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Top 5 States Buying the MOST Beer...

by Vanessa Ryan

The U.S. is still buying beer, but it's spending on imports, small brewers' styles and big-brewer "craft" brands such as Blue Moon and Goose Island. With the help of the Brewers Association and Beer Institute, here is a look at the biggest beer states in the union and just what's driving them:

5. Wisconsin
Gallons of beer per person: 36.2
Number of breweries: 90
Breweries per 100,000 drinking-age residents: 2.2

4. South Dakota
Gallons of beer per person: 38.9
Number of breweries: 10
Breweries per 100,000 drinking-age residents: 1.7

3. Montana
Gallons of beer per person: 41
Number of breweries: 39
Breweries per 100,000 drinking-age residents: 5.3

2. New Hampshire
Gallons of beer per person: 43.9
Number of breweries: 22
Breweries per 100,000 drinking-age residents: 2.2

1. North Dakota
Gallons of beer per person: 45.8
Number of breweries: 6
Breweries per 100,000 drinking-age residents: 2.2

Are you surprised?

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