (-7.3 gallons)
> Beer tax rate: $0.12 per gallon — 10th lowest
> Adults who report excessive drinking: 19.6% — 17th highest
> Median household income: $71,169 — 15th highest

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