Peru Beer

Today in 1821, Peru gained their Independence from Spain.


Peru Breweries

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Guilds: Cerveceros Latinoamericanos; Asociacion Latinoamericana

National Regulatory Agency: General Environmental Health Bureau (DIGESA)

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Labels must include the following information: Name of the product; Name and address of manufacturer; Importer’s name, address, and phone number, if applicable; Sanitary registration information or number; Net weight or volume of the content; Date marking of viable duration; Special instructions for use or storage, if any; Country of origin

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.05% Note: Drivers below a 0.05% BAC will be given a warning. At a 0.05% and over, the driver will be given a fine and a license suspension of no less than 6 months and no more than 2 years. If the driver is involved in an accident without causing death or severe injury to another individual, he or she may possibly face jail time. If the driver’s causes an accident with a BAC over 1.01%, involving death or severe injury to another party, he or she will receive a mandatory prison sentence of 3 to 5 years. The driver’s license will also be permanently revoked.


  • Full Name: Republic of Peru
  • Location: Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador
  • Government Type: Constitutional republic
  • Language: Spanish (official) 84.1%, Quechua (official) 13%, Aymara 1.7%, Ashaninka 0.3%, other native languages (includes a large number of minor Amazonian languages) 0.7%, other 0.2%
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 81.3%, Evangelical 12.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified or none 2.9%
  • Capital: Lima
  • Population: 29,549,517; 42nd
  • Area: 1,285,216 sq km, 20th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Alaska
  • National Food: Ceviche
  • National Symbols: Vicuña; Andean Cock-of-the-rock; Cantuta; Cinchona/Kiwicha; Machu Picchu, Pisco and Cajón; Inti (Inca’s Sun God)
  • Affiliations: UN, OAS
  • Independence: From Spain, July 28, 1821


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 15


  • How to Say “Beer”: cerveza
  • How to Order a Beer: Una cerveza, por favor
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Salud
  • Toasting Etiquette: Peruvians say “salud” for a toast, and everyone lifts their glasses and drinks the first sip at the same time. It is rude for a visitor to start drinking alone (for the first drink). Once a business deal has been achieved, the host may make a more formal toast. The guest may respond with a brief speech or may simply smile and thank the host.


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 70%
  • Wine: 2%
  • Spirits: 28%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 2.90
  • Unrecorded: 4.00
  • Total: 6.90
  • Beer: 2.16

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 2.9 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: Unknown
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Time, location, specific events
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None



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