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And the award for ‘Booziest Nation’ goes to…

TORONTO — There’s no doubt that Canadians love their beer. But how do we measure up against other beer loving countries?

According to The Telegraph, which recently mapped out the world according to beer consumption per capita, Canada doesn’t even rank in the top 10. Ouch!

Compiled by the Japanese beverage company Kirin, the list includes a few obvious destinations but also a couple of surprises. The country that consumes the most beer on earth is the Czech Republic, which has won the title for an astounding 23 consecutive years. In 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available, Czechs drank 142.4 litres of beer per person, an equivalent of 250 pints.

Not surprisingly, Austria and Germany followed closely behind in third and fourth place, respectively, while Poland ranked sixth and Ireland seventh.

Perhaps the biggest surprise on the list, clocking in at second place, is Seychelles. Namibia also raised a few eyebrows with a fifth place finish.

Here is the complete list:

1. Czech Republic – 142.4 litres per capita

2. Seychelles – 114.6

3. Austria – 104.7

4. Germany – 104.7

5. Namibia – 102.7

6. Poland – 99

7. Ireland – 97.5

8. Lithuania – 97.1

9. Belize – 94.7

10. Romania – 92.1

In terms of total alcohol consumption per capita, Belarus proved to be the booziest in the world, with the average drinker consuming 17.5 litres of pure alcohol per year. The Telegraph broke this down to be the equivalent to 179 bottles of wine, or 1,750 shots of vodka. Cheers to that!

Sadly (or maybe not?), Canada failed to rank on this list too. Instead, here are your top 10 booziest nations:

1. Belarus – 17.5 litres of pure alcohol per capita

2. Moldova – 16.8

3. Lithuania – 15.4

4. Russia – 15.1

5. Romania – 14.4

6. Ukraine – 13.9

7. Andorra – 13.8

8. Hungary – 13.3

9. Czech Republic – 13

10. Slovakia – 13

‘Knowing your customer’ is probably the #1 rule in sales.

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