Bulgaria Beer

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Today in 1908, Bulgaria gained their Independence from the Ottoman Empire.

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Guild: Union Of Brewers In Bulgaria

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Label requirements: Producer (importer), ingredients, abv, volume, date of expiration/producer and text “Consume responsibly, enjoy with pleasure.”

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.05%

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  • Full Name: Republic of Bulgaria
  • Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey
  • Government Type: Parliamentary democracy
  • Language: Bulgarian (official) 76.8%, Turkish 8.2%, Roma 3.8%, other 0.7%, other (unknown) 10.5%
  • Religion(s): Eastern Orthodox 59.4%, Muslim (Sunni) 7.4%, Muslim (Shia) 0.4%, other (including Catholic, Protestant, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox, and Judaism) 1.7%, other (unknown) 27.4%, none 3.7%
  • Capital: Sofia
  • Population: 7,037,935; 100th
  • Area: 110,879 sq km, 105th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly larger than Tennessee
  • National Food: Bulgarian cuisine
  • National Symbols: Lion; Rose
  • Affiliations: UN, EU, NATO
  • Independence: Complete independence from the Ottoman Empire, September 22, 1908 / Became an autonomous principality within the Ottoman Empire, March 3, 1878

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  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: None (to drink); 18 (to buy) [Note: The Health Act prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages to persons under 18 years of age, but not their consumption.]
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 12

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  • How to Say “Beer”: bira / Бира / бира / пиво
  • How to Order a Beer: Edna beerra, molya
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Nazdrave / наздраве
  • Toasting Etiquette: See in the eyes when say cheers (наздраве)

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Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 32%
  • Wine: 22%
  • Spirits: 45%
  • Other: <1%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 11.24
  • Unrecorded: 1.20
  • Total: 12.44
  • Beer: 3.53

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 11.2 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Places, specific events, intoxicated persons
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: Yes

Patterns of Drinking Score: 2

Prohibition: None

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