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States That Drink the Most Beer
24/7 Wall St. ^ | October 12, 2012

Posted on 10/12/2012 5:46:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Total consumption of beer in the U.S. has fallen for the third straight year, according to a report published by the Beer Institute, a beer lobbying group. Since 2008, total beer consumption has fallen by as much as 11% in some states. Americans still, however, consume a massive amount of the foamy beverage — an estimated 6.3 billion gallons in 2011. Nationwide, 28.3 gallons of beer a year were consumed for every American of legal age.

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TOPICS: Food; Society
KEYWORDS: beer
10. Delaware 9. Nebraska 8. Texas 7. Vermont 6. Wisconsin 5. Nevada 4. South Dakota 3. Montana 2. North Dakota 1. New Hampshire
1 posted on 10/12/2012 5:46:37 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

New Hampshire - Live Free or Die...or Drunk.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 5:48:11 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
Many residents from nearby states purchase booze there to avoid high taxes. A certain state that loves the Kennedys, especially.
3 posted on 10/12/2012 5:49:37 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Whichever one joe Biden is visiting.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 5:50:07 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: ConservativeStatement

5 posted on 10/12/2012 5:51:35 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

We are slipping..good thing election night will be here soon and I can contribute massive quantities to the total no matter who wins..


6 posted on 10/12/2012 5:53:26 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blamed Flamed Shamed didn't vote for R/R or O/B)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Massachusetts fell out of the top ten after Ted Kennedy died.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 5:55:19 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: ConservativeStatement

someone else must be drinking my and my wife’s 56.6 gallons, then.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 5:55:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sorry Michigan, they’ve retired my number.

We could’a be a contender.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 5:56:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m originally from Delaware. We used to have to hit PA or MD to get any beer on Sunday. Beer is only sold in liquor stores as well, no gas stations or supermarkets.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 5:57:22 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wisconsin is #1 in binge drinkers! Yay, we win.

> Pct. binge drinkers: 24.3% (the highest)


11 posted on 10/12/2012 5:57:26 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: montanajoe

You can always keep practicing, I know I am.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 5:58:58 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: ConservativeStatement

I brew more than 50 gallons per year, but unfortunately I have a hard time drinking it all. Beer is such a wonderful beverage, though, doing without it is inconceivable.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 5:58:58 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I will help if you want.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 6:00:03 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83
Practice makes purrfect..or something like that.

Good advice

15 posted on 10/12/2012 6:00:50 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blamed Flamed Shamed didn't vote for R/R or O/B)
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To: EEGator
I’m originally from Delaware. We used to have to hit PA or MD to get any beer on Sunday. Beer is only sold in liquor stores as well, no gas stations or supermarkets.

I live in Dover, and I fondly remember my daughter and me driving to Marydel on a Sunday to get beer when we'd run out on a weekend. The trip was half the fun.

16 posted on 10/12/2012 6:01:23 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Ratman83
I will help if you want.

Give a man a beer and he's got a buzz for an hour. Teach a man to brew, and he's drunk for a lifetime.

17 posted on 10/12/2012 6:03:06 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

18 posted on 10/12/2012 6:05:37 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: montanajoe

Here one for you. Ok I since you are not here I will drink it for you.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 6:06:32 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

That better be a really big draft if it is going to give me a buzz for and hour.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 6:08:25 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: ConservativeStatement

Considering that Old Joe was the one who scammed the FDR administration in the Scotch tariff, all is golden...


21 posted on 10/12/2012 6:15:55 PM PDT by Shady (Hey, King Bozo Osmocote....you can't hide the truth anymore..)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I hope the numbers are based on per capita consumption, as Delaware is a rather small state.


22 posted on 10/12/2012 6:19:25 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yeah, we like our beer here in Vermont.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 6:22:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GreenHornet

Ted was a Chivas Regal drinker. One observation about New Hampshire is probably true, a very large fraction of the beer purchased in New Hampshire is consumed in the state bordering it to the south.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 6:25:41 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ( Message to President Obama: Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

It was a fun trip. Usually a group of us...hungover as well. If we partied in Wilmington, we’d hit PA. Party in Newark, we’d hit MD. Good memories.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 6:28:07 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: ConservativeStatement

Number 4? We need to try harder. Seriously, though, it’s hard to believe anyone is above Wisconsin.


