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Which State Drinks The Most (And Least) Beer?

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On a day when the underlying reason for celebration in the US is often washed away by a few gallons of alcohol, we thought it timely to see just which states are the biggest soaks. It is likely no surprise that Utah is the driest state but the top 4 states seem head and shoulders above the rest with North Dakota topping the list at 45.8 gallons of beer per capita per year (or an average of just over 1 pint per day - which seems very reasonable?).



Only 4 states have seen consumption per capita rise in the last 5 years - Vermont (+8.34%), North Dakota (+7.5%), Maine (+3.45%) and New Hampshire (+0.34%) - while Nevada (-16.42%), Washington (-15.24%), and Florida (-15.01%) are sobering up the fastest...


Source: Bloomberg


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Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:30 | 3722290 wee-weed up
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Hey... Oil boom jockies get thirsty!

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:00 | 3722384 Skateboarder
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An ale a day keeps the lager away.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:41 | 3722478 WayBehind
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Even North Dakota is WayBehind Czech Republic and Germany :)

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:50 | 3722675 IPA
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Don't know what is wrong with Washington. I feel like I am doing more than my fair share. Yuppies and their cosmopolitan... 

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:43 | 3722749 merizobeach
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Three out of the top four states are the members of the tri-state militia.  I kind of miss Montana: that's some pretty country; with the micro-brew revolution that has transpired in the States as well, it seems like it makes for a decent place to visit.  Not to live, mind you, but surely a nice visit.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:17 | 3722795 Boondocker
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While the survival types tout montana, man there are some dumbass people there.  And working fast is apparently against the law.

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 01:44 | 3736580 merizobeach
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I thought that was funny.  I grew up for 11 years in Coeur d'Alene.  After my family moved there when I was a small child, I grew up occasionally hearing my mother's sarcastic impression of the locals: "I don't know, I'm from Idaho".  Beautiful place, though.  Spectacular, really.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 01:50 | 3722848 G-R-U-N-T
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Let's get a World Wide Alcohol Consumption perspective.....

The only way Putin can maintain control is to keep his populace drunker than shit!

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 02:49 | 3722859 Kirk2NCC1701
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That's because the power of the beer lobby in places like Bavaria is such, that beer does not count as 'alcohol', and is therefore consumed regularly by workers on their lunch breaks.

Clearly this has NOT impacted their productivity or the quality of the Bavarian made cars (Audi, BMW). And many parts of their Autobahn still have NO speed limit.

Interestingly, Germans will tolerate high cigarette and gasoline prices (highly taxed), but not high alcohol prices.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 10:45 | 3723626 FeralSerf
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Compared to most of the rest of Europe, German gasoline prices are not high.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:57 | 3722769 Bullionaire
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"Source: Bloomberg'





Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:26 | 3722547 0b1knob
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The North Dakota figures are distorted because of the massive beer consumption of the Indians who live on the reservations there.   Not politically correct to point it out, but LAWDY those red skins can drink.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:31 | 3722636 mofreedom
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does whizkey count as beer?

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:58 | 3722772 natty light
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Notice South Dakota close behind.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 01:38 | 3722842 G-R-U-N-T
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Hey... Oil boom jockies get thirsty!

Don't you ever call drilling crews "jockies", them roughnecks, WORM!

and "jockies" is spelled "jockeys", look at your g-string label fer cryn' out loud!

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:31 | 3722292 imbrbing
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Now I know which states are most FREE! Thx!?

EDIT: Now I know a drunk man is a free man, lol.



Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:29 | 3722293 Tenshin Headache
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New Hampshire - who woulda thunk?

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:46 | 3722345 Bringin It
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It's all the Mass-holes going north to party.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:36 | 3722643 mofreedom
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i hate all massholes, even the brewers of Sam Adams that forgot a part of the declaration in one of theif recent ads...who do they tjink they are, the president.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:09 | 3722787 merizobeach
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Dude (dumbass), even in the link you provide, it is acknowledged that Sam Adams did not forget to include the words 'by their creator', but didn't include them because of industry guidelines--also published in the link--(and perhaps also because of some intelligent people in their marketing department).  Furthermore, the DoI was not being quoted--it was being paraphrased.

