Indonesia Beer

Today in 1945, Indonesia gained their Independence from the Netherlands.


Indonesia Breweries

Indonesia Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC No Limit


  • Full Name: Republic of Indonesia
  • Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects (of which the most widely spoken is Javanese)
  • Religion(s): Muslim 86.1%, Protestant 5.7%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 3.4%
  • Capital: Jakarta
  • Population: 248,216,193; 4th
  • Area: 1,904,569 sq km, 15th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly less than three times the size of Texas
  • National Food: Ndolé
  • National Symbols: Garuda (mythical vahana of Vishnu) or Javan Hawk-eagle, Komodo dragon & Asian arowana; Jasminum sambac, Moon orchid & Rafflesia arnoldi; Durian (King of fruit) and Mangosteen (Queen of fruit); Teak; Borobudur; Garuda Pancasila
  • Affiliations: UN, ASEAN
  • Independence: Declared from the Netherlands, August 17, 1945 / 27 December 1949 Recognized by the Netherlands, December 27, 1949 [In August 2005, the Netherlands announced that it had recognized de facto Indonesian independence on August 17, 1945]


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 21
  • BAC: No Limit
  • Number of Breweries: 7


  • How to Say “Beer”: bir
  • How to Order a Beer: N/A
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Pro [Bahasa] / Selamat / Tos (toss)
  • Toasting Etiquette: Since 90% of Indonesians are Muslims, alcohol will not be served. If your host happens to be Indonesian of Chinese heritage and not Muslim, alcohol may be served. There is no tradition for toasting with alcohol.


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 100%
  • Wine: <1%
  • Spirits: <1%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 0.06
  • Unrecorded: 0.50
  • Total: 0.56
  • Beer: 0.06

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 0.1 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Sales Restrictions: Hours, location, specific events, intoxicated persons, petrol stations
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: Yes

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None.



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