North Dakotans love their beer and now we have the evidence to prove it.

The Beer Institute recently released a state-by-state analysis of beer consumption and North Dakota tops the list.

The Top 5 beer consuming states, per capita, are:

  1. North Dakota
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Montana
  4. South Dakota
  5. Wisconsin

According to, beer consumption rose 1.5% in 2012. On average, each American over the age of 21 drank 12oz of beer per day last year.

I'd like to think that my moving here helped push us over the beer consumption hump, but I didn't move here until the start of 2013. So, imagine how much more beer North Dakota will consume this year now that I'm a resident!