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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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2012-07-03 08:46:39 AM  

jnoel: If you lived in Wisconsin, you'd drink that much too.


I've lived here for the better parts of my life and don't really drink. Though I have several close friends who more than make up for me. UW Madison even has a substance free floor in one of its dorms. They had two, but lack of interest is a biatch. The point is: there are non-drinkers. Hell, I'm not even mormon or methodist. On the other hand, there are a lot of binge drinkers. I've had classmates who swore by "sober tuesdays," and they were true to it. On tuesdays, they were sober in an attempt to separate their weekends. Honestly, I'm happy that they're happy; but they're mopping the damn bathroom.
 
2012-07-03 08:53:46 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I used to go to Eau Claire Wisconsin for vacations.


I call BS! I grew up in Eau Claire. People only go there to go to school or grow old and die. There is nothing about Eau Claire that would involve any kind of vacation.

/There are a ton of bars, though.
/I guess Eau Claire had the most bars, most grocery stores, and most restaraunts per capital in the country for a while. No wonder I am so fat and drunk.
 
2012-07-03 08:58:49 AM  
I was born and raised in central Wisconsin, and lived there into my mid 20s.

I moved to Florida.

I did the mental gymnastics to calculate (roughly) how many gallons of beer I consume annually exactly one time.

When I moved the decimal points around and got to an average gallons number, I about fell off my bar stool. I closed the calc and immediately purged that equation from my memory banks.
 
2012-07-03 09:07:51 AM  

kmmontandon: 145 pints in a year?

That's ... not that much.


128 fluid ounces / gallon.

4633 oz.

= 231 20oz. "pints."
= 289 "proper" 16 oz. "pints."
= 386 12 oz. cans/bottles (how most of it is probably consumed.)

So, I guess what I'm saying is: where do you go to get a 1L "pint?" Please write their name, address, and phone number down on this napkin here. Thanks.
 
2012-07-03 09:15:26 AM  

xaks: I was born and raised in central Wisconsin, and lived there into my mid 20s.

I moved to Florida.

I did the mental gymnastics to calculate (roughly) how many gallons of beer I consume annually exactly one time.

When I moved the decimal points around and got to an average gallons number, I about fell off my bar stool. I closed the calc and immediately purged that equation from my memory banks.


WOW. We are polar opposites (I moved from Florida to Wisconsin). Are you also a white male (cuz I am a black female)?

/just wondering
//you don't have to answer
//nosey-ness is from my mother's side of the family
 
2012-07-03 09:19:09 AM  
I have not had enough to drink to read that article...

They cite the beer institute's study, and then four newspapers that read the study.
 
2012-07-03 09:50:58 AM  

ElBarto79: 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.


Only if you're one of those goofy puritans who considers 4 beers a "binge". It could also be people having a beer or two with dinner every day.
 
2012-07-03 09:54:07 AM  
180 million gallons of beer for Wisconsin's population?

That's just how we roll.

I limit my intake to 3 bottles or less per week so there is a fellow Wisconsinite making up the difference.

I salute you, you drunk, fat, bastard, whoever you are.
 
2012-07-03 10:03:02 AM  
I'm doing my best.
 
2012-07-03 10:21:01 AM  
A good drinker will drink nearly 170 gallons of beer/ year.

64oz daily, 28 days a month.
 
2012-07-03 10:40:17 AM  

R.A.Danny: I'm doing my best.


So am I. We need to rectify this.
 
2012-07-03 10:58:01 AM  
I'm pretty sure Drew was in Illinois for a few days last year, otherwise it would have been in the 15 - 20 range.
 
2012-07-03 11:03:46 AM  
www.prunejuicemedia.com

Reason #1
 
2012-07-03 11:26:38 AM  

paswa17: 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.


Oh, hell, I buy plenty of beer. Gotta supplement that homebrew......
 
2012-07-03 11:45:53 AM  
Go BADGERS!

/drink
 
2012-07-03 12:10:07 PM  

GameSprocket: I call BS! I grew up in Eau Claire. People only go there to go to school or grow old and die. There is nothing about Eau Claire that would involve any kind of vacation.


LOL, we went to see the "Rock in The House"! Link

www.ptak.org

The first time I visited Eau Claire, we were heading to see "The House On The Rock", that Frank Lloyd Wright built, but some local wag directed us to Fountain City.
 
2012-07-03 12:16:04 PM  
Before my kindeys shat out I took out more liquor in half a year than these Scansinites do in a year with just beer.

/The true alcoholics cant drink because theyre dead or they will die
//That old bum passed out flat on his back behind your corner store is a lightweight
 
2012-07-03 01:21:51 PM  
This was on Chicago news last night. Apparently IL beer consumption is going down...by 3 six-packs. The average consumption before was 56 six-packs per year, and now it's 53 per year.

