Guinea-Bissau Beer

Today in 1973, Guinea-Bissau declared their Independence from Portugal.


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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.05%


  • Full Name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages
  • Religion(s): Muslim 50%, indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 10%
  • Capital: Bissau
  • Population: 1,628,603; 152nd
  • Area: 36,125 sq km, 138th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly less than three times the size of Connecticut
  • National Food: Jollof Rice
  • National Symbols: Black Star of Africa; Seashell
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union
  • Independence: Declared from Portugal, September 24, 1973 / Recognized, September 10, 1974


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: None
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 1


  • How to Say “Beer”: cerveja
  • How to Order a Beer: Uma cerveja, por favor
  • How to Say “Cheers”: A sua saúde / Saúde (“to your health”)
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 7%
  • Wine: 21%
  • Spirits: 14%
  • Other: 55%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 2.58
  • Unrecorded: 1.10
  • Total: 3.68
  • Beer: 0.24

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 2.6 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Sales Restrictions: No
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None


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