Iraq Beer

Today in 1932, Iraq gained their Independence from the League of Nations mandate under British administration.


Iraq Breweries

Iraq Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%


  • Full Name: Republic of Iraq
  • Location: Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iran and Kuwait
  • Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy
  • Language: Arabic (official), Kurdish (official), Turkmen (a Turkish dialect) and Assyrian (Neo-Aramaic) are official in areas where they constitute a majority of the population), Armenian
  • Religion(s): Muslim (official) 97% (Shia 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%
  • Capital: Baghdad
  • Population: 31,129,225; 39th
  • Area: 438,317 sq km, 59th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly more than twice the size of Idaho
  • National Food: Samak masgouf
  • National Symbols: Rose; Golden Eagle
  • Affiliations: UN, Arab League
  • Independence: From the League of Nations mandate under British administration, October 3, 1932 / Note: the Government of Iraq has yet to declare an official national holiday but still observes Republic Day, July 14, 1958


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18 (Forbidden to Muslims)
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Number of Breweries: 1


  • How to Say “Beer”: beereh (biræ) جعة / شراب من الشعير / جعة / المزر شراب نوع من الجعة / بيرة / bîre بیره‌
  • How to Order a Beer: Waheed beera, meen fadleek / Dan min yek bire
  • How to Say “Cheers”: في صحتك
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 67%
  • Wine: <1%
  • Spirits: 33%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 0.20
  • Unrecorded: 2.21
  • Total: 2.41
  • Beer: 0.07

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 0.2 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Sales Restrictions: Hours, location, specific events, intoxicated persons
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: Yes

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None