It's no secret that North Dakotans love their beer. They love it so much, actually, that the state of North Dakota has been ranked as the third drunkest in the country by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

The folks over at The Daily Meal took the findings in the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's annual report on alcohol trends and ranked each state, based on how much alcohol they consume per capita.

North Dakota landed at number three, with 3.42 gallons of alcohol consumed per capita. North Dakota was beat out by a couple of smaller, northeastern states: New Hampshire was #1 with 4.65 gallons per capita and Delaware came in at #2 with 3.59.

It should come as no surprise that Utah was the driest state, with only 1.37 gallons of alcohol consumed per capita.

You can see the complete top 10 below:

  1. New Hampshire - 4.65
  2. Delaware - 3.59
  3. North Dakota - 3.42
  4. Nevada - 3.27
  5. Wisconsin - 3.00
  6. Montana - 2.96
  7. Vermont - 2.92
  8. Alaska - 2.82
  9. Colorado - 2.76
  10. Idaho - 2.76

To find out where each state ranks, visit The Daily Meal HERE.

[The Daily Meal]