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Anne Erickson

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Happy National American Beer Day!

National American Beer Day is celebrated every year on Oct. 27. It’s a day to honor the beermaking industry and enjoy a rich, bubbly brew.

Read on for some fun facts about beer!

North Dakota drinks more beer than any other state (According to Thrillist.com)

Humans consume over 50 billion gallons of beer every year globally. (According to Facts.net)

Beer cans debuted in 1933 (According to Thrillist.com)

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic drink in the world. (According to Facts.net)

The oldest beer brewery opened way back to 1040. (According to Facts.net)

Also, according to VinePair.com, the states that drink the most beer are, starting with No. 2, New Hampshire, followed by Montana, Vermont, North Dakota and South Dakota. Michigan is No. 33! Check out the full list here.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com!