26 posted on 10/12/2012 6:37:15 PM PDT by SoDak (Obama..change you can step in.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

When I logged on to FR I looked at the “Latest posts” page and saw in this order: (This thread) “States that drink the most beer” immediately followed by one titled “Let the leaks begin” ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2944081/posts )


27 posted on 10/12/2012 6:42:33 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: COBOL2Java

He must be a BEARS fan.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 6:47:08 PM PDT by Shady (Hey, King Bozo Osmocote....you can't hide the truth anymore..)
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To: COBOL2Java

I have been watching the movie you posted. That guy has tossed down 16 of those so far and STILL hasn’t fallen off his chair!

I’m impressed!


29 posted on 10/12/2012 6:49:07 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

30 posted on 10/12/2012 6:55:26 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: rlmorel

That is HILARIOUS!


31 posted on 10/12/2012 7:38:55 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Which also explains why Vermont is #7. New Hampshire has two advantages: (1)No sales tax, (2)Closer to the bigger cities in Massachusetts.


32 posted on 10/12/2012 7:43:53 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Bigg Red
I hope the numbers are based on per capita consumption, as Delaware is a rather small state.

Well. don't forget there is no sales tax in Delaware. And it is next to NJ, PA, MD, and VA. Beer is not the only thing out-of-state folks buy in DE. Why do you think there is no sales tax here?

33 posted on 10/12/2012 7:50:01 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Let the redeemed of The LORD say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. (Ps. 107:2))
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To: cripplecreek; All

Sheesh, ‘creek. I’m doing my part. I’m going into my 46th season of beer drinking and I don’t think I’ve barfed beer in 26 years.

I just finished a Labatts Blue (I’m usually enjoying an IPA). Times are tight.

GO Michigan!


34 posted on 10/12/2012 7:58:33 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: AdamBomb

After lots of time with family in Medford,Abbotsford and Rice Lake

hard to believe Wi could be topped

Brats beer cheese and Packers

Only thing I don’t like is all the darn deer in the road


35 posted on 10/12/2012 8:09:53 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Heh, I know just what you mean.


36 posted on 10/12/2012 10:12:23 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: imardmd1

Well. don’t forget there is no sales tax in Delaware. And it is next to NJ, PA, MD, and VA. Beer is not the only thing out-of-state folks buy in DE.

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Actually, after I posted my comment, I though about that. It should have come to me sooner, as I live in MD, and we drive to DE to make home improvement purchases.

It is a bit out of the way for us, so driving there for a case of beer is not practical, but, if we are in Delaware for some big-ticket purchases, we swing by the liquor store if there’s room in the SUV.


37 posted on 10/13/2012 6:31:30 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: imardmd1

PS: Here in the Peoples Republic of Maryland, the sales tax is 6%, while the tax on alcohol is 9%!


38 posted on 10/13/2012 6:36:18 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red

I was born & raised in NY State, and transferred here under the Big Blue Oval. I hated to have to figure anything other than necessities needed an extra 10% to buy anything when I left there 28 years ago. Here, what you see is what you pay. That used to be a great relief, but now I’ve become accustomed to it, it would be hard to move to another state now that my income is mainly SS and it doesn’t cover my essentials. Drinking & smoking is not, for a long time. Last beer, 1985; last smoke 1990; last steady job, 1992; first SS check, 1999.


39 posted on 10/13/2012 7:08:35 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Let the redeemed of The LORD say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. (Ps. 107:2))
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To: ConservativeStatement
Next there should be a list of states that do the most meth.California...New York...Illinois....Washington...Vermont...Rhode Island,etc.
40 posted on 10/13/2012 7:34:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
One observation about New Hampshire is probably true, a very large fraction of the beer purchased in New Hampshire is consumed in the state bordering it to the south.

As are the majority of the TV's,computers,watches,iPods,tires (remember tires?)...

41 posted on 10/13/2012 7:38:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: EEGator
New Hampshire - Live Free or Die...or Drunk.

No kidding...the book listing weekly AA meetings in this state reminds me of a phone directory. Those 'K-Mart size' liquor stores at interstate rest areas keep the booze flowing (although they don't sell beer).

42 posted on 10/13/2012 7:40:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

43 posted on 10/13/2012 7:41:20 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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