United States Beer

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Today in 1776, the United States declared their Independence from Great Britain.

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United States Breweries
Last year I did a page of brewery links for each state, which can be found below:

United States Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guilds: Brewers Association; Beer Institute, numerous State Guilds plus many additional U.S. organizations

National Regulatory Agency: TTB

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: TTB Requirements

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%

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  • Full Name: United States of America
  • Location: North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico
  • Government Type: Constitution-based federal republic
  • Language: English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7%
  • Religion(s): Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4%
  • Capital: Washington, DC
  • Population: 313,847,465; 3rd
  • Area: 9,826,675 sq km, 3rd
  • Comparative Area: About half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union
  • National Food: Apple pie; hamburger; roast turkey; plus many states have their own official state foods
  • National Symbols: Bald Eagle, American Bison; Rose; Oak; Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, Liberty Bell; Stars and Stripes
  • Nickname: America, Uncle Sam
  • Affiliations: UN, NATO, OAS, Pacific Community
  • Independence: Declared from the UK, July 4, 1776 / Recognized by Great Britain, September 3, 1783

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  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 21 [Note: The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 withholds revenue from states that allow the purchase of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21. Prior to the effective date of that Act, the drinking age varied from state to state.]
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Number of Breweries: 2,000+

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  • How to Say “Beer”: beer
  • How to Order a Beer: one beer, please
  • How to Say “Cheers”: cheers
  • Toasting Etiquette: toasts

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 53%
  • Wine: 16%
  • Spirits: 31%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 8.44
  • Unrecorded: 1.00
  • Total: 9.44
  • Beer: 4.47

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 8.4 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Sales Restrictions: No
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: N/A

Patterns of Drinking Score: 2

Prohibition: 1920-1933

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