Beer Marketers Insights, an alcohol industry publication, has released its 2015 analysis of beer consumption, by state. Wisconsin has dropped to the 6th positions based on the details outlined below.
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Source: thinkstock.comAbout 213,029 barrels of beer, or 6.6 billion gallons, were shipped into the United States in 2013, down slightly from the year before. U.S. beer shipments, used to capture consumption levels, fell slightly from 28.3 gallons per drinking-age adult in 2012 to 27.6 gallons in 2013. Despite declining across the United States, beer consumption […]
> Annual per capita consumption: 35.8
> Pct. chg. in alcohol consumption 2003-2013: 3.9% (22nd largest increase)
> Pct. binge drinkers:22.5% (2nd highest)
> Median household income: $51,467 (24th highest)
In addition to drinking more beer than people in all but a handful of other states, 22.5% of Wisconsin adults reported binge drinking, the second highest percentage after only North Dakota. Drinking-age state residents were also among the nation’s most likely to be heavy drinkers — 7.8% reported drinking alcohol every day, the third highest percentage. In addition, more than 3% of adults said they had driven in the past 30 days after drinking too much, the fourth highest figure. Beer consumption fell in the nation by roughly 9.4% between 2003 and 2013. The trend in Wisconsin was no different, with alcohol consumption from beer falling by 7.5% over the same period. However, total alcohol consumption actually went up over that decade, with a 16.5% increase in alcohol use from spirits, and a 26.5% increase from wine.