Algeria Beer

Today in 1962, Algeria gained their Independence from France.


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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.01%


  • Full Name: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: Arabic (official), French (lingua franca), Tamazight (Kabylie), and other Berber dialects
  • Religion(s): Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
  • Capital: Algiers
  • Population: 35,406,303; 35th
  • Area: 2,381,741 sq km, 10th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas
  • National Food: Couscous
  • National Symbol: Star and Crescent
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union, Arab League
  • Independence: From France, July 5, 1962


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18 [Note: Illegal for Muslims]
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Label Requirements: N/A
  • Number of Breweries: 8


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


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 80%
  • Wine: 11%
  • Spirits: 9%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 0.66
  • Unrecorded: 0.30
  • Total: 0.96
  • Beer: 0.09

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 0.7 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Location, specific events, petrol stations
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: Yes

Patterns of Drinking Score: 2

Prohibition: None


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