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(Huffington Post)   "On a per capita basis, Illinois residents drank an average of 28.9 gallons in 2011, falling behind Wisconsin residents, who chugged 36.2 gallons of beer per capita"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 79
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2012-07-02 09:15:01 PM
I used to go to Eau Claire Wisconsin for vacations. I think you could go from the west city limits to the east city limits by starting at the first bar you see, and throwing your beer glass at the next one, until you reach farmland. And if you burned them all down, you couldn't do 100,000 dollars damage total, excepting liquor. We called them "plywood bars."

/helluva lot of fun, though
//not subby
 
2012-07-02 09:25:32 PM
145 pints in a year?

That's ... not that much.
 
2012-07-02 09:32:29 PM

kmmontandon: 145 pints in a year?

That's ... not that much.


average. You figure there is a certain percentage of the population that don't drink at all.
 
2012-07-02 10:35:23 PM

Ambivalence: kmmontandon: 145 pints in a year?

That's ... not that much.

average. You figure there is a certain percentage of the population that don't drink at all.


And some, like I, who don't drink much. Realize also that this doesn't include liquor, wine, or liqueurs
 
2012-07-02 10:53:58 PM

kmmontandon: 145 pints in a year?

That's ... not that much.



I think your math is a little off.

8 pints per gallon. Times 36.2 gallons = 289.6 pints. Let's call it 290 pints per year.
 
2012-07-02 11:20:30 PM
are wisconsinites fatter because they drink more or do they drink more because they are so much fatter?
 
2012-07-03 01:42:50 AM
I drink approximately that much beer in a month.

12 fl oz X 12 (beers) X 30 days = 33.54 gal.

//Yes, I am a Wisconsinite.
//Mostly PBR and Schlitz in bottles, a good IPA if I have money in my pocket.
///Liver? Who knows, I'm afraid to find out.
 
2012-07-03 01:44:10 AM
Amateurs
 
Zel
2012-07-03 01:44:20 AM

thomps: are wisconsinites fatter because they drink more or do they drink more because they are so much fatter?


No we're heavier because we love sausage and cheese and milk and beer and cake, and we stay bundled up for the nine months of winter.
 
2012-07-03 01:44:49 AM
Obvious tag's on vacation again.

thomps: are wisconsinites fatter because they drink more or do they drink more because they are so much fatter?


It's the cheese.

/Wrong dairy board, I know
//But I learned in Wisconsin that aged cheddar goes well with a hot slice of deep-dish apple pie.
///Seriously.
 
2012-07-03 01:46:26 AM
Pussies.
 
2012-07-03 01:50:28 AM

thomps: are wisconsinites fatter because they drink more or do they drink more because they are so much fatter?

People in Chicago and Houston are much fatter fatter than our Milwaukee counterparts
 
2012-07-03 01:50:38 AM
Darwin, Australia. Highest per capita beer consumption in the world. All others are pretenders to the throne.
 
2012-07-03 01:53:42 AM

asscorethethird: ///Liver? Who knows, I'm afraid to find out.


Liver? I barely know 'er!
 
2012-07-03 01:55:33 AM

thomps: are wisconsinites fatter because they drink more or do they drink more because they are so much fatter?


Yes.
 
2012-07-03 01:56:08 AM
I"m from iowa and i like to drink beer.
 
2012-07-03 01:56:39 AM
Oops sorry: the stat for Darwin is 230 Liters per capita
 
2012-07-03 02:07:33 AM
Drinking is our State sport
 
2012-07-03 02:55:54 AM

Lligeret: thomps: are wisconsinites fatter because they drink more or do they drink more because they are so much fatter?

Yes.


*shakes fist*
 
2012-07-03 02:57:38 AM
Who gives a Fark?
 
2012-07-03 02:58:40 AM
Here's a list so you can see where your state ranks

Sadly it's alphabetical instead of by rank. Weirdly New Hampshire is #1 with 43.


asscorethethird: I drink approximately that much beer in a month.

12 fl oz X 12 (beers) X 30 days = 33.54 gal.

//Yes, I am a Wisconsinite.
//Mostly PBR and Schlitz in bottles, a good IPA if I have money in my pocket.
///Liver? Who knows, I'm afraid to find out.


From the list I linked above it appears TFA may be interpreting the chart incorrectly. My impression is that they're not saying GALLONS as much as BARRELS. So multiply that number by 31.
 
