States Drinking the Most Beer

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15. South Carolina
> Per capita consumption among adults in 2019: 29.4 gallons of beer
> 5 yr. consumption change (2015-2019): -6.4% — 22nd largest decrease
> Beer tax rate: $0.77 per gallon — 5th highest
> Adults reporting excessive drinking: 17.4% — 18th lowest
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 33.1% — 12th highest

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14. Mississippi
> Per capita consumption among adults in 2019: 29.5 gallons of beer
> 5 yr. consumption change (2015-2019): -9.2% — 3rd largest decrease
> Beer tax rate: $0.43 per gallon — 13th highest
> Adults reporting excessive drinking: 13.6% — 3rd lowest
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 20.0% — 2nd lowest

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13. Oregon
> Per capita consumption among adults in 2019: 29.6 gallons of beer
> 5 yr. consumption change (2015-2019): -2.6% — 8th smallest decrease
> Beer tax rate: $0.08 per gallon — 6th lowest
> Adults reporting excessive drinking: 18.6% — 23rd lowest
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 30.9% — 19th highest

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11. Iowa
> Per capita consumption among adults in 2019: 30.6 gallons of beer
> 5 yr. consumption change (2015-2019): -6.7% — 18th largest decrease
> Beer tax rate: $0.19 per gallon — 19th lowest
> Adults reporting excessive drinking: 22.1% — 3rd highest
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 26.9% — 16th lowest

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11. Wyoming
> Per capita consumption among adults in 2019: 30.6 gallons of beer
> 5 yr. consumption change (2015-2019): -1.9% — 4th smallest decrease
> Beer tax rate: $0.02 per gallon — the lowest
> Adults reporting excessive drinking: 19.8% — 15th highest
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 34.2% — 9th highest