Suriname Beer

Today in 1975, Suriname gained their Independence from the Netherlands.


Suriname Breweries

Suriname 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 Suriname
  • Location: Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana
  • Government Type: Constitutional democracy
  • Language: Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (Surinamese, sometimes called Taki-Taki, is native language of Creoles and much of the younger population and is lingua franca among others), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese
  • Religion(s): Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (predominantly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%
  • Capital: Paramaribo
  • Population: 560,157; 170th
  • Area: 163,820 sq km, 92nd
  • Comparative Area: Slightly larger than Georgia
  • National Food: Chicken and Rice
  • National Symbol: Faja Lobi flower
  • Affiliations: UN, OAS
  • Independence: From the Netherlands, November 25, 1975


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 1


  • How to Say “Beer”: bier
  • How to Order a Beer: Un beer, ahls-yer-bleeft
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Geluch / Gezondheid / Proost / Prut / Santé / Schol
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 37%
  • Wine: 2%
  • Spirits: 60%
  • Other: 2%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 5.19
  • Unrecorded: 0.90
  • Total: 6.09
  • Beer: 2.00

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 5.2 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: No
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None


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