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Map of the week: How much beer is drunk in Europe?

Article published on Feb. 23, 2015
Article published on Feb. 23, 2015

Cenosillicaphobia: the fear of an empty glass. The symptoms include sweating hands, quivering, reduction of body temperature and convulsions. 

In the most severe cases, the affected person may wake up one morning in a coma. But how many of us do not realise that we suffer from this phobia, because our mugs are always full of booze? 

The fewest people aware of the fact that they are suffering from Cenosillicaphobia probably are those in the Czech Republic, where the average citizen consumes 149 litres of beer a year. The Austrians  are definitely b eer connoisseurs   (108 litres per person per year), as are Germany ( 106 litres per person per year) and the Estonians (102  litres per person per year). Surprisingly, the UK trails the rest behind with 69. As for the least beer consumed, it's Montenegro, whose residents only drink 11 litres per capita per year.

Check out how beer is made in five easy steps here.

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This article is part of our Map of the Week series: charting the stats that matter to Europe, one map at a time.