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(CBC)   Why are Canadians so nice? Because the average adult drinks 80 litres of beer annually, which doesn't get them to the "angry drunk" stage   (cbc.ca) divider line 62
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2013-11-06 08:43:18 AM  
Shut up! You don't *know* me! You don't know any of me! If I was the making of the drinkin wit vod thiog sntip wnid sdf wnozzzzzzzz FIVE DOLLARS? Get out of here!
 
2013-11-06 09:12:19 AM  
www.alicia-logic.com

Take off, eh!
 
2013-11-06 09:37:00 AM  
80 / 52 = 1.54 l per week...

avg can of beer 355 ml...

355 x 6 = 2.13 litres...GODDAMIT, THAT'S NOT EVEN A SIX-PACK!

C'MON CANADA, YOU CAN DO BETTER!!!
 
2013-11-06 10:03:44 AM  
Maybe they should try a liter of cola
 
2013-11-06 10:05:52 AM  

gopher321: 80 / 52 = 1.54 l per week...

avg can of beer 355 ml...

355 x 6 = 2.13 litres...GODDAMIT, THAT'S NOT EVEN A SIX-PACK!

C'MON CANADA, YOU CAN DO BETTER!!!


Look what they have to work with....


beerimages.pintley.com
 
2013-11-06 10:08:02 AM  

gopher321: 80 / 52 = 1.54 l per week...

avg can of beer 355 ml...

355 x 6 = 2.13 litres...GODDAMIT, THAT'S NOT EVEN A SIX-PACK!

C'MON CANADA, YOU CAN DO BETTER!!!


www.potf2.com

Wisconsin laughs in Canada's general direction.
 
2013-11-06 10:08:06 AM  
Doing his part.
lolebrity.net
 
2013-11-06 10:08:21 AM  
Canada: the most passive-aggressive and smug country on the planet.
 
2013-11-06 10:08:46 AM  
Q: Why are Canadians so nice?
A: Because they did not survey the aboriginals


freebeacon.com
 
2013-11-06 10:09:24 AM  
If I could maintain a 3 beer attitude throughout the day, I would be going places.
 
2013-11-06 10:16:46 AM  
so,,,,20 12-packs,in a whole year??!

BORN TOOO BEEE WIIIIILLLLLLLLDDDDDD

:meh:
 
2013-11-06 10:17:37 AM  
Yay, I make up some of the average by drinking 10 people worth of beer a week. woot.

/Kokanee for the win!
 
2013-11-06 10:21:22 AM  

ChipNASA: gopher321: 80 / 52 = 1.54 l per week...

avg can of beer 355 ml...

355 x 6 = 2.13 litres...GODDAMIT, THAT'S NOT EVEN A SIX-PACK!

C'MON CANADA, YOU CAN DO BETTER!!!

Look what they have to work with....


[beerimages.pintley.com image 350x350]


Dear lord, no.   Nobody here drinks that.  They still make Golden?

At somewhere in the 20 pints per week range, apparently I'm doing the beer drinking for myself and at least 7 other fellow Canadians.  And I'm being conservative in my estimate.  0% of my beer money is going to major breweries.
 
2013-11-06 10:24:30 AM  

SandmanEatsYourBrain: /Kokanee for the win!


Maybe.. 15 years ago before Molson (or was it Labatts?) bought them
 
2013-11-06 10:32:02 AM  

mainsail: Canada: the most passive-aggressive and smug country on the planet.


You say that as if it's a bad thing.
 
2013-11-06 10:33:08 AM  
You want a "real" Inconvenient Truth?
As marijuana use increases and alcohol use decreases, we are seeing some impressive changes in violent crime.
Go figure.
 
2013-11-06 10:37:03 AM  

gopher321: 80 / 52 = 1.54 l per week...

avg can of beer 355 ml...

355 x 6 = 2.13 litres...GODDAMIT, THAT'S NOT EVEN A SIX-PACK!

C'MON CANADA, YOU CAN DO BETTER!!!


You need to consider that it's the average per adult. If you factor in the fact that there are a lot of people who don't drink beer at all for one reason or another, the ones who do are probably drinking about a 6-pack a week.

