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2012-12-01 01:56:14 PM
It's a combination of Massholes driving over the border for cheaper beer and New Hamsterites drinking to forget that they live next to the Quebecois.
 
2012-12-01 02:11:45 PM
FTFA
"Wisconsin is home to the Miller Brewing Co. and a host of other breweries, including some of the country's most decorated craft breweries - in fact, the state has 112 breweries, more than all but four states. Nearly one in every four Wisconsinites is considered a binge drinker, while nearly one in 10 residents is considered a heavy drinker - both figures that are higher than any other state in the U.S. In 2011, more than 67% of the state's population had a drink in any given month, the highest rate in the country. "

Yup, sounds about right for us.
 
2012-12-01 02:12:19 PM

soze: It's a combination of Massholes driving over the border for cheaper beer and New Hamsterites drinking to forget that they live next to the Quebecois.


I do it because I want to forget that I live near Massholes.

/The irony of this statement is that I have a Boston made beer in my fridge
//Ohioan who moved to New Hampshire
 
2012-12-01 02:22:53 PM
For the slide-show impaired:

1. New Hampshire, 43 gallons per capita
2. North Dakota, 42.2
3. Montana, 40.6
4. South Dakota, 38.0
5. Nevada, 36.5
6. Wisconsin, 36.2
7. Vermont, 34.7
8. Texas, 34.6 (tie)
8. Nebraska, 34.6
10. Delaware, 34.3

Note that the sources in TFA all attributed the high beer consumption in these states to "tourists".
 
2012-12-01 02:36:21 PM
Hey! NH made a headline again!

/for the same reason we always make headlines
//booze
 
2012-12-01 02:37:21 PM

wamser: Hey! NH made a headline again!

/for the same reason we always make headlines
//booze


I thought it was for our insane legislators
 
2012-12-01 02:38:56 PM

Omnivorous: For the slide-show impaired:

1. New Hampshire, 43 gallons per capita
2. North Dakota, 42.2
3. Montana, 40.6
4. South Dakota, 38.0
5. Nevada, 36.5
6. Wisconsin, 36.2
7. Vermont, 34.7
8. Texas, 34.6 (tie)
8. Nebraska, 34.6
10. Delaware, 34.3

Note that the sources in TFA all attributed the high beer consumption in these states to "tourists".


No, only in a couple of the states mentioned. May want to read TFA again.

New Hampshire, Montana, and Nevada mentions sales from folks out of state for various reasons, but that's about it. There's a couple other mentions of lower tax rates than nearby states, but by no means do all of the states mentioned say anything about extra sales from out of staters.
 
2012-12-01 02:41:25 PM

Aar1012: soze: It's a combination of Massholes driving over the border for cheaper beer and New Hamsterites drinking to forget that they live next to the Quebecois.

I do it because I want to forget that I live near Massholes.

/The irony of this statement is that I have a Boston made beer in my fridge
//Ohioan who moved to New Hampshire


The Massholes aren't so bad. Though it's funny watching them try to drive when precipitation hits the road.

When I lived in upstate NY I had a Mini Cooper S. Got around just fine on all seasons. The year I finally bought snows and spare rims it barely snowed at all.
 
2012-12-01 02:44:48 PM
love New Hampshire beer
went to Red Hook for a tour with my really pregnant best friend (no she did not taste the samples... I drank hers for her :) )
and everywhere we went for lunch or dinner, I would have a local beer....

so good :)
 
2012-12-01 02:51:59 PM

Aar1012: wamser: Hey! NH made a headline again!

/for the same reason we always make headlines
//booze

I thought it was for our insane legislators


I prefer to pretend those dont exist, only booze
 
2012-12-01 02:55:03 PM
This is an actual case of skewed statistics. At least New Hampster, Nevada, and Vermont. As mentioned, NH, VT get extra sales from Massachusettsers. And Nevada from tourists. The stat only measures sales per capita not how much drunk per capita.
 
2012-12-01 03:01:06 PM
Sorry, the deslider doesn't know how to parse slideshows from that site
(A parser has yet to be written or assigned to deal with sites hosted on "www.marketwatch.com")

... I really hate that. ;p
 
2012-12-01 03:08:19 PM
I will say that New England does have some good local beer, but I do miss Great Lakes Brewery

Is it too early for beer now?
 
2012-12-01 03:08:50 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: FTFA
"Wisconsin is home to the Miller Brewing Co. and a host of other breweries, including some of the country's most decorated craft breweries - in fact, the state has 112 breweries, more than all but four states. Nearly one in every four Wisconsinites is considered a binge drinker, while nearly one in 10 residents is considered a heavy drinker - both figures that are higher than any other state in the U.S. In 2011, more than 67% of the state's population had a drink in any given month, the highest rate in the country. "

Yup, sounds about right for us.


