Besides the US, there are only three countries that prohibit drinking under the age of 21, except for those that prohibit alcohol altogether. However, I recently learned that underage drinking is legal in 30 states under certain circumstances. But I couldn’t find a list of which states allow and which prohibit.
Keith, over at the Brainard Brewing blog, alerted me to this great interactive map that shows the drinking age laws in every state. Click on the image below to go to the interactive version of the map on MSNBC.com where you can click on a state and it will tell you whether underage possession and consumption is totally prohibited or if it is allowed with a spouse or guardian or if – this one is really surprising – it is “allowed in a private setting.” Wow! I never knew.