Where to find beer, and glass
Where to find the beer guzzlers — and their glass
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
What does this ranked list represent: North Dakota, New Hampshire, Montana, South Dakota and Wisconsin? These are the top five states in per capita beer consumption in 2012.
Though more than half of the glass containers generated by American consumers are beer bottles, beer isn't consumed at equal levels nationwide. According to the Beer Institute, residents in No. 50 (Utah) drank 56 percent less beer per capita last year than did North Dakotans. In fact, per capita consumption in the bottom five states (Utah, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and New York) was 46 percent less than in the top five states.
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