South Dakota Near Top On "Beer Shipment" List
by Associated Press
July 05, 2013 1:40 PM
A new study shows that North Dakota is tops in the nation in beer shipments per capita, if age is taken into account.
The analysis was done by the Beer Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing brewers, importers and suppliers. It found that nearly 46 gallons of beer were shipped to North Dakota for every person of legal drinking age last year. Put another way, it's about 82 six-packs for every person.
New Hampshire was second at 44 gallons, followed by Montana with 41 and South Dakota with 39.
North Dakota Department of Human Services prevention administrator Pamela Sageness says that the culture in North Dakota is that "a six-pack is a serving." She says that can lead to problems like binge-drinking.