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March 30, 2015

Which States Have a Thirst for Alcohol?

Washington Post: “No state handles its alcohol quite like New Hampshire, according to per capita consumption data shared by the Beer Institute. The libertarian New England state guzzles down more booze per person—some 40.8 gallons per year—than any other U.S. state … Next in line are North Dakota, Montana, Nevada, and Vermont, which sip on just under 35, 34, 33, and 32 gallons per person, per year, respectively.”

“On a booze by booze level, however, the story is a bit different … By the Beer Institute’s estimates, North Dakotans drink more than a pint per day on average—the most of any state in the country.”

“Washington D.C., however, is the definitive wine capital of the U.S.”

“New Hampshire is America’s biggest fan of hard alcohol.”

  • Mark_in_VA

    “Liveth fthrreee, or ddii….” *thunk*

  • Eno

    Would easily bet the NH data is skewed by the border-hopping residents in neighboring states taking advantage of NH’s tax free laws.

  • realnrh

    The article says that the NH Liquor Commission estimates that as much as 50% of all alcohol sales are purchased by out-of-state residents, but the article then claims to have accounted for that and pooh-poohs the idea that 12.5% of the total might be consumed out of state. I think this one’s got methodological flaws.

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