No. 2 Biggest Beer Drinker: Montana

Gallons sold per capita: 30.5
Population of legal drinking age: 724,590
State excise taxes collected on malt beverages: $4,086,435

Montana has 30 brewers, according to the Beer Institute—that's far fewer than states such as California, which has 318, but it's plenty per capita for a place with only 989,415 people. Montana brewers manufacture more than 75,000 barrels of beer each year, according to the Montana Brewers Assn. Makers include Big Sky, Kettle House, Bayern, and Bitter Root.
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