Texans Drank Over 43 Million Gallons of Beer in April


Texans consumed over 43 million gallons of beer last month, averaging out to roughly 1.57 gallons of brew per person and bringing in nearly $8.7 million in tax collections for the state.

Each month, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission releases the total gallons of distilled spirits, wine, beer and ale sold throughout the month, breaking down the results in each category to the estimated consumption per capita.

The results are based upon an estimated population of 27,470,110, and demonstrate how much alcohol each Texan would have to drink to reach the numbers provided. Also included in the report is the total monetary amount collected in tax dollars.

Of the more than 57 million gallons of alcoholic beverages bought and sold statewide in April, beer outsold all of the other forms of alcohol combined by nearly 300 percent, with approximately 14 million gallons remaining among the other three categories.

Ale was the state’s second most popular choice with approximately 6.3 million gallons sold, averaging out to just over 29 ounces per Texan, with wine following at 4.7 million gallons and roughly 22 ounces per person.

The remaining 2.84 million gallons were consumed in distilled spirits, averaging out to just over 13 ounces per person in the month of April.

Combined, Texans consumed a total of just over two gallons of alcoholic beverages per capita in April, generating some $17.67 million in taxes. 

Below are the complete statistics in each category, with the exception of tax rate per gallon.

BeverageGallonsGallons Per CapitaTotal Tax Collections
Distilled Spirits2,841,8010.1035$6,820,323


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