The shitheaded writer at 'theblaze' claims, "rights granted by God shouldn’t be taken away — rights given by man can change with the wind."

So, mofreedom, considering that your own so-called 'god' was created by uneducated people's small imaginations and fed to you as a baby, I'd say that any rights granted by such a 'god' don't actually exist at all.  But you delusional types are just fucking hopeless.  If you'd at least just stop materially and ideologically supporting the war machine (with your taxes and voting), then despite still being a blight on history for your stupidity, you would no longer be guilty of continuously committing crimes against humanity.  By the way, I'm just trying to gauge your cognitive dissonance: how does your life-long contributions to genocide morally stack up with the fictional god you believe in?  Or is it ok, because the people you help destroy believe in your god's fictitious cousin deity?

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 09:07 | 3723226 mofreedom
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the decleration is not religion...paraphrasing it  is treasonous...the rest of your crap is crap.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:41 | 3750324 merizobeach
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Aren't you far too illiterate to be on this site?  GTFO of here, you stupid motherfucker.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:38 | 3722644 mofreedom
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i hate all massholes, cause they gave us ted kennedy and john kerry and the pussy red socks with those fucking beards.


Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:17 | 3722716 HulkHogan
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It's pahty, not party. Fuck'an retahd, don't knah hah ta fuck'an tahk.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:50 | 3722761 BLOTTO
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I rather get baked.


Its good medicine.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:37 | 3722810 prains
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american beer is brown water

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:20 | 3722536 MarkD
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I own property next door to a 250,000 sq.ft. building being built that will supply NH's liquor stores. They are anticipating 75 tractor trailers in and out of there per day. The building is massive and hard to imagine NH drinks that much liquor........and this doesn't include beer which can be bought just about anywhere.

I want to dig some tunnels to the warehouse....

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:23 | 3722624 Harbanger
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It's not that they drink more beer.  The shitty tax laws in MA make people go to NH to buy their booze.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:13 | 3722712 DanDaley
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Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:14 | 3722714 Oleander
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Mass. Eliminated the sales tax on liquor, it  caused a drop in sales in NH. The traffic on 93 and 95 is so bad it would not seem worth the trip for most. 

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 02:33 | 3722857 dogfish
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New Hampshire is the only New England state with no deposit on carbonated beverage containers.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:33 | 3722298 TahoeBilly2012
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Yea but Californian's drink micro brews and the have higher alcohol so actual alcohol intake may vary.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:43 | 3722334 Skateboarder
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I had a liter of Lagunitas IPA (6.2%) and a liter of Stone Ruination IPA (7.7%) last night. Surely felt like I had three liters... ;)

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:14 | 3722422 myne
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What's your average US beer? Aussie beer is usually around 4.5%. Some of the popular beers are in the mid-high 5's.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:33 | 3722468 Skateboarder
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AnheuserBusch, MillerCoors, and the conglomerate generally spit out 5% beers. You won't find the average American pilsener/lager going higher than 5.4%.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:20 | 3722538 Dixie Rect
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In Commiefornia they don't drink beer, they drink cerveza.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:33 | 3722299 TahoeBilly2012
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North Dakota...aren't those big indian reservations up there?

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:34 | 3722305 imbrbing
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Yea, and they are all drunk, see above statment ;-p

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:50 | 3722358 22winmag
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... or the below statement. Who in the world displays comments as oldest first?

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:22 | 3722541 imbrbing
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A  person?

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:49 | 3722355 deepsouthdoug
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fracking roughnecks I'd bet!

