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.
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.
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.
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.
Consumption: 33 gallons per person, per year
Nevada residents drinking 33 gallons annually of alcohol, the report states.
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.
Where do the nation’s heaviest drinkers reside? The answer from the Beer Institute may surprise you.