Of all of the things I miss about living in Madison, I miss New Glarus beers the most. Then cheese curds. Then brats being everywhere.
 
2012-12-01 03:09:22 PM

Aar1012: I will say that New England does have some good local beer, but I do miss Great Lakes Brewery

Is it too early for beer now?


It's evening somewhere.

/Enjoying some Leinies Honeyweiss, good local stuff.
 
2012-12-01 03:43:18 PM
We're number 4! We're number 4!
 
2012-12-01 04:24:45 PM

Aar1012: wamser: Hey! NH made a headline again!

/for the same reason we always make headlines
//booze

I thought it was for our insane legislators


At least we kicked a few of them out last month
 
2012-12-01 04:25:34 PM

sararenne: love New Hampshire beer
went to Red Hook for a tour with my really pregnant best friend (no she did not taste the samples... I drank hers for her :) )
and everywhere we went for lunch or dinner, I would have a local beer....

so good :)


Everyone here in Seattle are glad you like our beer.
 
2012-12-01 04:29:07 PM
Wonder which states drink the most hard liquor, wine, etc.?

/doing my part for California
 
2012-12-01 04:40:28 PM

MrEricSir: Wonder which states drink the most hard liquor, wine, etc.?

/doing my part for California


Yup...we smoke the most pot and drink the most wine. Haters gonna hate... ;^)
 
2012-12-01 05:01:52 PM
Number 9, Number 9, Number 9, Number 9, Number 9, Number 9, Number 9,...
 
2012-12-01 05:18:26 PM
Considering most of my family lives in Vermont, I'm not horribly surprised
 
2012-12-01 05:19:26 PM

Creoena: Considering most of my family lives in Vermont, I'm not horribly surprised


*not horribly surprised we're on the list

/Should really use that preview button
 
2012-12-01 05:33:54 PM
Texas is probably higher the Baptist down here lie about drinking if anyone can hear them. The old line is never just take one Baptist fishing with you, always take two otherwise they will drink all the beer!
 
2012-12-01 05:35:48 PM
Imagine if Milwaukee Wisconsin sold beer till 2:00am weekdays
 
2012-12-01 05:39:01 PM
I don't know what the methodology behind their numbers is, but to have Colorado, Washington and Oregon all outside of the top ten means something is amiss. Maybe they are only counting interstate imports or something. All we do in Colorado is drink beer, hang out outside while drinking beer, and smoke weed while drinking beer. We even have a relatively young populous to boost beverage sales. Washington and Oregon have similar demographics.
 
rka
2012-12-01 05:49:24 PM

dirkfunk: I don't know what the methodology behind their numbers is, but to have Colorado, Washington and Oregon all outside of the top ten means something is amiss. Maybe they are only counting interstate imports or something. All we do in Colorado is drink beer, hang out outside while drinking beer, and smoke weed while drinking beer. We even have a relatively young populous to boost beverage sales. Washington and Oregon have similar demographics.


Small states (population wise) that punch marginally above their weight will always beat the pants off most other states in any "per capita" measurement.

Out of 10 states there, only Texas and Wisconsin consume a lot of beer in absolute amounts. The rest can skew the numbers with a smaller group of heavy hitters.
 
2012-12-01 06:19:11 PM

rka: dirkfunk: I don't know what the methodology behind their numbers is, but to have Colorado, Washington and Oregon all outside of the top ten means something is amiss. Maybe they are only counting interstate imports or something. All we do in Colorado is drink beer, hang out outside while drinking beer, and smoke weed while drinking beer. We even have a relatively young populous to boost beverage sales. Washington and Oregon have similar demographics.

Small states (population wise) that punch marginally above their weight will always beat the pants off most other states in any "per capita" measurement.

Out of 10 states there, only Texas and Wisconsin consume a lot of beer in absolute amounts. The rest can skew the numbers with a smaller group of heavy hitters.


And don't you forget it!

Not unusual for 'Sconnies to drive around with a beer, have a beer or 3 at lunch, have a couple after work, bring some with when you bring the kids sledding for a day, drink a few while doing yardwork and housework, bring some to the beach or pool, while cutting wood, while hunting, while washing the car, etc.

/from WI
// May also be drinking beer
 
2012-12-01 06:58:42 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: FTFA
"Wisconsin is home to the Miller Brewing Co. and a host of other breweries, including some of the country's most decorated craft breweries - in fact, the state has 112 breweries, more than all but four states. Nearly one in every four Wisconsinites is considered a binge drinker, while nearly one in 10 residents is considered a heavy drinker - both figures that are higher than any other state in the U.S. In 2011, more than 67% of the state's population had a drink in any given month, the highest rate in the country. "

Yup, sounds about right for us.


