Bolivia Beer

Today in 1825, Bolivia gained their Independence from Spain.


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Guild: Sociedad Industrial Del Sur SA

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.07%


  • Full Name: Plurinational State of Bolivia
  • Location: Central South America, southwest of Brazil
  • Government Type: republic [note: the new constitution defines Bolivia as a “Social Unitarian State”]
  • Language: Spanish (official) 60.7%, Quechua (official) 21.2%, Aymara (official) 14.6%, foreign languages 2.4%, other 1.2%
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist) 5%
  • Capital: La Paz
  • Population: 10,290,003; 83rd
  • Area: 1,098,581 sq km, 28th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly less than three times the size of Montana
  • National Food: Picante de Pollo
  • National Symbols: Llama, Condor; Patujú and Kantuta
  • Affiliations: UN, OAS
  • Independence: From Spain, August 6, 1825


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.07%
  • Number of Breweries: 11


  • How to Say “Beer”: cerveza
  • How to Order a Beer: Una cerveza, por favor
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Salud
  • Toasting Etiquette: Wait for a toast to be made before taking the first sip of your drink. The host makes the first toast. The most common toast is “Salud!” When you lift your glass, look at the person being toasted.


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 76%
  • Wine: 2%
  • Spirits: 22%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 2.62
  • Unrecorded: 2.50
  • Total: 5.12
  • Beer: 2.17

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 2.6 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Increase
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Days, places, specific events
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: Yes

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None