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Pennsylvania Loves Beer!

duff manAuthor Dave Barry once said: “Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” Truer words have never been spoken.

Beer is the magical amber elixir that helps grease the wheels of life…and the state of Pennsylvania loves it! In fact, reports in its “Stats On Tap” that PA residents drink between 31 and 35 gallons of beer per capita on an annual basis. That’s a healthy number and it’s probably not a coincidence that Penn State is located smack dap in the middle of William Penn’s beer drinking metropolis.

Some other beer-tastic stats from the same chart:

* In the U.S., a barrel of beer contains 31 gallons

*Americans drink more beer on July 4th than any other day of the year.

* Under Kentucky law, a person is considered sober until he or she “cannot hold on to the ground”

“Hold on to the ground?” Right on! I guess I know where I’m movin’ to! Speaking of places to move, “Stats On Tap” also included that Montana consumes the most amount of beer per capita in the U.S. with each resident consuming 43.9 gallons of beer a year. That’s a lot of cold barley soup!

Well, all this beer talk has made me quite thirsty. A thought from our man Homer Simpson would end this in the best way: “All right, brain, I don’t like you and you don’t like me – so let’s just do this and I’ll get back to killing you with beer.”


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