Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cheers, North Dakota!

In the list of states with the highest consumption of beer, North Dakota is number one. Drinkers of legal age in North Dakota drank an average of 45.8 gallons per person. The overall US average is 28.2 gallons per drinker of legal age.

Rounding out the Top Five after North Dakota are, in order, New Hampshire, Montana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. I would have expected the drinkers in Wisconsin, the home of beer and brats, to have come in higher. I also thought Texas would have made the list.

The other thing I notice about this list is that all are Northern states with long and dark winters. I guess beer helps the residents get through them.


  1. Heh, yeah that is a kinda strange list!

    1. @Old NFO: What really surprised me was New Hampshire.

  2. I've been to North Dakota, I understand. I'm also surprised Michigan didn't make the list. Hell, my Dad drank nearly that much a month. I worked in the bar where he worked part time stocking the coolers after school. We had 3 shelves of just Pabst.

  3. In Maine, the drink of choice is Allens Coffee Brandy.... bet on a per capita basis (as a result of unemployment, outside of Portland), Maine has em beat on a per ounce of beverage consumed basis!

  4. Oh, how I miss that Beautiful Place; that Wonder on the Lake; that Beacon of Glory; that Endless Parade of Attractive People drinking beer: Wisconsin.