Lesotho Beer

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Today in 1966, Lesotho gained their Independence from the United Kingdom.

Lesotho
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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.10%

lesotho

  • Full Name: Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Location: Southern Africa, an enclave of South Africa
  • Government Type: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • Language: Sesotho (official) (southern Sotho), English (official), Zulu, Xhosa
  • Religion(s): Christian 80%, indigenous beliefs 20%
  • Capital: Maseru
  • Population: 1,930,493; 148th
  • Area: 30,355 sq km, 142nd
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Maryland
  • National Food: Mosotho Cuisine
  • National Symbols: Straw Hat (mokorotlo); Black Rhinoceros
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union, Commonwealth
  • Independence: From the UK, October 4, 1966

lesotho-coa

  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.10%
  • Number of Breweries: 1

lesotho-money

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

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 64%
  • Wine: <1%
  • Spirits: <1%
  • Other: 36%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 1.90
  • Unrecorded: 3.65
  • Total: 5.55
  • Beer: 1.24

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 1.9 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Decrease
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Sales Restrictions: Hours, places, intoxicated persons
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None

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Guinea Beer

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Today in 1958, Guinea gained their Independence from France.

Guinea
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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.00%

guinea

  • Full Name: Republic of Guinea
  • Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: French (official) [Note: each ethnic group has its own language]
  • Religion(s): Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%
  • Capital: Conakry
  • Population: 10,884,958; 76th
  • Area: 245,857 sq km, 79th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Oregon
  • National Food: Succotash
  • National Symbols: African Elephant; Columbidae; Nimba
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union, Commonwealth
  • Independence: From France, October 2, 1958

guinea-coa

  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: No
  • Number of Breweries: 3

guinea-money

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

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 77%
  • Wine: 9%
  • Spirits: 14%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 0.26
  • Unrecorded: 0.10
  • Total: 0.36
  • Beer: 0.14

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 0.3 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: No
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: No
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: Yes

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None

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Nigeria Beer

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Today in 1960, Nigeria gained their Independence from the United Kingdom.

Nigeria
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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.05%

nigeria

  • Full Name: Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Location: Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon
  • Government Type: Federal Republic
  • Language: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani, over 500 additional indigenous languages
  • Religion(s): Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
  • Capital: Abuja
  • Population: 170,123,740; 7th
  • Area: 923,768 sq km, 32nd
  • Comparative Area: Slightly more than twice the size of California
  • National Food: Nigerian Cuisine
  • National Symbols: Eagle; Saint Patrick
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union, Commonwealth
  • Independence: From the UK, October 1, 1960

Nigeria-coa

  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 64

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  • How to Say “Beer”: beer
  • How to Order a Beer: One beer, please
  • How to Say “Cheers”: cheers
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 6%
  • Wine: <1%
  • Spirits: <1%
  • Other: 94%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 9.78
  • Unrecorded: 2.50
  • Total: 7.57
  • Beer: 2.05

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 9.8 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Places
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None

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Botswana Beer

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Today in 1966, Botswana gained their Independence from the United Kingdom.

Botswana
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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%

botswana

  • Full Name: Republic of Botswana
  • Location: Southern Africa, north of South Africa
  • Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
  • Language: Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English (official) 2.1%, other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4%
  • Religion(s): Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, other 1.4%, unspecified 0.4%, none 20.6%
  • Capital: Gaborone
  • Population: 2,098,018; 144th
  • Area: 581,730 sq km, 48th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Texas
  • National Food: Seswaa
  • National Symbol: Zebra
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union, Commonwealth
  • Independence: From the UK, September 30, 1966

botswana-coa

  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Number of Breweries: 2

botswana-money

  • How to Say “Beer”: bojalwa
  • How to Order a Beer: nngwe bojalwa, ke a leboga
  • How to Say “Cheers”: kemopholo
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 57%
  • Wine: <1%
  • Spirits: <1%
  • Other: 41%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 4.96
  • Unrecorded: 3.00
  • Total: 7.96
  • Beer: 2.56

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 5 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Decrease
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Sales Restrictions: Time, location, specific events, petrol stations
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None

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Guinea-Bissau Beer

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Today in 1973, Guinea-Bissau declared their Independence from Portugal.

