Samoa Beer

Today, each year, Samoa celebrates it independence from New Zealand, though it actually took place five months earlier on January 1, 1962.


Samoa Breweries

Samoa Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC N/A


  • Full Name: Independent State of Samoa
  • Location: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand
  • Government Type: Parliamentary democracy
  • Language: Samoan (Polynesian) (official), English
  • Religion(s): Protestant 59.9% (Congregationalist 34.8%, Methodist 15%, Assembly of God 6.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.5%), Roman Catholic 19.6%, Mormon 12.7%, Worship Centre 1.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.9%, unspecified 0.1%
  • Capital: Apia
  • Population: 194,320; 184th
  • Area: 2,831 sq km, 178th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Rhode Island
  • National Food: Umu (which is the style of cooking)
  • National Symbol: Southern Cross
  • Affiliations: UN, Commonwealth, Pacific Community
  • Independence: Independence Day Celebration, June 1 (1962); Note: January 1, 1962 is the date of independence from the New Zealand-administered UN trusteeship; but it is observed in June (Until 1997 it was known as Western Samoa)


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • Label Requirements: N/A
  • Number of Breweries: 1


  • How to Say “Beer”: pia
  • How to Order a Beer: N/A
  • How to Say “Cheers”: N/A
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 91%
  • Wine: 2%
  • Spirits: 7%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 3.80
  • Unrecorded: 1.00
  • Total: 4.80
  • Beer: 3.31

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 3.8 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: N/A
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: N/A
  • Advertising Restrictions: N/A
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: N/A

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None


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