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6th January 2023

The thirstiest States in America

I’m Tim, a digital publicist with NWB and I represent Joshua Bartlett, the founder and CEO of Learning to Homebrew We’ve recently completed a dataset that helped us to establish, once and for all, the thirstiest states in America that will hopefully be of interest to you.

Learning to Homebrew specializes in helping its audience hone and develop their skill as homebrewers and increase their knowledge about brewing and the craft beer revolution. Josh thought it was the right time to discover precisely which states are the most and least demanding beer drinkers. In order to do this, Josh gathered and worked his way through a mountain of data in order to create a definitive and up-to-date record of the thirstiest states in the US.

In order to find a definitive answer, Learning to Homebrew examined the following data –

  • Population Density

  • Number of Breweries Per State

  • Favorite / Most Popular State In Each State

  • Amount of Beer Consumed Per Capita

  • Revenue Generated By Beer Sales Per State

This information allowed Learning to Homebrew to create a list of the states that consumed the most beer, as well as a list of those that consumed the least. The data accrued was gathered from verifiable sources such as USA Today, Food and Wine, and the American Homebrewers Association. The insight and data that each source provided was then indexed to create the list of the most beer-friendly states in the US.

Surprisingly, the most thirsty state and the one at the top of the list was Montana whose residents consume an average of 40.8 gallons of beer EACH year and have 92 active breweries, while the state where hops and barley have the smallest audience was and is the most religious state in the nation, the home of Mormonism, Utah. Josh had the following to say about the eventual results –

“While I don’t think that it’ll exactly be a surprise that Utah has the smallest number of beer devotees in the US, it was a shock to discover that Montana was the thirstiest state for a number of reasons, the most obvious of which is that it isn’t the first place that anyone thinks about when they’re drinking an ice cold beer.

Some of the most obvious factors that should have seen the centers of the craft beer revolution and more established brewing industries didn’t even make the list, and the number of rural rather than urban states that favor beer over more traditional non-alcoholic drinks was a revelation, and changed my perception of the way that America views beer”

If you’d like to discover and share with your readers and audience, which states love beer the most, you can read the article in question, which includes the full set of data used to determine the results here

Please feel free to share the results and the article, and if you have any other questions, I’ll be happy to answer them or help you reach out to Josh who can and will provide any additional insight you may require.

If you do decide that you’d like to use the information or any of the data, both Josh and I would appreciate it if you could attribute it to his website, Learning to Homebrew

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