5 states that drink the most beer

While most of the US is switching to wine and spirits, the beer-drinking culture is chugging along strong in these states.

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Jul 28, 2014 7:47PM
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What? Where are the "Cheeseheads".....wtf?

They're the "Irish" of the US.

Something amiss. Drinking beer and no "Cheeseheads"!?!



Jul 28, 2014 11:54PM
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Four beers in a sitting counts as binge drinking?  Pathetic!
Jul 28, 2014 7:18PM
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I figured Wisconsin and Wyoming would top the list!  They must be slacking off!
Jul 29, 2014 12:11AM
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I'm from northern Wisconsin.  Every time I hear the evening news, I start drinking. When the heat bills come in the winter, I drink.  When the electric bill comes in the summer for air conditioning, I drink.


With all this good Wisconsin beer, I'm contributing to my home state's economy.  Actually, in Wisconsin, drinking beer is a hobby?  We soak our bratwurst in beer before grilling it.  We marinate beef or other meats in beer before cooking it. 


I've saved a lot of money by bringing beer home rather than going to a bar, since you can't smoke in a bar anymore!  How can you enjoy a beer without a cigarette? 



Jul 29, 2014 9:45AM
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Nice rack on the woman from SD.  Titties and beer.  A great combo in any state.
Jul 29, 2014 1:26AM
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All I know is I wanna go drink with that gal from South Dakota! I'll even buy the beer! {whew}
Jul 28, 2014 6:54PM
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of course those are the top five states. if i lived in any of those states, where there is nothing to do, I'd drink as well.
Jul 28, 2014 11:19PM
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Are you sure that you checked your numbers right?  How is Wisconsin not on this list, let alone not number one?  Perhaps the total population of Wisconsin vs. another state might not consume as much since there's a lot of open areas in the north and west parts of the state.  However, I can go outside right now and throw a rock and I promise you that I will hit a bar with it.  On many major streets, there's often a bar at every other business; I have seen as many as eight bars on one city block.  I have never seen a bar go out of business once around here ever.  In fact, the city I live in often worries about an issue of handing out too many liquor licenses.

Besides manufactoring beer in the state, we use beer to boil our brats, make batter for our cheese curds, onion rings, and fried fish (which I might add is a lot with our tradition of having a Fish Fry every Friday year round), and even use beer as a social greeting.  I guess if you want to get picky about consuming beer vs. drinking it straight out of the bottle or can, maybe then Wisconsin is behind these other states but in raw consumption, I find it hard to believe.
Jul 28, 2014 6:56PM
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I'll drink to that. Here to ya, North Dakota!
Jul 28, 2014 9:18PM
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Wanna know how much Cheeseheads love their beer? Pop one open...they'll be a knock on your door. Upon opening they'll be two Cheeseheads (you'll know by either a Packers or U of Wisconsin sweatshirt)...."ahem, we heard something...do you need help?.....we have pretzels and Lutefisk".

Let them in, you'll have a ball!....then when you want them to go, just say "Da Bears are gonna wax Rodgers this year". They'll shed a tear and leave begrudgingly (because they know you still have beer).

No worries, pop open another, they'll come back! (lose the Lutefisk though, guys)

Jul 28, 2014 8:14PM
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Come on Oregon,we just aren't trying hard enuff!
Jul 28, 2014 8:15PM
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North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin highest three states with binge drinkers.
Jul 28, 2014 10:27PM
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Just jealous you  do not live in North Dakota!!! In fact some of the best hunting and fishing are in the Dakota's, get your facts right. Cheers to ya ND!!
Jul 28, 2014 11:50PM
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"U.S. beer consumption fell slightly from 28.3 gallons per drinking-aged adult in 2012 to 27.6 gallons last year."  Clearly, I'm not doing my part.
Jul 28, 2014 9:21PM
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No wonder North Dakotas number one.  Them oil field hands and rough necks like to get right!
Jul 28, 2014 9:25PM
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I hate these incomplete studies by MSN.  Why not just do the top 10?   I have to search to get the full details so I don't have to be blinded by MSN's filters.

Wisconsin is #6 by the way.  They fell in beer consumption as wine consumption has grown quite a bit over the time frame surveyed.

Jul 28, 2014 8:50PM
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What else is there to do in the winter?
Jul 28, 2014 9:23PM
Jul 28, 2014 10:51PM
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quess these bozo's have never been to Alaska. they do it right there.
Jul 28, 2014 8:31PM
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              There is plenty to do in Vt while we drink beer. Most Real Vermonters don't drink craft beer,

we cook with it. The good ole boys in the 359 gallon club usually have a blue or silver can. Get your

facts strait. The 35.9 gallon capita is the flat lander Vt club.

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