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Highest Beer Consumption Per Capita

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This list ranks countries by their annual beer consumption per capita. The Irish and Germans may think they're the heaviest drinkers, but they're not. That honor goes to the Czechs. Beer is the most popular, widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, and third most popular beverage overall behind water and tea - meaning there are lots of biggest beer drinking countries. Beer may also be the oldest alcoholic beverage, with references to it found within some of humanities earliest known writings. Countries with high consumption of beer per capita likely have a culture that has been making brew for a long time. 

What countries drink the most beer? What's the average beer consumption of the country you're from? Today, regional beers are distributed and enjoyed world wide... And judging from this list, some countries enjoy their beer more than others, landing them a spot on this list of beer drinking countries.
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  • Czech Republic1
    Total consumption per person: 158.6 litres
  • Ireland2

    Ireland

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 131.1 litres
  • Germany3

    Germany

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 110 litres
  • Austria4

    Austria

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 108.3 litres
  • Australia5

    Australia

    Oceania
    Total consumption per person: 104.7 litres
  • United Kingdom6

    United Kingdom

    Florida, USA
    Total consumption per person: 99 litres
  • Poland7

    Poland

    Maine, USA
    Total consumption per person: 95 litres
  • Denmark8

    Denmark

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 89.9 litres
  • Finland9

    Finland

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 85 litres
  • Luxembourg10

    Luxembourg

    Wallonia, Belgium
    Total consumption per person: 84.4 litres
  • Slovakia11

    Slovakia

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 84.1 litres
  • Spain12

    Spain

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 83.8 litres
  • United States of America13
    Total consumption per person: 81.6 litres
  • Croatia14

    Croatia

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 81.2 litres
  • Belgium15

    Belgium

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 81 litres
  • Estonia16

    Estonia

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 80 litres
  • Netherlands17

    Netherlands

    Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Total consumption per person: 77 litres
  • Lithuania18

    Lithuania

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 76 litres
  • New Zealand19
    Total consumption per person: 75.5 litres
  • Hungary20

    Hungary

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 75.3 litres
  • Canada21

    Canada

    Americas
    Total consumption per person: 68.3 litres
  • Latvia22

    Latvia

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 68 litres
  • South Africa23
    Total consumption per person: 60 litres
  • Portugal24

    Portugal

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 59.6 litres
  • Bulgaria25

    Bulgaria

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 59.5 litres