2012-07-03 02:58:52 AM
If you do get the chance to get some 7+ year old aged cheddar from Wisconsin, do so.

It's tasty.

I'm not sure if that's the reason why they are fatter, but it's a good reason.
 
2012-07-03 03:03:15 AM

To Wish Impossible Things: If you do get the chance to get some 7+ year old aged cheddar from Wisconsin, do so.

It's tasty.

I'm not sure if that's the reason why they are fatter, but it's a good reason.


Beer and cheese aren't real slimming foods?
I've known regular beer drinkers that can put down numerous beers on a daily basis and seem fine. Amazing.
 
2012-07-03 03:08:59 AM
On a per capita basis, Illinois residents drank an average of 28.9 gallons in 2011

Beer?
Hell, I do better than that in liquor.
 
2012-07-03 03:09:21 AM

Zel: thomps: are wisconsinites fatter because they drink more or do they drink more because they are so much fatter?

No we're heavier because we love sausage and cheese and milk and beer and cake, and we stay bundled up for the nine months of winter.


Not this year. It barely got cold last winter, I was pretty disappointed. I'm dying in this heat. :(

/Drinks maybe 4 times a year
//Wisconsinites do it better
 
2012-07-03 03:23:36 AM

fusillade762: Here's a list so you can see where your state ranks

Sadly it's alphabetical instead of by rank. Weirdly New Hampshire is #1 with 43.


asscorethethird: I drink approximately that much beer in a month.

12 fl oz X 12 (beers) X 30 days = 33.54 gal.

//Yes, I am a Wisconsinite.
//Mostly PBR and Schlitz in bottles, a good IPA if I have money in my pocket.
///Liver? Who knows, I'm afraid to find out.

From the list I linked above it appears TFA may be interpreting the chart incorrectly. My impression is that they're not saying GALLONS as much as BARRELS. So multiply that number by 31.


Somebody has to set the curve with all the church people screwing up the ratio.

Scary thing is I used to have a kegerator and used to drink alot more.

When does a Wisconsinite go to bed? When he is out of beer!
What doesn't happen in a reasonable amount of time when you have a kegerator?
Beer doesn't run out!
Ever have a 50 beer hangover? I have. Many times.
 
2012-07-03 04:05:48 AM
Did this test include products from Anheuser-Busch, Miller, and Coors? If so, we need a new test to see how much beer people drink.
 
2012-07-03 04:05:54 AM

asscorethethird: Ever have a 50 beer hangover? I have. Many times.


If you have a valid Wisconsin driver's license, I believe you. Y'all are just liquid people sloshin' around!
 
2012-07-03 04:18:09 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: asscorethethird: Ever have a 50 beer hangover? I have. Many times.

If you have a valid Wisconsin driver's license, I believe you. Y'all are just liquid people sloshin' around!


Speaking of Wisconsin driver's licenses, last summer I saw a car insurance ad in a WI newspaper advertising a "safe driver discount" for any WI resident who hasn't had a DUI in the past 3 months. Too bad none of us are eligible...
 
2012-07-03 04:29:47 AM

Granolabar: Too bad none of us are eligible...


LOL, that's just TOO funny! If you're ever driving through Alma Wisconsin, stop at the local plywood bar. My sis and I did, and we've never found people more friendly, or beer so cheap. The whole town, men, women and children will appear at one time or another.

/God bless Alma Wisconsin
 
2012-07-03 04:43:38 AM
I hate Illinois drunkards.
 
2012-07-03 05:41:55 AM
Yeah, yeah, I'm working on it.
 
2012-07-03 05:56:00 AM

fusillade762: From the list I linked above it appears TFA may be interpreting the chart incorrectly. My impression is that they're not saying GALLONS as much as BARRELS. So multiply that number by 31.


Nope. First of all it says "gallons per person" in the title. Then do the math.

Alabama: (3.12 M barrels shipped) / (a population of 3.19 M) = ?

If you get 30.3 barrels you may be drinking too much.
 
2012-07-03 06:18:24 AM
As Lewis Black says, we aren't alcoholics, we are professionals.
 
2012-07-03 06:58:28 AM

desertfool: As Lewis Black says, we aren't alcoholics, we are professionals.


we are also the only people who will applaud jager.
 
2012-07-03 07:10:34 AM
I am happy to call myself a Wisconsinite. At least I'm not a southern flatlander... Damn bears fans.
 
