Welcome to Beer Hampshire

In New Hampshire in summer, the mountains and valleys are green, the streams are babbling, and the beer is flowing. The state, home to 17 brewers—including an 865,000-sq.-ft. Anheuser-Busch (BUD) facility in Merrimack—boasts the highest beer sales per person in the U.S. In 2010, an average of 32.7 gallons of beer, the equivalent of nearly 350 12-ounce cans, were sold per legal drinking-age person in New Hampshire, according to estimates from the Beer Institute, an industry lobbying group in Washington, D.C. The overall rate for the rest of the U.S. was 20.7 gallons.

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