Croatia Beer

Today in 1991, Croatia gained their Independence from Yugoslavia.


Croatia Breweries

Croatia Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.05%; Zero for professional drivers and drivers under 24 years of age, 0.05% for all others.


  • Full Name: Republic of Croatia
  • Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia
  • Government Type: Presidential/parliamentary democracy
  • Language: Croatian (official) 96.1%, Serbian 1%, other and undesignated (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German) 2.9%
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, other Christian 0.4%, Muslim 1.3%, other and unspecified 0.9%, none 5.2%
  • Capital: Zagreb
  • Population: 4,480,043; 123rd
  • Area: 56,594 sq km, 127th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than West Virginia
  • National Food: Jota and Strukli
  • National Symbols: Dalmatian, Marten; Iris croatica; Slavonian Oak; Checkerboard (šahovnica), Croatian wattle; Chequy; red-white checkerboard
  • Affiliations: UN, NATO
  • Independence: From Yugoslavia, Independence Day, October 8, 1991 Note: June 25, 1991 was the day the Croatian parliament voted for independence; following a three-month moratorium to allow the European Community to solve the Yugoslav crisis peacefully, Parliament adopted a decision on October 8, 1991 to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18 (to drink); 21 (to buy)
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 22


  • How to Say “Beer”: pivo
  • How to Order a Beer: N/A
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Uzdraulje or U zdravlje / Zivjeli
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 37%
  • Wine: 47%
  • Spirits: 15%
  • Other: 1%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 12.61
  • Unrecorded: 2.50
  • Total: 15.11
  • Beer: 4.66

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 12.6 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Places, specific events, intoxicated persons
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None


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