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:14 | 3722424 Jeff Lebowski
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Bingo. If you have been there in the past couple years, you expected to see North Dakota at the top. I would imagine the towns in the Bakken areas would be double (or more) the state average.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:33 | 3722302 world_debt_slave
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I was going to say DC, but then remembered they get the newly minted green before everyone else and so drink from the top shelf.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:02 | 3722388 knukles
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There was some other data about DC stating that it has the highest hard liquor consumption per capita and incidence of alcoholism

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Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:39 | 3722477 McMolotov
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I might fit in in DC since I'm a hard liquor guy (cheap ass Admiral Nelson's rum tonight), but I should probably stay where I am. I'm not an angry drunk, but living in DC would make me Hulk out and break shit.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:44 | 3722486 Hulk
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I approve this message !!!

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:10 | 3722525 BeagleOne
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That is a prime example of Senator Crapo of Idaho. Good Mormon Bishop who got tagged with a DUI and admitted he had strayed due to his preferece of gin/vodka tonics... Hello NSA.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:33 | 3722303 UP Forester
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Those in Michigan can't afford to buy beer, just homebrew.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:59 | 3722380 Five8Charlie
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Homebrew > Store-bought.

Just sayin'

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:14 | 3722423 stacking12321
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yeah, in some ways.

it sure is nice to drink something you made yourself. and to know you're not supporting a tyrranical government with your money, which counts for a lot in my book.

but, there's also something to be said about specialization - it's hard to get your recipe just right and reach the quality that the professionals do.


Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:05 | 3722696 tip e. canoe
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yeah, but that's the fun of it,

especially when you grow your own barley & hops & flavorin.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:36 | 3722309 czarangelus
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How can CA possibly be so low with our strong microbrewing culture? Well, me an' my friends are doing our part to support local breweries!

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:44 | 3722341 dick cheneys ghost
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YES....Suport the local breweries......fuck that corporate crap they call beer......its not beer, its goat piss..

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:57 | 3722374 Skateboarder
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Are you saying you don't like Budweiser? What are you, some kind of anti-murkan terris?

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:12 | 3722419 kito
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Budweiser or piss......tough choice.....

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:17 | 3722435 NidStyles
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Piss is free, easy choice.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:34 | 3722471 Skateboarder
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Corona is Corzine's piss.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:42 | 3722483 dick cheneys ghost
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"The craft brewing renaissance happened because American consumers fell in love with the taste of craft beer and the idea of craft beer: supporting small, family, local, artisanal businesses."

''and warning that big beer was using its power to "squeeze independent beer distributors" and "marginalize craft beer makers"—hurting both brewers and beer drinkers in the process.''


these big brewers are using every trick in the book to fuck the little guy over......

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:49 | 3722496 kito
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fuck big beer.........

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:12 | 3722531 fonzannoon
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big brews have the distributor route owned so the little guy has a hard ti e getting on the shelf. it's the same bullshit, no matter what industry.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:06 | 3722599 kito
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Thankfully there are plenty of liquor stores by me that carry local beer.....flying fish...., Brooklyn beer....., Ithaca brewing.....river horse.....I think in the past 5 years, the stores are taking the local brewers more seriously.....

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:29 | 3722633 NeedtoSecede
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Had an old timer tell me a joke a few years back that fits here:

Drinking Coors Lite is like having sex in a canoe. Funcking near water.

I prefer me a good Irish Stout.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:05 | 3722781 0b1knob
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Actually that's how the drink sex on the beach got its name.   Its a woman's drink that has so little alcohol in it that is "f*cking close to water" ie like sex on the beach.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:20 | 3722442 dick cheneys ghost
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YEs I aM.....I just got tired of drinking 15 beers to catch a small buzz

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:32 | 3722466 post turtle saver
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like sex in a canoe... fucking close to water

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:03 | 3722515 BeagleOne
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You are aware the A/B beer are owned by the country of Belgium.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:38 | 3722740 Umh
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Somehow rice beer just doesn't sound right and it certainly doesn't taste right.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:16 | 3722427 B2u
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Sorry but I never tried to drink real goat piss so I do not know what it tastes like.  When did you drink some?  Did you buy a goat?

