I've managed to spin yet more thread from that tangled clump of numbers. This time adding population figures to come up with figures for beer output per head of population. I've found it very instructive.
I'm going to repeat the map of Autro-Hungarian provinces as otherwise the table won't much sense to most of you. Me, I'm becoming pointlessly familiar with the administrative divisions of the Empire.
Now the numbers:
|Austrian beer output per head per province in 1888|
|Tirol und Vorarlberg||916,200||266,871||29.13|
|Hungary and Siebenbergen||14,715,900||490,831||3.34|
|Croatia and Slavonia||2,065,900||10,962||0.53|
Salzburg is the unexpected winner. Not because its beer output was huge, but because its population was small. The converse was true of Bohemia: it produced easily the most beer, but also had one of the largest populations. Something I noticed: the population of the Czech Republic is now scarcely great than in 1888. Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia come to about 8.5 million. The current population is about 10 million.
You can see beer production was ridiculously concentrated in the top left hand corner of the Empire. Basically the areas with a majority Czech- or German-speaking population. Not a shock, really, but it's always nice to have hard evidence.