Although it bills itself as Beer Paradise, beer is not the favorite beverage of Belgians – or at least the one they drink the most.
A government survey shows that beer has fallen not only behind bottle water, but also soft drinks and coffee.
The average Belgian drank 136 liters of mineral water last year, 125 of coffee, 120 of soft drinks and 92.5 of beer.
Within Belgium, the Flemish tend to spend more on tea and soft drinks, while Wallonians typically go more for coffee, water, beer and other alcohols. In Brussels, fruit juices and wine are the most popular.