Love it or hate it, beer is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. One of the most exciting beer facts is that because there are so many varieties, there are plenty of opportunities for drinkers to experiment and find something they like. From light and refreshing pilsners to strong imperial stouts, there is a style of beer to fit everyone’s tastes. Read on for some interesting facts about beer!
6 Beer Facts You Should Know:
- Americans drink more than 6 billion gallons of beer a year. (source) In 2018, Americans drank 6.3 billion gallons of beer. That’s 209.6 pints per every drinking-age adult!
- New Hampshire drinks more beer per capita than any other state. (source) Residents of New Hampshire drink on average 1.79 gallons of ethanol per year. Utah residents drink the least at just 0.58 gallons per capita.
- The strongest beer in the world has an ABV of 57.8%. (source) In 2020, BrewDog and Schorschbrau teamed up to create Strength in Numbers, the strongest beer ever made. Scottish brewery Brewmeister created Snake Venom which is 67% ABV, however this beverage is fortified with alcohol which many beer aficionados disqualify.
- Beer at restaurants can be marked up nearly 700%. (source) Beer, along with wine and liquor, is one of the most highly marked up products in the restaurant world. A domestic beer at a restaurant can be marked up 694%.
- A beer garden in Raleigh, NC has 369 varieties of beer on tap, more than any location in the world. (source) The Raleigh Beer Garden in North Carolina holds the Guinness World record for most varieties of beer on draft tap.
- Portland, ME has the most breweries per capita in the United States. (source) Portland has 18 breweries for every 50,000 people, making it one of the best destinations for craft beer lovers.
Remember to drink responsibly and enjoy!