Republic of the Congo Beer

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Today in 1960, Republic of the Congo gained their Independence from Belgium.

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Republic of the Congo Breweries

Republic of the Congo Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC: No Limit

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  • Full Name: Republic of the Congo
  • Location: Central Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)
  • Religion(s): Christian 50%, animist 48%, Muslim 2%
  • Capital: Brazzaville
  • Population: 4,366,266; 125th
  • Area: 342,000 sq km, 64th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Montana
  • National Food: Poulet Moambé
  • National Symbols: Congo River; Lion, Elephant
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union
  • Independence: From France, August 15, 1960

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  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: No Limit
  • Number of Breweries: 4

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  • How to Say “Beer”: bière
  • How to Order a Beer: Une bière, s’il vous plait
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Santé
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 8%
  • Wine: <1%
  • Spirits: 5%
  • Other: 7%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 2.04
  • Unrecorded: 2.23
  • Total: 4.27
  • Beer: 1.76

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 2 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Time, location, specific events, petrol stations
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None

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