Belarus Beer

Today in 1991, Belarus gained their Independence from the USSR.


Belarus Breweries

Belarus Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.03%


  • Full Name: Republic of Belarus
  • Location: Eastern Europe, east of Poland
  • Government Type: Republic in name, although in fact a dictatorship
  • Language: Belarusian (official) 23.4%, Russian (official) 70.2%, other 6.4% (includes small Polish- and Ukrainian-speaking minorities)
  • Religion(s): Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20%
  • Capital: Minsk
  • Population: 9,542,883; 90th
  • Area: 207,600 sq km, 86th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Kansas
  • National Food: Ndolé
  • National Symbols: Wisent; mounted knight known as Pahonia (the Chaser)
  • Affiliations: UN, CIS
  • Independence: From the Soviet Union, August 25, 1991


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.03%
  • Number of Breweries: 27


  • How to Say “Beer”: piva / піва
  • How to Order a Beer: Ad-no pee-vah ka-lee lah-ska
  • How to Say “Cheers”: ўра / для Вашага здароўя
  • Toasting Etiquette: It is gracious to learn a few toasts. The most common are na zdo ro vie (to your health) and an ancient Polish toast, sto-lyat (a hundred years)


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 28%
  • Wine: 9%
  • Spirits: 43%
  • Other: 28%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 11.22
  • Unrecorded: 3.91
  • Total: 15.13
  • Beer: 1.84

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 11.2 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Hours, places, specific events
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 4

Prohibition: None


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