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West Virginians drink a lot, and legally it's all "non-intoxicating beer," the only kind that can be sold. It sounds stricter than it really is: Non-intoxicating beer is legally defined as 0.5 percent to 12 percent alcohol by volume, according to the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration
. (For reference, Budweiser has about 5 percent ABV.) This odd name came about as a way for bars and restaurants to continue selling beer during Prohibition and has survived until today.