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:50 | 3722485 kito
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try budweiser, or coors, or corona, or any of the other mega corporate inspid goat piss will get the idea.......

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 08:45 | 3723140 Whatta
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That is very disrespectful of goat piss, sir! My goats are highly offended and demand retraction of that statement.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:58 | 3722506 Stuck on Zero
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They must not be including the great Mexican beers imported into Southern California: Dos Equis, Corona, Cerveza etc.


Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:45 | 3722663 mofreedom
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the mexicans piss in their vats and wipe their butts with their bare hands before packing the beer in cases.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:32 | 3722638 GMadScientist
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"How can CA possibly be so low with our strong microbrewing culture?"

Because this is measuring gallons consumed, not dollars spent, or hours spent ruminating about hoppiness.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:06 | 3722697 tip e. canoe
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they're shipping it all out east.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:47 | 3722758 Clever Name
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Flying Dog (Frederick, MD) 20 mins up the road. Most of their IPA's are too hoppy for me, but still damn good, I'm more of a stout fan.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:40 | 3722323 ZeroChance
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Opiate for the masses

Liquid courage at the bar

Liquid submission as a citizen

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:42 | 3722330 ultimate warrior
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I'm from Wisconsin and I love beer!

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:47 | 3722350 Big Brother
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Clearly beer consumption is proporationate to

a)  States with a large rural population relative to total population.

b)  Farming and farming support activities.

c)  Not being Mormon.


Knowing this, I wonder what the tap-house/micro-brew situation looks like in ND, SD, MT please comment.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:54 | 3722366 ultimate warrior
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I think the consumption levels has to do with your ancestry. I live in an area of WI made up of Danish/Dutch/German people who migrated over as farmers. Most of these people drank alot of beer back then and that tradition has continued on.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:42 | 3722482 Jam Akin
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Frequent heavy consumption of cheap beer is a long standing Wisconsin tradition...

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:52 | 3722360 Big Corked Boots
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I figure CT, NY and NJ have low beer consumption because they can afford wine.

Beer is for flyover states.


Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:08 | 3722408 Rehyponzicated
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Who drinks wine? Just the French and the gay...

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:22 | 3722446 Big Corked Boots
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(channelling the Most Interesting Man in the World:)

I don't always drink wine, but when I do, my pants are tucked into my boots.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:43 | 3722484 Jam Akin
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Simon Black has a Spanish accent?

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:47 | 3722490 kito
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there are great bottles of wine for 10-15 bucks....hardly expensive when accounting for a six pack of quality micro brew for 6-9 bucks..........there is a time place and season for both wine and beer.....................

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:58 | 3722378 mydogisprettier...
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As a person from the Louisville, Ky area....


how about a chart of Bourbon per capita?

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:59 | 3722379 Bay of Pigs
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State of WA drinks near the least amount of beer? LOL....this is a joke right?

Some of these polls make zero sense to me.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:48 | 3722492 kito
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thats because these polls are put out by the BLS......................

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:08 | 3722407 Aurora Ex Machina
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Utah: Lizards and Spooks everywhere.

There's a real reason the Russians don't trust anyone who doesn't drink like a fish: they can't handle it.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:07 | 3722701 tip e. canoe
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Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:33 | 3722469 toadold
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Whew, just as long as Texas beat out Louisiana. 

Texas has a fair number of towns and areas that where settled by beer drinking Europeans, Germans and Bohemians.  One kid from a German town showed up Baylor Universitey, a dry Baptist campus, and started to unload his car. He was heart broken when told he couldn't take the two cases of beer up to his dorm room. Texas A&M, on the other hand,supports three beer distributorships. 

