Study: Wisconsinites consume more beer than almost any other state

CREATED Jul 2, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - The Beer Institute has released their lists of per-capita beer consumption by state, and Wisconsin is near the top.

Wisconsin came in fifth in the study, behind only North Dakota, New Hampshire, Montana and South Dakota. In 2012, residents of a legal age drank an average of 36.2 gallons of beer. The national average is 28.2 gallons per person.

According to the study, the beer industry in Wisconsin provides 30,440 jobs directly in the industry and contributes over $3.5 billion directly to the economy.

Read the full report here.