2012-07-03 07:24:13 AM
i have a 11 month old baby.

number of gallons drank this year: 0.

number of gallons needed:
 
2012-07-03 07:29:38 AM
I live in Illinois, and I'm drinking the share of a number of people.....hell, I brewed 70 gallons of my own this past year.
 
2012-07-03 07:30:32 AM
36 gallons is about 386 12 oz beers, or slightly more than 1 can of beer a day. However if you get rid of kids, mormons and others who abstain the average for people who drink is probably around 10-12 beers a week.

That means the average drinker in wisconsin is binge drinking 2-3 nights a week. And that doesn't even take into account wine or liquor, just beer.
 
2012-07-03 07:34:08 AM
Wait until they hear about Romney's Mormon plot to take away their beer and football.
 
2012-07-03 08:03:41 AM
I think we'll have to change our term of endearment to "Farking Illinois Lightweights".
 
2012-07-03 08:05:29 AM
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2012-07-03 08:10:37 AM
Thats pretty low considering they have to deal with living in flyover country somehow.
 
2012-07-03 08:21:42 AM
Ok. I realize that this is Fark. I am not trolling. I am stating an observation. I moved from Florida to Wisconsin about 6 years ago. I have never been much of a drinker. In fact, I can count the times I have drank alcohol in two hands and I am a

lmost 40 years old.

I have never seen such a boozer state in my life. You aren't inducted in the "Good Ol' Boys" system around here unless you have had at least one dui/owi. The funny thing is that in the town that I live in, bars are open at 6 am and people are there at 6:01 am. There are just as many bars in town as there are churches. People leave the churches, go to the bars and watch the Packers games and drink.

They have raised taxes on cigarettes and tobacco at least twice in the last 5 years and yet the tavern league won't even discuss the possibility of raising the taxes on alcohol cuz they may not make as much money.

Wisconsin doesn't care if it has the highest DUI rate in the country. Wisconsin wants to keep the beer distributors happy. Cuz of course, they are the job creators.
 
2012-07-03 08:22:12 AM

twat_waffle: [img1.fark.net image 54x11]


First off - ^ THIS ^

Secondly, how much beer do Illinoisans drink in Wisconsin? I don't think these studies looked at how much residents from each state drink, but rather how much beer/alcohol is consumed in the state, then divided by the state population. Nevada is number 5 on the beer consumption list, but my guess would be a lot of that is done by residents of other states.

rico567: I live in Illinois, and I'm drinking the share of a number of people.....hell, I brewed 70 gallons of my own this past year.


I think you might be flying under the radar, since you aren't purchasing any beer it may not show up in these numbers.
 
2012-07-03 08:29:02 AM
If you lived in Wisconsin, you'd drink that much too.
 
2012-07-03 08:29:08 AM
Boom... suck it FIBs
 
2012-07-03 08:32:10 AM
Well, duh. And I'm assuming that they are including all residents and children in the average for it to be so low.
 
2012-07-03 08:32:14 AM

yellow_ducki: Zel: thomps: are wisconsinites fatter because they drink more or do they drink more because they are so much fatter?

No we're heavier because we love sausage and cheese and milk and beer and cake, and we stay bundled up for the nine months of winter.

Not this year. It barely got cold last winter, I was pretty disappointed. I'm dying in this heat. :(

/Drinks maybe 4 times a year
//Wisconsinites do it better


Me too. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
 
2012-07-03 08:39:28 AM
No Louis Black yet in a Wisconsin drinking thread? For shame, Fark.

"I love Wisconsin. I love coming here. I've performed here, uh, a lot because I've discovered that you people apparently have some sort of federal grant for drinking. You're insane! You pay less for liquor than anybody I know anywhere else in the country. Nobody pays less for liquor than you. What are you, what are you - ha, HOW? I don't know if you're using that farm subsidy money or if you're just hijacking liquor trucks, but this is farkin' insane. Is it volume? It's unbe-farkin'-lievable! It's staggering!
I come here because basically, if I spend four days drinking here, even with the plane ticket, it's cheaper than drinking in New York. How do you know when it's New Year's? That's the big mystery to me. What's the difference? I've been in bars here, and it's like New Year's every farkin' night!
(Imitating a Wisconsinite) Oh, New Year's, that when we, uh, drink with hats on.
I've been drunker here than anyplace else I've ever been in my life. And remember this: You are NOT, you are not alcoholics. You, and, my hat is off to you, you....are professionals."
 
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