Beer consumption in the U.S. has fallen for the third straight year, according to a report by the Beer Institute, a lobbying group.

Since 2008, beer consumption has fallen as much as 11% in some states. Americans still, however, consume a massive amount of the foamy beverage — an estimated 6.3 billion gallons in 2011. Nationwide, 28.3 gallons of beer a year were consumed for every American of legal age.


Here are the top 10 states & the average amount of beer that a person drinks in that state annually....

• 10. Delaware > Per capita consumption: 34.3 gallons

• 9. Nebraska > Per capita consumption: 34.6 gallons (tied-8th)

• 8. Texas > Per capita consumption: 34.6 gallons (tied-8th)

• 7. Vermont > Per capita consumption: 34.7 gallons

• 6. Wisconsin > Per capita consumption: 36.2 gallons

• 5. Nevada > Per capita consumption: 36.5 gallons

• 4. South Dakota > Per capita consumption: 38.0 gallons

• 3. Montana > Per capita consumption: 40.6 gallons

• 2. North Dakota > Per capita consumption: 42.2 gallons

• 1. New Hampshire > Per capita consumption: 43.0 gallons

Tied for 8th place with Vermont? Come on, Texas: we're better than that.

(USA Today)