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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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  • 1
    Czech Republic
    Total consumption per person: 158.6 litres
  • 2
    Ireland

    Ireland

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 131.1 litres
  • 3
    Germany

    Germany

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 110 litres
  • 4
    Austria

    Austria

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 108.3 litres
  • 5
    Australia

    Australia

    Oceania
    Total consumption per person: 104.7 litres
  • 6
    United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    Florida, USA
    Total consumption per person: 99 litres
  • 7
    Poland

    Poland

    Maine, USA
    Total consumption per person: 95 litres
  • 8
    Denmark

    Denmark

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 89.9 litres
  • 9
    Finland

    Finland

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 85 litres
  • 10
    Luxembourg

    Luxembourg

    Wallonia, Belgium
    Total consumption per person: 84.4 litres
  • 11
    Slovakia

    Slovakia

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 84.1 litres
  • 12
    Spain

    Spain

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 83.8 litres
  • 13
    United States of America
    Total consumption per person: 81.6 litres
  • 14
    Croatia

    Croatia

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 81.2 litres
  • 15
    Belgium

    Belgium

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 81 litres
  • 16
    Estonia

    Estonia

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 80 litres
  • 17
    Netherlands

    Netherlands

    Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Total consumption per person: 77 litres
  • 18
    Lithuania

    Lithuania

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 76 litres
  • 19
    New Zealand
    Total consumption per person: 75.5 litres
  • 20
    Hungary

    Hungary

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 75.3 litres
  • 21
    Canada

    Canada

    Americas
    Total consumption per person: 68.3 litres
  • 22
    Latvia

    Latvia

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 68 litres
  • 23
    South Africa
    Total consumption per person: 60 litres
  • 24
    Portugal

    Portugal

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 59.6 litres
  • 25
    Bulgaria

    Bulgaria

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 59.5 litres