24/7 Wall St has once again produced the list of the states that love to guzzle their brew and once again, we look to see how North Dakota ranks?

Here is how the website made this list.

To identify the states drinking the most beer, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed 2013 per  capita beer consumption in gallons among people 21 and over in each state  provided by Beer Marketer’s Insights. Hard cider was included for the first time  this year. Pure alcohol intake levels from spirits, wine, and beer also came  from Beer Marketer’s Insights. The percentage of beer consumed in cans, bottles,  and draft also came from Beer Marketer’s Insights. Consumption is based on  shipment volumes to each state. Total deaths, alcohol-related fatalities, and  estimated years of potential life lost are for the period 2006-2010 and from the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We could look at this report lighthearted, but reality also proves that the states with the highest consumption of beer and alcohol also has the highest DUI's and health issues. Heavy drinking is responsible for health issues and lost of life and major injuries on highways.

Here are the states wit the heaviest beer drinking states according to the survey released this morning. ( 6/30)

  1. North Dakota - North Dakota led the nation for beer drinking, with each drinking-age resident  consuming 43.6 gallons in 2013 on average, an increase of 1.6 gallons from 2009,  the second largest such increase. The state’s beer consumption was the highest  in the West North Central region of the country, which at 33.5 gallons was  itself the highest average consumption level compared to the nine other regions  reviewed. North Dakota also led the nation in binge drinking, with nearly 24% of  adults reporting such excessive alcohol consumption.
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Montana
  4. South Dakota
  5. Vermont
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See the complete to ten list here of the states where drinking beer seems to be a huge past time. With the 4th of July holiday coming up, we strongly encourage you to celebrate responsible.

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