Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
– Kinky Friedman
The new trend that’s taking over Indians now is spending weekends with chilled bottles of beer while binge-watching Netflix shows. Why? Coz that’s one hell of a way to chill out.
For you to continue having fun with your beer and not worry about which drink to pick up, we have curated a list of the best beer brands in India with price and other details.
One of the oldest beer brands the country has known, Kingfisher, has been one of the top picks for millennials in India. While a lot of people have moved on and forgotten their first beer encounter, there are some like me who keep coming back to try it out just to get reminded of the first romantic affair with beer.
While there are many competitors in the beer market in India, Kingfisher beer still dominates the market because of its prolonged popularity with beer lovers. Talking about the variants of this beer brand, there are currently four major variants, namely Kingfisher Strong, Kingfisher Premium, Kingfisher Blue and Kingfisher Ultra.
Kingfisher Strong: ₹90 (650ml) ABV: 8%
Kingfisher Premium: ₹85 (650ml) ABV: 4.8%
Kingfisher Blue: ₹90 (650ml) ABV: 8%
Kingfisher Ultra: ₹130 (650ml) ABV: 5%
One of the most popular choices for the young beer lover in India is Tuborg. If you are a light drinker and do not like to get tipsy with a single bottle, this is the beer for you. It has a mild aftertaste and makes you want more of the buzz that you get from it.
This top rate beer is available in three variants in India – Tuborg Strong, Tuborg Green and Tuborg Classic With Scotch Malts
Tuborg Strong: ₹110 (650ml) ABV: 8%
Tuborg Green: ₹110 (650ml) ABV: 5%
Tuborg Classic With Scotch Malts: ₹130 (650ml) ABV: 8%
Budweiser is one of the most found beer brands in the country today. Associations with music festivals has made this urban beer brand one of the best in the chart of popular beer brands in India.
With Anheuser-Busch InBev as the parent company, Budweiser has grown to become one of the best selling beer brand not just in the USA but India too. You can grab bottles of Budweiser in two variants – Budweiser Premium and Budweiser Magnum.
Budweiser Premium: ₹160 (650ml) ABV: 5%
Budweiser Magnum: ₹185 (650ml) ABV: 6.5%
Brewed since 1925 in Mexico, the Corona beer has gained quite a large following worldwide.
It is a light beer with a hint of malt and fruity aroma. The carbonation in this beer is very low. If you are someone who is tired of tasting the bitter taste in most beers, this is the beer to go for. And remember, it goes well with lime.
Corona beer comes in two variants – Corona Extra and Corona Light.
Corona Extra: ₹210 (335ml) ABV: 3.6%
Corona Light: ₹195 (335ml) ABV: 4.1%
|Fun fact: Corona translates to crown in Spanish. The Mexican variant of Corona is called Coronita.|
5. Bira 91
Bira 91 is a new name in the beer market in India. It has the credit of being the first craft beer in India. While the world was seeing the diversity in brewing culture, India was still aloof from it till the arrival of Bira 91. The uniqueness of this beer is its low bitterness which is something preferred by most Indians.
Bira 91 comes in 6 variants – Bira Blonde, Bira White Ale, Bira Light, Bira Pale Ale, Bira Strong Ale and Bira Boom
Bira Blonde: ₹90(330ml) ABV: 5%
Bira White Ale: ₹110 (330ml) ABV: 5%
Bira Light: ₹100 (330ml) ABV: 4%
Bira Pale Ale: ₹140 (330ml) ABV: 7%
Bira Strong Ale: ₹125 (500ml) ABV: 7%
Bira Boom: Can – ₹110 (500ml) ABV: 8%
Fosters is one of the most loved beers in India. This is the perfect beer for those who love strong and bitter beers. It comes with a perfect balance of maltiness with rich caramel notes. There is a certain kind of freshness in this beer and you’ll love it.
This beer comes in two variants – Foster’s Lager and Foster’s Premium.
Fosters Lager Beer-CAN: ₹ 65.00 (330ml) ABV: 6.9%
Foster’s Strong Premium Beer: ₹ 125.00 (650ml) ABV: 6.9%
Hoegaarden is one of the oldest beer brands in the world. Popularly known as the original Belgian white beer, this beer brand has made its place in the hearts and homes of Indians. The brewing process involves spicing it with coriander and curacao orange peels which are then left unfiltered. This gives the beer a cloudy appearance and refreshing taste.
Hoegaarden price in India: ₹ 280.00 (330ml) ABV: 4.9%
8. Haywards 5000
Haywards 5000 is one of the most popular beer brands in India. It is, in fact, one of the highest selling beer brands in the country. The beer is smooth and is prepared from high-quality malt. It has a comparatively higher alcohol percentage than other beer brands in the country.
Haywards Price in India:
Original Haywards 5000 Super Strong Beer: ₹ 95.00 CAN- 500ML.
Original Haywards 5000 Super Strong Beer: ₹ 70.00 CAN 330 ML. (approx.)
These were some of the best beer brands in India. While it is true that this is not a comprehensive list, I have tried my best to list out some of the most popular beer brands in the country.
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