When I think of beer, I think of America. In fact, every time I hear someone mention grabbing a brew, Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup” song plays in my head. Although beer drinking percentages have dropped from  28.3 gallons in 2012, to 27.6 today due to the favor in wines and spirits, Americans still love to guzzle down good old fashion booze. In fact, USA Today gave us a nice roundup of the 10 states that drink the most beer:

10. Iowa- favorite beer: Toppling Goliath Kentucky Brunch 

> Per capita consumption: 33.2 gallons

> Total brewers (2012): 38

states that drink the most beer iowa

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9. Nebraska- favorite beer: Nebraska Brewing Company Cardinal Pale Ale

> Per capita consumption: 34.2 gallons

states that drink the most beer nebraska
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8. Maine- favorite beer: Maine Beer Another One
> Per capita consumption: 34.8 gallons
> Total brewers (2012): 47
states that drink the most beer maine
7. Nevada- favorite beer: Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope Barleywine
> Per capita consumption: 34.9 gallons
> Total brewers (2012): 19
states that drink the most beer nevada

6. Wisconsin- favorite beer: New Glarus R & D Sour Fruit
> Per capita consumption: 35.8 gallons
> Total brewers (2012): 132

states that drink the most beer wisconsin

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5. Vermont- favorite beer: Alchemist Heady Topper
> Per capita consumption: 35.9 gallons
> Total brewers (2012): 25

states that drink the most beer vermont

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4. South Dakota- favorite beer: Crow Peak Pile O’ Dirt Porter
Per capita consumption: 38.1 gallons
> Total brewers (2012): 10

states that drink the most beer south dakota

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3. Montana- favorite beer: Big Sky Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout
> Per capita consumption: 40.5 gallons
> Total brewers (2012): 31

states that drink the most beer montana

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2. New Hampshire- favorite beer: Moonlight Meadery Kurt’s Apple Pie
> Per capita consumption: 42.2 gallons
> Total brewers (2012): 21
states that drink the most beer new hampshire
1. North Dakota- favorite beer: Black Shox Porter
> Per capita consumption: 43.3 gallons
> Total brewers (2012): 4
states that drink the most beer north dakota

Did your hometown make the list of states that drink the most beer?


Shane Autumn is currently a senior at The University of Tampa, pursuing a degree in Communication, a minor in Spanish, and a certificate in International Studies. When this travel-obsessed, adventure junkie isn't out exploring the world, she can be found feeding her unhealthy addiction to chocolate chip cookies. Shane Autumn is an avid human rights and animal activist, and plans on starting her own non-profit organization someday.

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