Panama Beer

Today in 1903, Panama gained their Independence from Colombia.


Panama Breweries

Panama Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%


  • Full Name: Republic of Panama
  • Location: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica
  • Government Type: Constitutional democracy
  • Language: Spanish (official), English 14%
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%
  • Capital: Panamá City
  • Population: 3,510,045; 132nd
  • Area: 75,420 sq km, 118th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than South Carolina
  • National Food: Sancocho de Gallina
  • National Symbols: Harpy Eagle; Holy Ghost Orchid; Panama tree (Sterculia apetala)
  • Affiliations: UN, OAS
  • Independence: From Colombia, November 3, 1903 / From Spain, November 28, 1821


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Number of Breweries: 5


  • How to Say “Beer”: cerveza
  • How to Order a Beer: Una cerveza, por favor
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Salud
  • Toasting Etiquette: Panamanians sometimes say “Salud!” (health) before a drink. Otherwise there are no typical toasts or specific protocols to follow when making toasts.


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 63%
  • Wine: 4%
  • Spirits: 33%
  • Other: <1%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 5.85
  • Unrecorded: 1.00
  • Total: 6.85
  • Beer: 3.71

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 5.9 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Time, location
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None


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