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Thwon (Nepal Bhasa:थ्वं) is a type of alcoholic beverage. It is prepared on festivals and special occasions by the Newars. It is brewed from rice. This is a kind of Country Beer. Generally it can also be called Rice beer.


There are two types of Thwon:

  • Red
  • White

The red variety is closer to wine. The white variety is thicker in consistency and can be very sweet.

Cultural significance[edit]

This drink is very closely related to the culture of Newars. It is an indispensable part of Newari rituals and festivals.[1]

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