Since 7000 BC when people in Mesopotamia brewed the first beer, the popularity of this beverage keeps on growing. Today, beer is the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage and the fourth most popular drink.
Unless you are in Kuwait where beer is illegal, enjoying a bottle of beer with friends is a favorite past time. People drink beer when they are celebrating and when they are mourning. However, beer sales are highest during the holiday month of December. According to the latest alcohol statistics here are the top 20 beer drinking countries per capita.
Germany appears to be the booziest country with an average of 147.8 liters per year per capita. In 2014, Germany produced 9,560,000 kl of beer.
The Irish average is 138.3 liters per year per person. The country brewed 728,800 kl of beer in 2014.
The Czech Republic has led for many years but has now slipped to the third position with an average of 138.1 per person per year. The country produced 1,851,000 kl of beer in 2014.
Australia consumes an average of 119.2 liters per capita per year. The country produced 1,691,000 kg of beer in 2014.
106.3 liters per person per year is Austria average. Austria brewed 901,000 kl of beer in 2014.
6. United Kingdom
The UK drinks an average of 96.8 liters per person per year. The UK produced 4,120,400 kl of beer in 2014.
Belgians consumed an average of 93.0 liters per capita. The country produced 1,820,700 kl of beer in 2014.
The Danes consumed an average of 89.9 liters per capita. Denmark produced a total of 61,100 kl in 2014.
The Finnish average is 85.0 liters per person per year. Finland production for 2014 was 410,000kl of beer.
Luxembourg has an approximate beer consumption rate of 84.4 liters per capita. The country produced 27,100kl of beer in 2014.
Slovakia average beer consumption rate is 84.1 liters per capita within the year. In 2014, the country brewed 285,700 kl of beer.
Spain has an average of 83.8 liters per person. Spain production for 2014 stood at 3,353,500 kl of beer.
13. United States
The US average is 81.6 liters per person per year. In 2014, the country produced 22,547,400 kl of beer.
Croatians drank an average of 81.2 liters per capita within the year. Croatia brewed 340,500kl of beer in 2014.
The Dutch consumed an average of 79.0 liters per capita. The country produced 2,369,600 kl of beer in 2014.
16. New Zealand
New Zealand average per person for a year is 77.0 liters. In 2014, the country brewed 457m liters of beer.
Although they don’t like the clinking of mugs or glasses when drinking beer, Hungarians love beer. This European country consumes approximately 75.3 liters per capita. Hungary brewed 623,900 kl of beer in 2014.
Poland’s average consumption rate is 69.1 liters per capita. The country beer production in 2014 stood at 3,987,000kl.
Canadians consumes an approximate 68.3 liters per person per year. In 2014, Canada produced 1,894,000 kl of beer.
The Portuguese consumed 59.6 liters per capita within the year. The country brewed 729,000kl of beer in 2014.
Bulgarian average for the year is 59.5 liters per capita. The country produced 489,000 kl of beer in 2014.
22. South Africa
South Africa produced 3,150,000 kl of beer in 2014. The country has an average of 59.2 liters per capita per year.
The Russian average is 58.9 liters of beer per person per year. Russia beer production for 2014 was 7,636,100kl of beer.
Venezuela’s average is 58.6 liters per capita per year. In 2014, Venezuela produced 2,065,000 kl of beer.
Romanians consumed an average of 58.2 liters per capita within the year.1,475,000kl of beer in 2014.
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