Libya Beer

Today in 1951, Libya gained their Independence from Italy under UN trusteeship.


Libya Breweries

Libya Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.00%


  • Full Name: Libya (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)
  • Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Tunisia
  • Government Type: Operates under a transitional government
  • Language: Arabic (official), Italian, English (all widely understood in the major cities); Berber (Nafusi, Ghadamis, Suknah, Awjilah, Tamasheq)
  • Religion(s): Sunni Muslim (official) 97%, other 3%
  • Capital: Tripoli (Tarabulus)
  • Population: 5,613,380; 109th
  • Area: 1,759,540 sq km, 17th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly larger than Alaska
  • National Food: Libyan Pepper Pot
  • National Symbol: Pomegranate; Hawk; Star and crescent (1951–69 and since Libyan civil war)
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union, Arab League
  • Independence: From UN trusteeship, December 24, 1951


  • Alcohol Legal: No
  • Minimum Drinking Age: Total Ban
  • BAC: 0.00%
  • Number of Breweries: 2


  • How to Say “Beer”: beereh (biræ)/ جعة / شراب من الشعير / جعة / المزر شراب نوع من الجعة / بيرة
  • How to Order a Beer: Waheed beera, meen fadleek
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Bismilah / Fi schettak or Fisehatak (“to your health”) / في صحتك
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: N/A
  • Wine: N/A
  • Spirits: N/A

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 0.01
  • Unrecorded: 0.10
  • Total: 0.11
  • Beer: 0.00

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 0.01 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: No
  • Minimum Age: Illegal
  • Sales Restrictions: N/A
  • Advertising Restrictions: N/A
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: N/A

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None