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Germans Are Sure They Drink the Most

Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 1:38 PM ET

CNBC.com's Kim Khan is temporarily hijacking Eurocentric to provide blogs on the business of brewing from Oktoberfest in Munich.

Want to start an altercation at Oktoberfest? Inform the people in your tent that Germany does not lead the world in beer consumption.

According to a survey by Japan's Kirin brewery, Germany ranks just No. 3 in beer consumption per person. (Check out our handy slideshow >>>)

The Czech Republic consumes almost 157 liters per person annually. Germany comes in at just under 116 liters per person. Given children and people who don't drink at all, both are pretty respectable – but looking at Oktoberfest I can see where the difference is made up.


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