Uruguay Beer

Today in 1825, Uruguay gained their Independence from Brazil.


Uruguay Breweries

Uruguay Brewery Guides

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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.03%


  • Full Name: Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil
  • Government Type: Constitutional republic
  • Language: Spanish (official), Portunol, Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier)
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 47.1%, non-Catholic Christians 11.1%, nondenominational 23.2%, Jewish 0.3%, atheist or agnostic 17.2%, other 1.1%
  • Capital: Montevideo
  • Population: 3,316,328; 134th
  • Area: 176,215 sq km, 91st
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than the state of Washington
  • National Food: Ndolé
  • National Symbols: Sun of May; Peltophorum dubium
  • Affiliations: UN, OAS
  • Independence: From Brazil, August 25, 1825


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: None (to drink); 18 (to buy) [Alcohol sales are forbidden after Midnight]
  • BAC: 0.03%
  • Number of Breweries: 6


  • How to Say “Beer”: cerveza
  • How to Order a Beer: Una cerveza, por favor
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Salud
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 44%
  • Wine: 60%
  • Spirits: 19%
  • Other: 1%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 6.14
  • Unrecorded: 2.00
  • Total: 8.14
  • Beer: 1.33

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 6.1 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Hours, places, specific events, intoxicated persons, petrol stations
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None



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