Dec 30th 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
Residents of Milwaukee get the most smashed.
The Daily Beast developed a drunkenness matrix
to rate cities on how intoxicated their citizens are. The metric is based on average number of drinks per person per month, percentage of adults who are heavy drinkers, percentage of adults who are binge drinkers and deaths per 100,000 residents from liver cancer. Following Milwaukee, a city associated with beer production
, were Fargo, N.D.; San Francisco; Austin
; and Reno, Nev.
Considering only average drinks per person, per month, Milwaukee doesn't rate particularly high, trailing Austin; Boston (eighth overall); and Anchorage, Alaska (ninth), among other cities.
However, that could just prove the point that the folks in Milwaukee aren't sipping a glass of wine a day to keep their heart strong -- they're just out there on Friday nights drinking like there's no tomorrow.