Burkina Faso Beer

Today in 1960, Burkina Faso gained their Independence from France.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Breweries

Burkina Faso Brewery Guides

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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: None


  • Full Name: Burkina Faso (f.k.a. Upper Volta)
  • Location: Western Africa, north of Ghana
  • Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
  • Language: French (official), native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population
  • Religion(s): Muslim 60.5%, Catholic 19%, animist 15.3%, Protestant 4.2%, other 0.6%, none 0.4%
  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Population: 17,275,115; 61st
  • Area: 274,200 sq km, 75th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly larger than Colorado
  • National Food: Sorghum, millet, rice, maize, peanuts, potatoes, beans, yams and okra
  • National Symbol: Lion
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union
  • Independence: From France, August 5, 1960 / Republic Day, commemorates the day that Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community, December 11, 1958


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: None
  • Number of Breweries: 3


  • How to Say “Beer”: bière
  • How to Order a Beer: Une bière, s’il vous plait
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Santé
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 9%
  • Wine: 2%
  • Spirits: 9%
  • Other: 80%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 4.48
  • Unrecorded: 2.50
  • Total: 6.98
  • Beer: 0.41

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 4.5 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Time, location, specific events, intoxicated persons, petrol stations
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None



  1. says

    “Burkina Faso? Disputed Zone? Who called all these weird places?” – Homer Simpson
    “Quiet, it might be you, I can’t remember.” – Homer’s Brain
    “No, I’m gonna ask Marge.” – Homer Simpson
    “No, no! Why embarrass us both? Just write a check and I’ll release some more endorphins.” – Homer’s Brain

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