As Johan Golberg has said, Budweiser is a beer for when you just want a beer and no surprizes. It's not greqt, it's not bad, it is the closest thing to generic beer you are going to find. No matter where you go it tastes the same. It is popular with the hot and sweaty outdoor working crowd. You can knock back a couple and not fall on your behind. 

Foster's on the other hand, is what you drink when you have kids. 

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:34 | 3722470 Winston Smith 2009
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The three people in North Dakota must be drunk most of the time and I can't say I blame them.

For the benefit of Utah, I'd like to see a graph of magic underwear sales by state.

Scientology - making Mormons look sane since 1952.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:58 | 3722508 Spastica Rex
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Scientology is great for Catholics, too!


Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:48 | 3722494 Tsar Pointless
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Had three beers today here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My first beers in months. Samuel Adams White Lantern, to be exact.

I'm usually a whiskey guy.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:56 | 3722500 Spastica Rex
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Washington used to be a beer state, now it's a state of annoying wine snobs.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:58 | 3722503 kito
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you are such a beer snob.................................

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:01 | 3722512 Spastica Rex
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No, I'm not.

But Terminal Gavity IPA, brewed in Enterprise, Oregon, is God's own beer.

I normally drink Kokanee, aka B.C. Bud.


/love beer

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:10 | 3722788 Big Brother
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From WA, - Red Hook IPA- tasty!

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:00 | 3722504 BeagleOne
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A lot of "jack" Mormons in Idaho... LOL

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:10 | 3722527 Mr. Hudson
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North Dakota is not dominated by Wall Street like the other 49 states. People there have work and make good wages. They work hard and play hard. You can't buy beer with food stamps; only meth. That's why they drink beer in North Dakota and there is hardly any meth.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:11 | 3722529 IridiumRebel
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Nevada, Washington and Florida are trading in Miller Light for OxyContin.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:39 | 3722567 KickIce
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Florida and Nevada both rely heavily on tourism.  Probably misrepresented on the high side when the economy is robust while much of their drop is due to tourism dropping off.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:03 | 3722596 astroloungers
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Reading all this snobbery and wine faggotry make me miss Lucky Lager.....11 oz. bottles and a word puzzle under every cap.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:10 | 3722608 Skateboarder
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Tape a little bag of beernuts to every bottle and that would be the most money-raking marketing scheme ever.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:22 | 3722622 Braverdave
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Hey ... my bros on the res drink Lucky!

Budweiser makes it now ;)

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:14 | 3722616 g'kar
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Beer takes longer to get drunk than bourbon. Why waste the time?

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:16 | 3722617 Braverdave
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Here are some stats for Canadians (I am in BC) ...

I like beer.

During the summer my favourite is St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale from McAuslan Breweries and I am lately also enjoying a Raspberry Ale they make too.

During the winter I like Granville Island Lions Winter Ale.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:56 | 3722683 Quantum Darwinism
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lol Quebec is #2 in alcohol consumption!! I am from Quebec, but now live in BC, and GOD BOOZE IS EXPENSIVE HERE.

My personal favorite: La Fin Du Monde by Unibroue: 9% strong craft beer; not for pussies.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:14 | 3722713 mofreedom
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do they still brew molson xxx?

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:52 | 3722765 hyperbole2000
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XXX is the preferrref brew for boat races. On your mark set GO.

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:47 | 3722670 GoBadgers
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C'mon Sconnie, gotta do better than 5th!!!!!

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:09 | 3722704 tip e. canoe
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if i recall correctly, ND has the lowest debt of any state and also is the only state to have a state bank.


Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:22 | 3722719 Elliptico
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Correlation with ganja smoking?

Take a hit from the bong, and go right to the rock, mon.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:31 | 3722806 Morla
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Nah no one who just hit the bong feels like going on a beer run..