Wisconsin didn't win because we drink other stuff too and at the same time. I think that we are highest consumption of brandy and certainly Jagger; stuff nobody else will touch. Plus, from TFA, "Binge drinkers: 24.3% (the highest) " so suck it.
 
2012-12-01 07:24:51 PM

KarmicDisaster: Dingleberry Dickwad: FTFA
"Wisconsin is home to the Miller Brewing Co. and a host of other breweries, including some of the country's most decorated craft breweries - in fact, the state has 112 breweries, more than all but four states. Nearly one in every four Wisconsinites is considered a binge drinker, while nearly one in 10 residents is considered a heavy drinker - both figures that are higher than any other state in the U.S. In 2011, more than 67% of the state's population had a drink in any given month, the highest rate in the country. "

Yup, sounds about right for us.

Wisconsin didn't win because we drink other stuff too and at the same time. I think that we are highest consumption of brandy and certainly Jagger; stuff nobody else will touch. Plus, from TFA, "Binge drinkers: 24.3% (the highest) " so suck it.


I dunno about brandy, almost no one I know drinks the stuff and I never see it ordered in any of the bars I've been to. Jaeger on the other hand is still pretty popular with Jaeger bombs and whatnot, hell I'm not really a heavy drinker anymore and I'll still order the occasional shot of Jaeger now and then. Us 'Sconnies just like to drink, and we do a lot of it. What else is there to do in the vast majority of the state?
 
2012-12-01 07:28:49 PM
"Delaware is the second smallest state by area but one of the most densely states."

Truer words was never spoke. Our denseliness is legendful.

To be honest, though, I would imagine we get a large amount of help from Pennsylvaniacs who live close to the border. And for booze, we can always count on the eastern shore of Maryland. Not to say that we don't bend the elbow ourselves, but our neighbors having state liquor stores helps to kick us up into the top ten.
 
2012-12-01 07:32:29 PM

sararenne: love New Hampshire beer
went to Red Hook for a tour with my really pregnant best friend (no she did not taste the samples... I drank hers for her :) )
and everywhere we went for lunch or dinner, I would have a local beer....

so good :)


Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery

I'll head up to Lodge meetings early so I can stop here for dinner first. They do a wonderful plate of steak tips, best paired with their Autumn Ale or the Oatmeal Stout.
 
2012-12-01 08:05:01 PM

crozzo: To be honest, though, I would imagine we get a large amount of help from Pennsylvaniacs who live close to the border. And for booze, we can always count on the eastern shore of Maryland. Not to say that we don't bend the elbow ourselves, but our neighbors having state liquor stores helps to kick us up into the top ten.


How does that help? Here in Cali every grocery store and convenience store is a liquor store, and we don't get no respect when it comes to boozing.

We do all right in the ganja department, tho...
 
2012-12-01 08:10:34 PM

Stone Meadow: crozzo: To be honest, though, I would imagine we get a large amount of help from Pennsylvaniacs who live close to the border. And for booze, we can always count on the eastern shore of Maryland. Not to say that we don't bend the elbow ourselves, but our neighbors having state liquor stores helps to kick us up into the top ten.

How does that help? Here in Cali every grocery store and convenience store is a liquor store, and we don't get no respect when it comes to boozing.

We do all right in the ganja department, tho...


The way it helps is that in those neighboring states he mentioned you can't just go to any old gas station, convenience store, or grocery store and pick up booze. They have to go to specific state sanctioned stores to buy, their liquor and beer, and I'm betting they also limit what days, and times allowed to buy alcohol (i.e. not purchasable on Sundays or after 9pm) and I'm also betting there's a much lower limit to the number of places allowed to sell alcohol than the neighboring states.
 
2012-12-01 09:34:48 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: KarmicDisaster: Dingleberry Dickwad: FTFA
"Wisconsin is home to the Miller Brewing Co. and a host of other breweries, including some of the country's most decorated craft breweries - in fact, the state has 112 breweries, more than all but four states. Nearly one in every four Wisconsinites is considered a binge drinker, while nearly one in 10 residents is considered a heavy drinker - both figures that are higher than any other state in the U.S. In 2011, more than 67% of the state's population had a drink in any given month, the highest rate in the country. "

Yup, sounds about right for us.

Wisconsin didn't win because we drink other stuff too and at the same time. I think that we are highest consumption of brandy and certainly Jagger; stuff nobody else will touch. Plus, from TFA, "Binge drinkers: 24.3% (the highest) " so suck it.

I dunno about brandy, almost no one I know drinks the stuff and I never see it ordered in any of the bars I've been to. Jaeger on the other hand is still pretty popular with Jaeger bombs and whatnot, hell I'm not really a heavy drinker anymore and I'll still order the occasional shot of Jaeger now and then. Us 'Sconnies just like to drink, and we do a lot of it. What else is there to do in the vast majority of the state?


