Turkmenistan Beer

Today in 1991, Turkmenistan gained their Independence from the USSR.


Turkmenistan Breweries

Turkmenistan Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.033%


  • Full Name: Turkmenistan
  • Location: Central Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Kazakhstan
  • Government Type: Secular democracy and a presidential republic; but in reality displays authoritarian presidential rule, with power concentrated within the presidential administration
  • Language: Turkmen (official) 72%, Russian 12%, Uzbek 9%, other 7%
  • Religion(s): Muslim 89%, Eastern Orthodox 9%, unknown 2%
  • Capital: Ashgabat (Ashkhabad)
  • Population: 5,054,828; 118th
  • Area: 488,100 sq km, 53rd
  • Comparative Area: Slightly larger than California
  • National Food: Palaw
  • National Symbols: Five carpet guls; Akhal-Teke horse
  • Affiliations: UN, CIS
  • Independence: From the USSR, October 27, 1991


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.033%
  • Number of Breweries: 5


  • How to Say “Beer”: piwa
  • How to Order a Beer: ÿekelik piwa, ÿaranmak
  • How to Say “Cheers”: saglyk
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 9%
  • Wine: 39%
  • Spirits: 52%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 2.33
  • Unrecorded: 2.30
  • Total: 4.63
  • Beer: 0.21

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 2.3 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: N/A
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: N/A
  • Advertising Restrictions: N/A
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: N/A

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None



  1. says

    I was the U.S.A.I.D. volunteer to Turkmenistan for Brewing. I helped a local brewer in Ashgabat, TZ get a nice Micro-Brewery, up and running and kegging beer. We actually smuggled California Common yeast into the country, thanks forever to those involved in that! The beer was rolled out in Ashgabat in the spring of 2006, and in that summer won a Best of Show for the Turkish Beer Festival.

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