Gambia Beer

Today in 1965, The Gambia gained their Independence from the United Kingdom.

The Gambia

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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.00%


  • Full Name: Republic of The Gambia
  • Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars
  • Religion(s): Muslim 90%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 2%
  • Capital: Banjul
  • Population: 1,840,454; 149th
  • Area: 11,295 sq km, 167th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly less than twice the size of Delaware
  • National Food: None Known
  • National Symbol: Gambia River
  • Affiliations: UN, Commonwealth, African Union
  • Independence: From the United Kingdom, February 18, 1965


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18 (Illegal for Muslims)
  • BAC: Zero%
  • Label Requirements: N/A
  • Number of Breweries: 1


  • How to Say “Beer”: beer
  • How to Order a Beer: One beer, please
  • How to Say “Cheers”: cheers
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 8%
  • Wine: 2%
  • Spirits: 2%
  • Other: 88%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 2.40
  • Unrecorded: 0.99
  • Total: 3.39
  • Beer: 0.19

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 2.4 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Hours, Specific Events
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: Yes

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None


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