Macau Beer

Today in 1999, the Macau Special Administrative Region was established.


Macau Breweries

Macau Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.05%


  • Full Name: Macau Special Administrative Region
  • Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China
  • Government Type: Limited democracy
  • Language: Cantonese 85.7%, Hokkien 4%, Mandarin 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 2.7%, English 1.5%, Tagalog 1.3%, other 1.6% [Note: Chinese and Portuguese are the official language]
  • Religion(s): Buddhist 50%, Roman Catholic 15%, none or other 35%
  • Capital: Macao City
  • Population: 578,025; 169th
  • Area: 28.2 sq km, 237th
  • Comparative Area: Less than one-sixth the size of Washington, DC
  • National Food: Minchee
  • National Symbol: Lotus Blossom
  • Affiliations: None
  • Independence: A Macau Special Administrative Region was established, December 20, 1999, celebrated as Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: None
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 1


  • How to Say “Beer”: pear zao / pi jiu / 啤酒
  • How to Order a Beer: Ching gay woh ee bay pee joh
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Gom bui [Cantonese] or Gan Bei [Mandarin] or Kan bei (“dry the cup”) / Kong Chien / Nien Nien nu e / Wen lie / Yam sing, Yung sing or Yum Sen (“drink and win”) / 乾杯 / 干杯
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 44%
  • Wine: 1%
  • Spirits: <1%
  • Other: 55%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: N/A
  • Unrecorded: N/A
  • Total: N/A
  • Beer: N/A

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: N/A
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: N/A
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Sales Restrictions: N/A
  • Advertising Restrictions: N/A
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: N/A

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None


The Science of Beer Goggles

Hmm, not sure how to think about this one. It’s kinda fun, and occasionally funny, but it also goes a little bit too far when it tackles the “bag over her face” issue, although it does offer advice for both women and men. The infographic was created by, an online dating website in Great Britain, so it was probably meant to be somewhat tongue in cheek.

There is actually some science behind the concept of beer goggles, and a couple of years ago I wrote about the Math Behind Beer Goggles. The infographic does also include some of that, too, at least.

You can see this chart larger at Love Infographics.