Sounds like the youngsters aren't going in for Brandy much any more, they are drinking popular crud. Here is an article about brandy consumption in WI. Brandy
 
2012-12-01 10:18:36 PM
Surprised West Virginia didn't place higher, this is a drunk state.
 
2012-12-01 10:36:13 PM
I'm so outraged that we aren't on the list I'm going to get drunk and vomit all over the state of Colorado. For science.
 
2012-12-01 11:33:01 PM

Kurmudgeon: Surprised West Virginia didn't place higher, this is a drunk state.


Much like my home state of Kentucky, the moonshine and liquor consumption in West Virginia probably has a lot to do with that.
 
2012-12-01 11:42:46 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Omnivorous: For the slide-show impaired:

1. New Hampshire, 43 gallons per capita
2. North Dakota, 42.2
3. Montana, 40.6
4. South Dakota, 38.0
5. Nevada, 36.5
6. Wisconsin, 36.2
7. Vermont, 34.7
8. Texas, 34.6 (tie)
8. Nebraska, 34.6
10. Delaware, 34.3

Note that the sources in TFA all attributed the high beer consumption in these states to "tourists".

No, only in a couple of the states mentioned. May want to read TFA again.

New Hampshire, Montana, and Nevada mentions sales from folks out of state for various reasons, but that's about it. There's a couple other mentions of lower tax rates than nearby states, but by no means do all of the states mentioned say anything about extra sales from out of staters.


North Dakota is the least visited state in the union. They are all alcoholics though. Winters long and boring. Might as well drink.
 
2012-12-01 11:44:34 PM

rka: dirkfunk: I don't know what the methodology behind their numbers is, but to have Colorado, Washington and Oregon all outside of the top ten means something is amiss. Maybe they are only counting interstate imports or something. All we do in Colorado is drink beer, hang out outside while drinking beer, and smoke weed while drinking beer. We even have a relatively young populous to boost beverage sales. Washington and Oregon have similar demographics.

Small states (population wise) that punch marginally above their weight will always beat the pants off most other states in any "per capita" measurement.

Out of 10 states there, only Texas and Wisconsin consume a lot of beer in absolute amounts. The rest can skew the numbers with a smaller group of heavy hitters.


So you've never been to North Dakota then.
 
2012-12-02 06:12:14 AM
If they would have included red wine I'm pretty sure I could have got Ohio on the list.

/Just did some "back of the napkin" math
//Approx 130 gallons a year
///Might be cheaper just to buy a vineyard lol
////Resveratrol, I has it
 
2012-12-02 06:58:20 AM
GO BIG RED!

/stumbles_and_falls_over
 
2012-12-02 07:10:59 AM
Why we drink...
i.ytimg.com
 
2012-12-02 07:42:22 AM

wamser: Hey! NH made a headline again!

/for the same reason we always make headlines
//booze


Sounds like we need an NH Fark party.
 
2012-12-02 09:17:53 AM

tedthebellhopp: wamser: Hey! NH made a headline again!

/for the same reason we always make headlines
//booze

Sounds like we need an NH Fark party.


Fark yes.
 
2012-12-02 11:45:24 AM
I think the reason for the overall reduction in beer consumption in many places is because of the rise of the microbrews. These microbrews are brewing beers with higher alcohol content. More and more people (but not my family) seem to be turning to a good six pack of beer instead of your Buds and Bud lites. The alcohol content in a 6 pack from some of these microbrews is exceptional compared to your macrobrews.

I also think the rise of wine is also most certainly another factor to the reduction in beer consumption.
 
rka
2012-12-02 11:56:45 AM

brandent: rka: dirkfunk: I don't know what the methodology behind their numbers is, but to have Colorado, Washington and Oregon all outside of the top ten means something is amiss. Maybe they are only counting interstate imports or something. All we do in Colorado is drink beer, hang out outside while drinking beer, and smoke weed while drinking beer. We even have a relatively young populous to boost beverage sales. Washington and Oregon have similar demographics.

Small states (population wise) that punch marginally above their weight will always beat the pants off most other states in any "per capita" measurement.

Out of 10 states there, only Texas and Wisconsin consume a lot of beer in absolute amounts. The rest can skew the numbers with a smaller group of heavy hitters.

So you've never been to North Dakota then.


I grew up in North Dakota...so yeah. Spent a fair amount of time there.
 
2012-12-02 12:48:50 PM
Having lived in TX for more than two decades, I wasn't a huge beer fan. In three years of living in Seattle, I've drank more beer than during my entire time in TX.

The difference: TX has shiatty beer. Hell, there are three better brewers within the city limits of Seattle than in all of TX.

//Fark Texas and you swill-drinking swill drinkers!!!1
 
2012-12-04 12:02:19 PM
saddens my heart to see north dakota has lost its edge.
 
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