Of course, you also need to factor in the alcoholics... though, then tend to switch to hard liquor.
 
2013-11-06 10:37:44 AM  
Eeeep, 80 litres a year? 
A quick calculation puts me over 600 litres per year...   Conservatively...
 
2013-11-06 10:41:32 AM  
I was bored so I just did math, and calculated that I drink about 7.5 bbls a year. A bbl is a beer barrel, which is 31 gallons. Your typical keg is a half barrel, 15.5 gal. It works out to over a half gallon of beer a day. I did some other math a while ago too, and it'd cost me ~$3300/yr if I had to pay for it. This is nearly a kiloliter annually. No wonder I'm so goddamned motherfarking pleasant and polite.
 
2013-11-06 10:42:22 AM  
i939.photobucket.com
"Canada, you are drink like my Czech grandmother from Uhersky Brod"
 
2013-11-06 10:43:27 AM  
80 litres a week?

But enough about Rob Ford....
 
2013-11-06 10:43:51 AM  

Luminiferous Aether: It works out to over a half gallon of beer a day


ummmm...congratulations?
 
2013-11-06 10:44:44 AM  
I would love to visit, but why won't you let people with DUI's into your country Canada? WHY?!
 
2013-11-06 10:45:11 AM  

Whiskey Dickens: Eeeep, 80 litres a year?
A quick calculation puts me over 600 litres per year...   Conservatively...


Not counting birthdays, Christmas, new years or evenings into town I get to 100 litres a year. Add all those other things and I'll get up to probably go no further than 150-180 litres.
 
2013-11-06 10:54:41 AM  

gopher321: 80 / 52 = 1.54 l per week...

avg can of beer 355 ml...

355 x 6 = 2.13 litres...GODDAMIT, THAT'S NOT EVEN A SIX-PACK!

C'MON CANADA, YOU CAN DO BETTER!!!


We just use the beer as chasers for straight rye.
 
2013-11-06 11:00:34 AM  

johnny_vegas: Luminiferous Aether: It works out to over a half gallon of beer a day

ummmm...congratulations?


He is well hydrated, a good thing.
 
2013-11-06 11:02:39 AM  

johnny_vegas: Luminiferous Aether: It works out to over a half gallon of beer a day

ummmm...congratulations?


Thank you?
 
2013-11-06 11:08:35 AM  
gopher321: "80 / 52 = 1.54 l per week...

avg can of beer 355 ml...

355 x 6 = 2.13 litres...GODDAMIT, THAT'S NOT EVEN A SIX-PACK!

C'MON CANADA, YOU CAN DO BETTER!!!"


In American, that's less than 4.5 12oz cans per week. PER WEEK!

Pussies.
 
2013-11-06 11:08:48 AM  
I could go for a nice Marijuana Pilsner.
 
2013-11-06 11:09:08 AM  
As long as we arent limited to 80 litres. Hell, I drank two litres last night. For no reason other than I wanted to.
 
2013-11-06 11:28:02 AM  
80 litres? what is that like 4 beers?
 
2013-11-06 11:37:22 AM  

Phil Clinton: I would love to visit, but why won't you let people with DUI's into your country Canada? WHY?!


We've already got enough drunk idiots on the road, we don't need more.
 
2013-11-06 12:04:22 PM  

Phil Clinton: I would love to visit, but why won't you let people with DUI's into your country Canada? WHY?!


Shouldn't be that hard to get permission beforehand. Just don't try to make your case to a border guard.
 
2013-11-06 12:07:14 PM  

unyon: ChipNASA: gopher321: 80 / 52 = 1.54 l per week...

avg can of beer 355 ml...

355 x 6 = 2.13 litres...GODDAMIT, THAT'S NOT EVEN A SIX-PACK!

C'MON CANADA, YOU CAN DO BETTER!!!

Look what they have to work with....


[beerimages.pintley.com image 350x350]

Dear lord, no.   Nobody here drinks that.  They still make Golden?

