Romania Beer

Today in 1877, România gained their Independence from the Ottoman Empire.


România Breweries

România Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.00%


  • Full Name: Romania
  • Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: Romanian (official) 91%, Hungarian 6.7%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.1%, other 1.2%
  • Religion(s): Eastern Orthodox (including all sub-denominations) 86.8%, Protestant (various denominations including Reformate and Pentecostal) 7.5%, Roman Catholic 4.7%, other (mostly Muslim) and unspecified 0.9%, none 0.1%
  • Capital: Bucharest
  • Population: 21,848,504; 56th
  • Area: 238,391 sq km, 83rd
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Oregon
  • National Food: Mămăligă, Ciorbă de burtă
  • National Symbols: Golden Eagle; Dog rose
  • Affiliations: UN, EU, NATO
  • Independence: From the Ottoman Empire, May 9, 1877


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: None (to drink); 18 (to buy) [Note: According to law 61/1991 updated in 2008, paragraphs 21-25, it is illegal to serve or sell alcohol to minors. The law also imposes restrictions on serving or selling alcohol in some public locations (parks, hospitals, schools, stadiums, airports, public transport, etc.) or during certain events (strikes, public meetings, sport events, etc.)]
  • BAC: 0.00%
  • Label Requirements: N/A
  • Number of Breweries: 20


  • How to Say “Beer”: bere
  • How to Order a Beer: Oh beh-reh ver rohg
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Noroc (“good luck”) / Pentru sanatatea dunneavoastra
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 39%
  • Wine: 22%
  • Spirits: 39%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 11.30
  • Unrecorded: 4.00
  • Total: 15.30
  • Beer: 4.07

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 11.3 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Location, specific events
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None


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