Uganda Beer

Today in 1962, Uganda gained their Independence from the United Kingdom.


Uganda Breweries

Uganda Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%


  • Full Name: Republic of Uganda
  • Location: East-Central Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9%
  • Capital: Kampala
  • Population: 33,640,833; 37th
  • Area: 241,038 sq km, 81st
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Oregon
  • National Food: Matoke
  • National Symbol: Grey Crowned Crane
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union, Commonwealth
  • Independence: From the UK, October 8, 1962


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Number of Breweries: 6


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


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 4%
  • Wine: <1%
  • Spirits: 2%
  • Other: 94%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 10.91
  • Unrecorded: 1.00
  • Total: 11.91
  • Beer: 2.05

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 10.9 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Hours, places, intoxicated persons
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None


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