America reportedly drinks about 6.3 billion gallons of beer every year. But which states drink the most? According to data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, beer consumption per capita varies significantly by state and region.

Midwesterners drink more beer than those in other regions, while Northeasterners drink the least. However, New Hampshire residents drink by far the most beer per capita of any state — likely due to the state’s unique lack of tax on alcohol. Meanwhile, Utah unsurprisingly drinks the least amount of beer per capita, as the predominantly Mormon state largely abstains from alcohol.

VinePair’s color-coded maps show these and other results of American beer consumption in 2018.

THE STATES THAT DRINK THE MOST BEER PER CAPITA

After New Hampshire, the states that claim the most beer drinking per capita are Montana, Vermont, and North Dakota.

THE STATES THAT DRINK THE MOST BEER OVERALL

Unsurprisingly, highly populated states such as California, Texas, and Florida top the list of states drinking the most beer overall — with Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New York trailing behind.

Ranking The States

Rank State Gallons of Ethanol Per Capita*
1 New Hampshire 1.79
2 Montana 1.6
3 Vermont 1.53
4 North Dakota 1.50
5 South Dakota 1.37
6 Nevada 1.35
7 Maine 1.34
8 Wisconsin 1.29
8 Pennsylvania 1.29
10 Hawaii 1.28
11 Iowa 1.24
12 Louisiana 1.23
13 Nebraska 1.22
13 Wyoming 1.22
15 Mississippi 1.21
15 Oregon 1.21
15 Texas 1.21
18 West Virginia 1.15
19 Colorado 1.14
19 Minnesota 1.14
21 Delaware 1.11
21 Missouri 1.11
21 South Carolina 1.11
24 Ohio 1.10
25 Arizona 1.08
25 Dist. Of Columb. 1.08
25 Illinois 1.08
28 New Mexico 1.07
29 Alaska 1.06
30 Florida 1.05
31 Alabama 1.04
31 North Carolina 1.04
33 California 1.00
33 Michigan 1.00
33 Oklahoma 1.00
36 Kansas 0.99
37 Tennessee 0.98
38 Indiana 0.96
39 Georgia 0.95
40 Virginia 0.94
41 Kentucky 0.93
42 Massachusetts 0.91
42 Washington 0.91
44 Arkansas 0.90
44 Idaho 0.90
44 Rhode Island 0.90
47 New York 0.88
48 Connecticut 0.80
48 New Jersey 0.80
50 Maryland 0.78
51 Utah 0.58

Looking at things from the perspective of total gallons of beer consumed, the data largely mirrors population ranks.

Rank State Gallons Overall
1 California 727.3M
2 Texas 618.1M
3 Florida 420.1M
4 New York 321.1M
5 Pennsylvania 307.9M
6 Illinois 253.4M
7 Ohio 237M
8 North Carolina 198.2M
9 Michigan 186.2M
10 Georgia 181.6M
11 Virginia 148.2M
12 Arizona 141.4M
13 Wisconsin 138.8M
14 New Jersey 132M
15 Washington 125.6M
16 Missouri 124.4M
17 Tennessee 122.4M
18 Colorado 119.3M
19 Massachusetts 118.7M
20 Indiana 117M
21 Minnesota 116.3M
22 South Carolina 103.9M
23 Louisiana 103.7M
24 Oregon 94.4M
25 Alabama 93.4M
26 Maryland 86.7M
27 Kentucky 76.2M
28 Nevada 75.2M
29 Iowa 71.6M
30 Oklahoma  71.2M
31 Mississippi  65.6M
32 Connecticut 53.5M
33 Kansas 51.8M
34 Arkansas 49.3M
35 New Hampshire 46.3M
36 Nebraska 42.1M
37 New Mexico 40.8M
38 West Virginia 39.1M
39 Maine 34.1M
40 Hawaii 33.6M
41 Montana 31.5M
42 Utah 31.3M
43 Idaho 28.1M
44 South Dakota 21.7M
45 North Dakota 20.6M
46 Delaware 20M
47 Vermont 18.3M
48 Rhode Island 18.1M
49 Dist. of Columb. 14.3M
50 Alaska 14M
51 Wyoming 12.8M

*This data uses an estimate of average ethanol content of sold or shipped beer into gallons of ethanol (pure alcohol) before calculating per capita consumption estimates. For this data, the alcohol by volume value for beer is 0.045.