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Bottoms Up? Alcohol Sales Down

Kelly Connelly, KUT News

Even as the population of Texas increased in the past year, overall alcohol consumption went down.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission says there were 49.8 million gallons of beer, wine and spirits sold in March 2012. That dropped last month to 48.3 million gallons.

While beer and wine consumption was down, hard liquor use grew by almost four percent.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.
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