At somewhere in the 20 pints per week range, apparently I'm doing the beer drinking for myself and at least 7 other fellow Canadians.  And I'm being conservative in my estimate.  0% of my beer money is going to major breweries.


Keep up the good work, Canada needs more people like you.
 
2013-11-06 12:10:22 PM  
Is American beer still weak in alcohol content?
 
2013-11-06 12:12:02 PM  
Going off of the headline, and not TFA, I am typically a bitter and sarcastic person. I'm sure a lot of my humor gets taken at face value, so it makes me look even worse. However, when I drink, I become relaxed and open up and am generally more happy and outgoing than when I am sober. I don't think I have ever been the 'angry drunk'.
 
2013-11-06 12:14:44 PM  

rikkards: SandmanEatsYourBrain: /Kokanee for the win!

Maybe.. 15 years ago before Molson (or was it Labatts?) bought them


It was Labatts. Not that Kokanee was every really worth drinking
 
2013-11-06 12:21:09 PM  

The Thoroughbred of Sin: uKeep up the good work, Canada needs more people like you.


I'll do what I can while my liver holds out.  I'm afraid that the 'check engine' light might go on on the thing soon.

BTW- How are the Nelson Brewering Companies offerings?  Their hemp ale sounds compelling, and dare I say it, pretty damned Nelsonish.
 
2013-11-06 12:29:53 PM  
Is that all the beers divided by all the peoples?

I cannot drink beer.  I'm alergic to fermented hops.

I'm a civic minded person.
Doing what i can to help the average and sober

I consume 10 oz of rye a day (on average)
That should be worth a few beers.

<starshiptroopersdoingmypart.jpg>
 
2013-11-06 12:31:31 PM  
We have a stocked beer fridge at my office and on many days, we've had three by lunch.

Smug?

Rob Ford is taking care of that... first we were kicked out the UN, and now this... we're eating shiat politically.
 
2013-11-06 12:37:49 PM  
Does whisky count as beer?
 
2013-11-06 12:38:55 PM  

SandmanEatsYourBrain: Yay, I make up some of the average by drinking 10 people worth of beer a week. woot.

/Kokanee for the win!


My best drinking story: When Kokanee was launched in Ontario, it was put on a massive sale. I was planting tree's in Northern Ontario at the time, so didn't have much money - win win! I bought an entire case.

That ain't the story. This is the point form story:
-Drinking an entire 2-4 of Kokanee over a single evening
-Packing up all 24 bottles back into the case at the end of the evening
-Getting a friend to drive me back to the same beer store I bought it from ("borrowing" a company van in the process)
-Walking into the store the moment it opened and demanding my money back because drank this entire case of beer last night and I was barely buzzed.
-Getting a free microbrew out of it since someone had dropped the 6-pack and they only had 1 left

/has other Kokanee drinking stories too
//Seriously, Kokanee in the late 90's SUCKED.
 
2013-11-06 12:41:37 PM  
1 US Gallon = 3.78541 liters

I looked around for more information. One Wikipedia page showed that Canadians drink 98 plus liters per capita. Another page broke down alcoholic beverages but was based on adults only and the figures were really low for some reason.

Found a ranking of US states by beer consumption per capita.

StatePer Capita Consumption (Gallons)

North Dakota 45.8
New Hampshire 43.9
Montana 41
South Dakota 38.9
Wisconsin 36.2
Nevada 35.8
Vermont 35.3
Nebraska 35.2
Texas 34.4
Maine 34
Louisiana 33.9
Mississippi 33.9
Delaware 33.6
Iowa 33.6
Wyoming 33
South Carolina 32.7
New Mexico 32.4
Missouri 31
Hawaii 30.4
Oregon 30.3
West Virginia 30.3
Alabama 30.2
Ohio 30.1
Colorado 30
Arizona 29.5
Illinois 29.1
Alaska 28.7
Pennsylvania 28.6
Minnesota 28.5
District of Columbia 28.3
Kansas 28.3
Oklahoma 28.3
Idaho 27.8
Florida 27.4
North Carolina 27.1
Michigan 26.8
Arkansas 26.7
Virginia 26.7
Rhode Island 26.3
Massachusetts 26.2
Tennessee 26.2
Indiana 25.9
Georgia 25.7
California 25.5
Washington 24.8
Kentucky 24.4
Maryland 23.2
New Jersey 22.4
New York 22.4
Connecticut 22.1
Utah 20.2 (20.2 x 3.78541 = 76.5)

As you can see, Canada is drier than Utah. This seems odd. I would expect Canada to be about the middle of the pack of US states at least. I wonder if there is not some error. Perhaps a problem converting from metric to US gallons.