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Guinea-Bissau Breweries

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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.05%

Guinea-Bissau

  • Full Name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages
  • Religion(s): Muslim 50%, indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 10%
  • Capital: Bissau
  • Population: 1,628,603; 152nd
  • Area: 36,125 sq km, 138th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly less than three times the size of Connecticut
  • National Food: Jollof Rice
  • National Symbols: Black Star of Africa; Seashell
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union
  • Independence: Declared from Portugal, September 24, 1973 / Recognized, September 10, 1974

Guinea-Bissau-coa

  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: None
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 1

Guinea-Bissau-money

  • How to Say “Beer”: cerveja
  • How to Order a Beer: Uma cerveja, por favor
  • How to Say “Cheers”: A sua saúde / Saúde (“to your health”)
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 7%
  • Wine: 21%
  • Spirits: 14%
  • Other: 55%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 2.58
  • Unrecorded: 1.10
  • Total: 3.68
  • Beer: 0.24

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 2.6 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Sales Restrictions: No
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None

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Mali Beer

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Today in 1960, Mali gained their Independence from France.

Mali
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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%

mali

  • Full Name: Republic of Mali
  • Location: Interior Western Africa, southwest of Algeria, north of Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso, west of Niger
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: French (official), Bambara 80%, numerous African languages
  • Religion(s): Muslim 90%, Christian 1%, indigenous beliefs 9%
  • Capital: Bamako
  • Population: 15,494,466; 66th
  • Area: 1,240,192 sq km, 24th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly less than twice the size of Texas
  • National Food: nsaamè or riz au gras
  • National Symbols: Vulture; the Mosque of Djenné
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union
  • Independence: From France, September 22, 1960 / f.k.a. French Sudan and the Sudanese Republic

mali-coa

  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: None
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Number of Breweries: 2

mali-money

  • 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: 13%
  • Wine: <1%
  • Spirits: 2%
  • Other: 85%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 0.54
  • Unrecorded: 0.50
  • Total: 1.04
  • Beer: 0.07

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 0.5 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Sales Restrictions: No
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 2

Prohibition: None

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Swaziland Beer

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Today in 1968, Swaziland gained their Independence from the United Kingdom.

Swaziland
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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.05%

swaziland

  • Full Name: Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Location: Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa
  • Government Type: Monarchy
  • Language: English (official, used for government business), siSwati (official)
  • Religion(s): Zionist 40% (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship), Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, other (includes Anglican, Baha’i, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish) 30%
  • Capital: Mbabane
  • Population: 1,386,914; 154th
  • Area: 17,364 sq km, 159th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than New Jersey
  • National Food: Cuisine of Swaziland
  • National Symbols: Lion; Elephant
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union, Commonwealth
  • Independence: From the UK, September 6, 1968

swaziland-coa

  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: None (to drink); 18 (to buy)
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 5

swaziland-money

  • How to Say “Beer”: beer
  • How to Order a Beer: one beer, please
  • How to Say “Cheers”: cheers
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 33%
  • Wine: 4%
  • Spirits: 3%
  • Other: 60%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 5.70
  • Unrecorded: 0.00
  • Total: 5.70
  • Beer: 1.64

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 5.7 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Decrease
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Time, location, specific events, intoxicated persons, petrol stations
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: Sales promotions

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None

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Gabon Beer

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Today in 1960, Gabon gained their Independence from France.

Gabon
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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%

gabon

  • Full Name: Gabonese Republic
  • Location: Central Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea
  • Government Type: Republic; multiparty presidential regime
  • Language: French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi
  • Religion(s): Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%
  • Capital: Libreville
  • Population: 1,608,321; 153rd
  • Area: 267,667 sq km, 77th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Colorado
  • National Food: Ndolé
  • National Symbol: Black Panther
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union
  • Independence: From France and the UK, January 1, 1960

gabon-coa

  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18 (Illegal for Muslims)
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Number of Breweries: 3

gabon-money

  • 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: 68%
  • Wine: 10%
  • Spirits: 22%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 7.32
  • Unrecorded: 2.00
  • Total: 9.32
  • Beer: 5.38

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 7.3 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Decrease
  • Excise Taxes: N/A
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Sales Restrictions: Specific Days
  • Advertising Restrictions: N/A
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None

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Republic of the Congo Beer

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

Republic of the Congo
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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

congo-coa

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

congo-money

  • 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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Central African Republic Beer

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Today in 1960, Central African Republic gained their Independence from France.

Central African Republic
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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%

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  • Full Name: Central African Republic
  • Location: Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: French (official), Sangho (lingua franca and national language), tribal languages
  • Religion(s): Indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15% [Note: animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority]
  • Capital: Bangui
  • Population: 5,057,208; 117th
  • Area: 622,984 sq km, 45th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Texas
  • National Food: Spinach Stew and Fufu
  • National Symbol: Elephant
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union
  • Independence: From France, August 13, 1960

cen-afr-rep-coa

  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Number of Breweries: 2

cen-afr-rep-money

  • 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: 13%
  • Wine: 1%
  • Spirits: 2%
  • Other: 84%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 1.65
  • Unrecorded: 1.70
  • Total: 3.35
  • Beer: 0.21

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 1.7 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • 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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