Historical Tidbits: Beer Consumption By State, 1946 and 2006

I don’t know. Historical Tidbits? Or Totally Useless Information? You be the judge . . .

Top Ten States, Per Capita Beer Consumption — 1946

1. Wisconsin — 27.6 gallons per capita

2. Nevada — 26.7

3. New Jersey — 26.1

4. Rhode Island — 25.5

5. New York — 25.4

6. Illinois — 23.9

7. Pennsylvania –23.8

8. Michigan — 23.0

9. Maryland — 23.0

10. Connecticut — 21.9

Top Ten States, Per Capita Beer Consumption — 2006

1. North Dakota — 32. 2

2. New Hampshire — 31.5

3. Nevada — 30.9 4

. Montana — 30.1

5. Wisconsin — 27.7

6. Louisiana — 27.6

7. South Dakota — 27.4

8. South Carolina — 26. 5

9. Wyoming — 26. 4

10. Delaware — 26. 3

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Sources: “U. S. Public Sets New Beer-Drinking Record in ’47,” Modern Brewery Age (June 1945), p. 103; Brewers Almanac, 2007, online at the Beer Institute.

One thought on “Historical Tidbits: Beer Consumption By State, 1946 and 2006

  1. I expect that the number for New Hampshire is extremely skewed, since the big state-owned liquor stores sell a *ton* (well, many tons, actually) of beer to Massachusetts residents, who save on sales tax. For the same reason, the Massachusetts number is probably under-reported. Actually, Vermont and Maine are probably affected somewhat as well. I mean, they set those liquor stores up with their own highway exits for crying out loud.

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