British Columbians drink less beer—albeit better beer—per capita than other Canadians

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      Recently released numbers from Statistics Canada show that in comparison to other provinces, beer sales accounted for the lowest market share of alcoholic beverages sold in B.C.

      In Canada's westernmost province, 34 percent of all booze revenues came from beer.

      Contrast that with Nunavut, where 60.7 percent of alcoholic beverage sales were beer.

      Craft beer accounts for about a quarter of all the beer sold in B.C., which outpaces other provinces in this category.

      It might lead craft aficionados to conclude that while British Columbians may be guzzling fewer brewskies than people in other parts of Canada, they're choosing higher-quality beer.

      Overall, beer sales rose 0.8 percent across Canada in the fiscal year ending March 31.

      Meanwhile, sales of Canadian wine were up 5.5. percent and imported wines rose 4.2 percent over the same period.

      Liquor sales were up 4.4. percent, with whisky ranking first (30.2 percent), followed by vodka (24.9 percent) and rum (16.3 percent).