It's official, Brits out-drink Aussies

08 August, 2008

Q Who drinks more beer - the Brits or the Aussies?

A It's quite a close -run thing but the Brits are just in front, swigging 95.6 litres a head compared

with 90.9 litres Down Under.

In Europe, British beer drinkers are outpaced by the Irish (106 litres), the Germans (115.2 litres) and the Czechs, who knock back a staggering 164.1 litres, according to figures compiled by the British Beer & Pub Association.




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