Harar Brewery

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Harar Brewery
Location Harar, Ethiopia
Opened 1984
Annual production volume Up to 250,000 hectolitres (210,000 US bbl)
Owned by Heineken International
Active beers
Name Type
Harar Beer pale lager[1]
Hakim Stout stout
Harar Sofi non-alcoholic

Harar Brewery is a brewery with its headquarters in Harar, Ethiopia.


Harar Brewery produces Harar Beer, a 5 % abv pale lager, as well as Hakim Stout, a 5.8% abv stout.[1][2][3] The brewery also makes Harar Sofi, a non-alcoholic beverage that it markets toward the Muslim population.[4]

Harar Brewery uses water from the Genela spring, which is situated on its premises. It supplements this with water that it pumps from Finkile, located 33 km from the site.[5]

The brewery is capable of producing 500,000 hectolitres per year.[5]

In 2011, the state-owned Harar Brewery became a subsidiary of Heineken International through a buyout costing $78 million USD.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Embassy article identifies Harar Beer as a pilsner.
  2. ^ "Harar". RateBeer. RateBeer LLC. Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  3. ^ "Hakim Stout". RateBeer. RateBeer LLC. Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  4. ^ "Ethiopia Beer Market Overview: Beer Brewing Is Big Business In Ethiopia". United States Embassy in Ethiopia. 1998-10-21. Archived from the original on 2005-06-01. Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  5. ^ a b "The Beverages Sector". Ethiopian Privatization Agency. 2002-07-15. Archived from the original on 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  6. ^ Drinks, Just (2010). "Harar Brewery". Basic Reference. Scotland, UK: Just-Drinks. 28: 217–229. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 

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Coordinates: 9°18′6.13″N 42°7′32.4″E / 9.3017028°N 42.125667°E / 9.3017028; 42.125667