Beer in Ethiopia

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Beer in Ethiopia is the most popular alcoholic beverage in Ethiopia with lager being the most consumed type of beer.

History[edit]

The first brewery in Ethiopia was established in 1922 by St. George Beer (named after the patron saint of Ethiopia). Brands like Meta and Bedele are also older brands in Ethiopia but have since been acquired by foreign companies and re-branded.

Industry[edit]

The Beer industry in Ethiopia has gone through tremendous growth in the last two decades. It transformed into one of the most competitive industries in Ethiopia with millions of birr spent on advertisements alone. The competitiveness of the industry has led to more investment the farming sector such as in malt production.[1]

Top 15 Beer brands in Ethiopia according to RateBeer.com (as of 2017)[2]

Rank Name Score Count Style
1 Garden Bräu Ebony 2.82 4 Dunkel/Tmavý
2 Garden Bräu Blondy 2.77 4 Dortmunder/Helles
3 St George Amber Beer (Ethiopia) 2.72 61 Amber Lager/Vienna
4 Hakim Stout 2.72 193 Foreign Stout
5 Raya Beer 2.69 5 Pale Lager
6 Bedele Beer 2.60 22 Pale Lager
7 Habesha Cold Gold 2.51 11 Pale Lager
8 Walia 2.48 10 Pale Lager
9 Harar 2.38 128 Pale Lager
10 Meta Premium 2.25 63 Premium Lager
11 Bedele Special Beer 2.24 65 Pale Lager
12 Castel Beer (Ethiopia) 2.18 60 Pale Lager
13 Meta Beer Export Lager 2.18 71 Pale Lager
14 St. George Beer 2.16 208 Pale Lager
15 Dashen Beer 2.04 28 Pale Lager

Brands[edit]

  • Meta (ሜታ ቢራ)
  • Bedele (በደሌ ቢራ)
  • Dashen (ዳሽን ቢራ)
  • Jano (ጃኖ)
  • Habesha (ሐበሻ ቢራ)
  • Harar (ሐረር ቢራ)
  • Walia (ዋልያ ቢራ)
  • Raya (ራያ ቢራ)
  • St. George Beer (ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ቢራ)
  • St. George Amber
  • Zebedar Beer
  • Heineken
  • Castel
  • Hakim Stout
  • Garden Bräu Ebony
  • Garden Bräu Blondy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sisay Gessesse, Andualem (August 9, 2017). "Ethiopia to end malt import boosting local production". News Business Ethiopia.
  2. ^ Birhaner, De (March 5, 2017). "What are the best beers of Ethiopia? Dashen beer ranked last". Debirhan.