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North Dakota Drinks the Most Beer Per Capita

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According to a new report, people in North Dakota drink the most beer per capita:

The Beer Institute on Tuesday released state-by-state consumption rankings for 2012, and North Dakota wins, consuming the most beer per capita. New Hampshire was next, followed by Montana. All three, it just so happens, share a border with our Molson-loving neighbor to the north. Utah consumed the least.

And, no offense to you Bismarckians out there, but what else are you gonna do on a cold winter’s night in North Dakota?

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

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  1. Gustopher says:

    I’d like to see this adjusted by alchohol content, as I’m pretty sure the craft beers of the Pacific Northwest should count more.

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  2. DC Loser says:

    It’s because all the single men working in the Bakken oil fields.

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  3. Mr. Prosser says:

    There used to be a brew up there called Grain Belt but I’ sure it’s gone now, nothing but Bud and Coors and Miller.

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  4. Rick says:

    47% have German ancestry; Germans like beer.

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  5. Brian says:

    GrainBelt Premium still flows freely here, although I prefer Coors. We’ve ranked this high long before them oil field punks knew we existed, and if you want crappy micro brew beers, we have that too. Also lets not forget about our Irish folk here, who like a beverage every now and there. Plain and simple, we like our beer no matter what time of the year. So stop on by and enjoy a nice cold one :)

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  6. Mr. Prosser says:

    @Brian: I’m glad to know Grain Belt is still around, haven’t had one 45 years or so, can’t find it in Colorado, lots of Coors though.

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  7. Mr. Prosser says:

    @Brian: Oh, by the way, go DU Hockey, beat NoDak!

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  8. ernieyball says:

    I remember Grain Belt here in Southern Illinois when I moved here in ’68. 99 cents a sixpac. Worth every penny!

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