If 56 six-packs sounds like "not much" remember - this is an average (probably a "mean") and everyone who drinks zero alcohol are part of that average. So if you drink 104 six-packs a year (2 per week) and someone else drinks zero - that's an average of 52...and we're one higher.
 
2012-07-03 01:44:38 PM  

lilbjorn: [www.prunejuicemedia.com image 604x341]

Reason #1


Done and done. Thank you.
 
2012-07-03 01:51:12 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: GameSprocket: I call BS! I grew up in Eau Claire. People only go there to go to school or grow old and die. There is nothing about Eau Claire that would involve any kind of vacation.

LOL, we went to see the "Rock in The House"! Link

[www.ptak.org image 640x480]

The first time I visited Eau Claire, we were heading to see "The House On The Rock", that Frank Lloyd Wright built, but some local wag directed us to Fountain City.


Actually, Frank Lloyd Wright didn't build The House on the Rock, that would be Alex Jordan.
However, Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright's house/farm/design studio, is only a few mile away form House on the Rock.

As for the study, keep in mind that many Wisconsinites (like my 90 y.o. grandparents) may not drink as much beer, but buy Korbel brandy by the case.
 
2012-07-03 02:15:33 PM  

Big 900: Actually, Frank Lloyd Wright didn't build The House on the Rock, that would be Alex Jordan.


That would explain why I couldn't find THOTR in my Frank Lloyd Wright book. Thanks for the info! BTW, The rock in the house is worth going to see. Once. Only a buck, and it's on an honor system.

/I loves me some Korbel
//gives me deathly heartburn
 
2012-07-03 03:19:19 PM  

dv-ous: So, I guess what I'm saying is: where do you go to get a 1L "pint?" Please write their name, address, and phone number down on this napkin here. Thanks.


Germany. The German word for a 1L "pint" is Maß (say "moss").

/You're welcome.
 
2012-07-03 03:21:47 PM  

Meet Us at the Stick: 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.


That's still not very much.

*burp*
 
2012-07-03 03:23:55 PM  

fusillade762: Sadly it's alphabetical instead of by rank. Weirdly New Hampshire is #1 with 43.


That's people from neighboring states driving in to buy cheap alcohol, especially from Mass. Delaware is up there too for the same reason.
 
2012-07-03 03:48:32 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Big 900: Actually, Frank Lloyd Wright didn't build The House on the Rock, that would be Alex Jordan.

That would explain why I couldn't find THOTR in my Frank Lloyd Wright book. Thanks for the info! BTW, The rock in the house is worth going to see. Once. Only a buck, and it's on an honor system.

/I loves me some Korbel
//gives me deathly heartburn


No prob. I hear Taliesen does tours as well, but since it is currently occupied, I think it is very rare.

Try this with Korbel: Fill a blender with ice, and add Korbel, Rose's sweet lime juice, a dash of grenadine, and ginger ale. Ratio is roughly 2 or 3 parts Korbel to 1 part ginger ale to 1/2 part sweet lime juice. Blend until smooth. It's a nice refreshing, fruity blender drink that isn't too sweet and has a kick.
 
2012-07-03 04:16:29 PM  

Big 900: Try this with Korbel: Fill a blender with ice, and add Korbel, Rose's sweet lime juice, a dash of grenadine, and ginger ale. Ratio is roughly 2 or 3 parts Korbel to 1 part ginger ale to 1/2 part sweet lime juice. Blend until smooth. It's a nice refreshing, fruity blender drink that isn't too sweet and has a kick.


Excellent, I will try it today. Am currently drinking 50/50 vodak and Sprite even as we speak. Yuck.

/the two opposing forces in the universe: Yum and Yuck
 
2012-07-03 06:01:12 PM  
Moved to Wisconsin from Illinois, and saw it was $15 plus tax for 24 bottles of PBR at the local grocery store. At those prices, I figured it was a sign from FSM that he wants me to drink.

/Ramen
 
2012-07-04 05:52:58 AM  

Big 900: Try this with Korbel:


This was awesome. Like a Caucasian margarita! Thanks for the recipe. I'll be using it today for my Independence Day libations. Salut!
 
2012-07-04 11:17:48 AM  
Is it actually consumption or is it sales? (DNRTFY) Because, like many other flatlanders pissed off with the ever increasing taxes (thank you Governor Potato Head) I will often stroll across the border and buy beer in Wisconsin. Hey, they have a nice selection at Mars' Cheese Castle and you can't get Spotted Cow down here anyway...
 
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