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:39 | 3722741 10mm
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Sad,fuckin sad we have to go here.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:04 | 3722779 tip e. canoe
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yes, but predictable

(in hindsight of course)

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:48 | 3722812 Elliptico
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Thanks to QE, I now drink $10 reds.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 01:03 | 3722819 TN Jed
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That chart is racist!  Starting the graph at 20 gallons instead of 0 makes Utah and others look as if they are a fraction of ND when they are just half.  I mean they still drink over 20 gallons.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 01:11 | 3722827 Skateboarder
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Can't go wrong with a 32 High Life or 40 PBR. Classic drinks. Edward 40Hands, anyone?

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 01:27 | 3722838 ebworthen
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I'm buying my share, what else can I do?

Making some of my own too.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 05:21 | 3722910 daily bread
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Seeing South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana in the bottom four makes sense .. they all have Indian reservations (and drinking problems for the people living on them).  But I can't figure why New Hampshire is in that group.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 05:27 | 3722911 Incubus
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What the fuck do they do in Utah for fun?

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:36 | 3723955 ebworthen
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Cheat, and eat a lot of Jello and Ice Cream.

Also, highest use of anti-depressants in the Nation.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 06:09 | 3722918 Manipuflation
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I'm a little disappointed that Wisconsin is not number one.  It's 5 AM here and I am going to crack one open.  What time in the morning do they start drinking in NoDak.  4 AM?  Jeebus, how about a little temperance there NoDak?!


Fri, 07/05/2013 - 06:14 | 3722920 Manipuflation
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Fucking Blackberry. Never buy one of these fucking things.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 07:11 | 3722952 Manipuflation
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The Free Shit Army of crows has just moved in.  They remind me of MSM with their incessant cawing.  There are one less of them now.  Nothing better than starting off the day with a casualty.  Now go pick over the carcass of one of your own.  Fly off.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 07:28 | 3722965 surferexx
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we don't drank beer in the souf.  We drank the syzzrup

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 07:36 | 3722973 Manipuflation
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Alcoholism is not a disease but rather the condition that is acheived by an individual who has been subjected to prolonged exposure to Federal Reserve FOMC press releases.

Acute alcoholism can also occur from prolonged exposure to the US Supreme Court, the US Congress, the President of the United States or any combination thereof.


Fri, 07/05/2013 - 07:39 | 3722976 muleskinner
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Avery Brewing in Boulder has Hog Heaven, Avery IPA, Dugana, all good brews.

Boulder Brewing has Mojo India Pale Ale.  An excellent IPA.

In Longmont, Left Hand Brewing has Warrior IPA.  It's good too.  

Ranger IPA from New Belgium is a top notch IPA.

Torpedo from Sierra Nevada is a great ipax2.

In Montana, Bent Nail from Red Lodge Brewing is a good brew.

However, O'Dell's Brewing in Fort Collins is by far and away the finest brewery in the US.

Their IPA is one great brew.

As I have mentioned here on another post, Crooked Tree IPA is one great ipa.

Colorado has the edge for the best brews brewed in the US.

Summit's Extra Pale Ale is a good brew too.  It's brewed in Minnesota.

Sam Adam's Latitude 48 is an ok ipa, but not great.

Red Hood IPA is ok.

If you haven't had a Furious, you're missing out.

Ethos from Tall Grass is an excellent brew.

Ich trinke gern bier.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 07:42 | 3722979 muleskinner
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I forgot to mention Dale's Pale Ale and Deviant Dale's Sinister Pale Ale.

You can go to Lyons, CO and drink them at Oskar Blues.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 07:45 | 3722986 BeansBulletsBandaids
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To be fair tobthe NorDak'ers, there's nothing much else to do up there... It seems like every small town has a bar that's the social hub of the community

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 07:47 | 3722987 BeansBulletsBandaids
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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 08:13 | 3723027 Unstable Condition
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The only reason Ky. drinks so little is due to the Perc 30 addiction.

The pain clinic is the new liquor store...

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 10:50 | 3723643 Crash Overide
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Even though I am not Austrian, I like beer with breakfast. Steak, eggs, beer... sold!

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