Burundi Beer

Today in 1962, Burundi gained their Independence from Belgium.


Burundi Breweries

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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.10%


  • Full Name: Republic of Burundi
  • Location: Central Africa, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area)
  • Religion(s): Indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
  • Capital: Bujumbura
  • Population: 10,557,259; 81st
  • Area: 27,830 sq km, 147th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Maryland
  • National Food: Elephant Soup
  • National Symbol: Lion
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union
  • Independence: From Belgium, July 1, 1962


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18 [Note: No limit if accompanied by parents.]
  • BAC: 0.10%
  • Label Requirements: N/A
  • Number of Breweries: 2


  • How to Say “Beer”: inzoga / bière / bia
  • How to Order a Beer: N/A
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Kira (“be healthy”)
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 19%
  • Wine: <1%
  • Spirits: <1%
  • Other: 81%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 6.47
  • Unrecorded: 3.00
  • Total: 9.47
  • Beer: 1.16

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 6.5 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Decrease
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Sales Restrictions: Hours, location, specific events, intoxicated persons, petrol stations
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None


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