Colombia Beer

Today in 1810, Colombia gained their Independence from Spain.


Colombia Breweries

Colombia Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: National Institute for the Surveillance of Food and Medicine (Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos, INVIMA); Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarollo Rural)

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements; Labels must include the following information: Producer, importer, or bottler name and address, Sanitary registry number (granted by INVIMA),, Lot production Number, Alcohol Content, Net content (metric units only)

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%


  • Full Name: Republic of Colombia
  • Location: Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Panama and Venezuela, and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Ecuador and Panama
  • Government Type: Republic; executive branch dominates government structure
  • Language: Spanish (official)
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%
  • Capital: Bogotá
  • Population: 45,239,079; 28th
  • Area: 1,138,910 sq km, 54nd
  • Comparative Area: Slightly less than twice the size of Texas
  • National Food: Bandeja paisa
  • National Symbols: Andean Condor; Cattleya Orchid; Quindio wax palm; Poporo Quimbaya; sacred heart
  • Affiliations: UN, OAS
  • Independence: From Spain, July 20, 1810


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.04%
  • Number of Breweries: 31


  • How to Say “Beer”: cerveza
  • How to Order a Beer: Una cerveza, por favor
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Salud
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 64%
  • Wine: 2%
  • Spirits: 34%
  • Other: <1%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 4.70
  • Unrecorded: 2.00
  • Total: 6.70
  • Beer: 2.71

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 4.2 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Places, specific events
  • Advertising Restrictions: Some
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None


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