Silly Yankees. Can't wrap their minds around the international system in use in every country in the world except Lesotho. Technically, that's correct because the US legalized the metric system over a century ago and uses it for scientific and other purposes, although not in commerce very much, unless you count drugs which are sold in kilos and grams.
 
2013-11-06 12:51:32 PM  

Fark Irony Police: Doing his part.
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I always love thinking about the fact that Bruce J. Mitchell is actually an honest to god Registered Nurse.
 
2013-11-06 12:52:23 PM  
The most beer is consumed in the Yukon Territory to the North West and Newfoundland & Labrador to the East.

The least beer is consumed in maverick British Columbia, which has a lot of retirees, pot smoking hippies, crack addicted urbanites, and health nuts. Vancouver has a very large foreign population of Indians and Chinese, both of whom often tend to be teetotalitarians. But it is probably the aging Baby Boomers who drive down the beer consumption with their fancy bottled waters and doctor-ordered diets.

Although Maritimers like to think of themselves as heavy boozers, they are in fact second only to the BC elitists in beer consumption because of an older population, lower incomes, and children too young to drink. The people of drinking age have migrated westward or to the States to find work.

http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2013-11-05/article-3468081/N.L .- ranks-second-place-for-beer-drinking/1

The figure given in this article is 235 bottles of beer per capita. I assumed 12 ounce bottles and got 2820 ounces per capita, which divided by 24 works out to over 110 liters per person.

This confirms my suspicion that the number 80 liters is low.
 
2013-11-06 12:55:25 PM  
Colorado 30 x 3.785 = 113.55 litres

Based on the Telegraph article, Canadians drink a bit more beer than the people of Colorado. That's more likely than much less than the people of Utah.
 
2013-11-06 12:57:38 PM  
Sorry. The Telegram.
 
2013-11-06 01:04:03 PM  
Doing my part to keep the average up.
Today I am drinking a 750 ml bottle of Great Lakes 25th Anniversary Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout.
Yummy.
 
2013-11-06 01:04:06 PM  

unyon: The Thoroughbred of Sin: uKeep up the good work, Canada needs more people like you.

I'll do what I can while my liver holds out.  I'm afraid that the 'check engine' light might go on on the thing soon.

BTW- How are the Nelson Brewering Companies offerings?  Their hemp ale sounds compelling, and dare I say it, pretty damned Nelsonish.


Well I am a little biased of course, but I think the Hemp is a really nice Kolsch style so light in flavour and medium in body a nice summer beer with a little of the depth lacking from the pilsners.  Cant say the Hemp adds any real flavour, I cant remember the exact percent but it is something like <5% of the mash bill.

If you like IPAs the Full Nelson is worth a try they use some New Zealand hops that add a grapey/mangoey flavour profile.  Its an Imperial IPA but doesnt have the traditional west coast pine resin flavour profile so it is fairly unique.  And given that its winter the Faceplant is available now, a big winter warmer with molasses and vanilla notes always a ski hill favourite.

/I dont work for NBC
//I do sell beer for a living.
 
2013-11-06 01:15:48 PM  

ChipNASA: gopher321: 80 / 52 = 1.54 l per week...

avg can of beer 355 ml...

355 x 6 = 2.13 litres...GODDAMIT, THAT'S NOT EVEN A SIX-PACK!

C'MON CANADA, YOU CAN DO BETTER!!!

Look what they have to work with....


[beerimages.pintley.com image 350x350]


I don't think you can even buy that in Canada. I've never seen it for sale, and only know that it exists because 'Mercans talk about it.
 
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