Kazakhstan Beer

Today in 1991, Kazakhstan gained their Independence from the USSR.


Kazakhstan Breweries

Kazakhstan Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.05%


  • Full Name: Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Location: Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural (Zhayyq) River in eastern-most Europe
  • Government Type: Republic; authoritarian presidential rule, with little power outside the executive branch
  • Language: Kazakh (Qazaq, state language) 64.4%, Russian (official, used in everyday business) 95%
  • Religion(s): Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%
  • Capital: Astana
  • Population: 17,522,010; 60th
  • Area: 2,724,900 sq km, 9th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly less than four times the size of Texas
  • National Food: Beshbarmak
  • National Symbols: Sun and steppe eagle
  • Affiliations: UN, CIS
  • Independence: From the USSR, December 16, 1991


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 21
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 17


  • How to Say “Beer”: сыра
  • How to Order a Beer: бір сыра, Жүктеп
  • How to Say “Cheers”: N/A
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 27%
  • Wine: 5%
  • Spirits: 68%
  • Other: <1%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 6.06
  • Unrecorded: 4.90
  • Total: 10.96
  • Beer: 1.69

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 6.1 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18 (May have been raised to 21 recently)
  • Sales Restrictions: Time, location
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: N/A

Patterns of Drinking Score: 4

Prohibition: None


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