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States that Drink the Most Alcohol
Where do the nation’s heaviest drinkers reside? The answer from the Beer Institute may surprise you.
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Who’s Hitting the Bottle Hardest?

How well you hold your liquor may very well depend on where you live. A new report on per-capita consumption from the Beer Institute reveals where the nation’s heaviest drinkers reside. Hint: it’s not Utah, Kentucky or New York, which came in the last three spots.

(REUTERS)

2. New Hampshire

No. 1: New Hampshire

Consumption: 40.8 gallons per person, per year

New Hampshire residents throw back the greatest amount of alcohol, the Beer institute reports. The state doesn’t have a sales tax, which may help drive up alcohol sales and consumption. Residents also consume 0.42 glasses of wine per person, per day.

North Dakota Fargo Aerial

No. 2:  North Dakota

Consumption: 35 gallons per person, per year

The Beer Institute reports North Dakota residents guzzle down 35 gallons of alcohol annually. But when it comes to beer, they top the nation in consumption with an average of one pint per day on average.

(University of North Dakota)

Montana, retirement, elderly, Jackson Glacier, national park

No. 3: Montana

Consumption: 34 gallons per person, per year

Montana is the number three state for consumption of alcohol overall with 34 gallons per person annually. It’s also third overall for beer consumption at .90 pints per person, per day.

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Clark County, Nevada

No. 4: Nevada

Consumption: 33 gallons per person, per year

Nevada residents drinking 33 gallons annually of alcohol, the report states.

(Clark County, NV/Ken Paul)

Vermont, Springfield Vermont

No. 5: Vermont

Consumption: 32 gallons per person, per year

Vermont ranks fifth for overall consumption, with 32 gallons per person consumed per year. Residents also love their wine, for which the state also ranks fourth with 0.34 glasses of wine per person, per day, the Beer Institute reports.

(REUTERS)

States that Drink the Most Alcohol

Where do the nation’s heaviest drinkers reside? The answer from the Beer Institute may surprise you.

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