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This List Of The 30 Best Beer Brands In India Is Ale You Need!

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - July 1, 2020 17 min read

Affection for alcohol can take the form of unique preferences, but one thing most fans would agree on, is the satisfaction of sipping on a mug of nice, chilled beer when its near-boiling outside. Beer is sort of like the Shahrukh Khan of alcohol. Love it or hate it, you can't ignore it. And the bug for beer might be acquired over time, but once it's within you, there's little scope for going back. After all, old or young, novice or expert, formal or informal, beer is a drink that's fitting across occasions and types of drinkers. I mean, just look at the data! 

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So like most other things, we want to make the process of hunting for a great beer, simpler for you. Now, selecting a favourite is entirely up to you, what we can do is enlist all the best beers in India you can take your pick from. So if you're tired of googling beer names in India, and drawing a blank at the truckloads of data in front of you, here's a roundup of the 30 best beer brands in India you should bookmark! 

 

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Most Popular Beer Brands in India 

 

1. Kingfisher 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Kingfisher Strong ABV - 8% 

Kingfisher Premium ABV - 4.8% 

 

Kingfisher Beer Price In India

Kingfisher Strong - INR 145 for 650 ml. 

Kingfisger Premium Lager - INR 140 for 650 ml.

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The best-selling beer brand in India with a dominant market share, Kingfisher beers enjoy widespread popularity across the Indian masses of beer enthusiasts. Their range of beers spans both lighter beers such as Kingfisher Premium and Kingfisher Lager, as well as those with a stronger alcohol content such as Kingfisher Ultra and Ultra Max. Kingfisher beers tend to be crisp in taste, with a decent balance of malty and fruity hops. Premium is one of the most popular variants by Kingfisher, owing to its high-quality and immensely budget-friendly price. 

 

2. Budweiser 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Budweiser Premium ABV - 5% 

Budweiser Magnum ABV - 6.5% 

 

Budweiser Beer Price In India

Budweiser Premium - INR 170 for 650 ml. 

Budweiser Magnum - INR 195 for 650 ml.

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Indisputably one of the most well-known beer brands frequently ordered at bars and bought from thekas in equal measure, Budweiser features amongst the top choices of Indian beer lovers. The classic variant of Budweiser Premium is a flavourful, medium-bodied American-style pale lager, while the Budweiser Magnum is for those with a fondness for stronger drinks. It's one of the most popular beer brands, not just in the country but across the globe, one that is all too often synonymous with the first taste of beer one experiences. 

 

3. Bira 91

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Bira Blonde ABV - 4% 

Bira White ABV - 4.9%

 

Bira Beer Price In India

Bira 91 Blonde Summer Lager Beer - INR 355 for 650 ml.

Original Bira 91 White Beer - INR 220 for 330 ml. 

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Bira 91 might have entered the Indian beer market relatively recently, but it was quick to rise to fame as one of the biggest players. Perhaps due to the low bitterness and yummy, spicy taste that's typical of Bira beers. The two most popular variants under the category of beers by Bira 91, have to be Bira Blonde and Bira White. The former is a clear lager, while the latter is a cloudy wheat beer, and both boast of a rich, unique taste that makes you gulp down your pint before you know it! 

 

4. Tuborg 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Tuborg Green ABV - 4.6% 

Tuborg Strong Premium ABV - 7-8% 

 

Tuborg Beer Price In India

Tuborg Green - 4.6% 

Tuborg Strong Premium - 7-8% 

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Tuborg beers are produced by Carlsberg in India, and are known for featuring under the most premium bottle-fermented lager beers in the country. Tuborg Green is mild and fresh-tasting, with a delicate balance of the aroma of flowers and grains. It's a medium-rich beer, with a moderate amount of bitterness, and comes at a price that's extremely easy on the pockets. Tuborg Strong is the more potent variant of Tuborg beers, launched keeping in mind the preference for stronger beers across Indian consumers. 

 

5. Carlsberg

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Carlsberg Elephant Strong Super Premium Beer ABV - 7%

Carlsberg All Malt Premium Beer ABV - 5%

 

Carlsberg Beer Price In India

Carlsberg Elephant Strong Super Premium - INR 165 for 650 ml. 

Carlsberg All Malt Premium - INR 160 for 650 ml. 

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With a cheeky tagline of "Probably The Best Beer In The World", Carlsberg is one of the most popular beer brands and beer producers in the nation. Arguably, the best-selling variant in Carlsberg beers would be Carlsberg Elephant Strong Super Premium, which is highly potent and comes with a rich malty character. There's a certain dry bitterness in this beer that's immensely satisfying and as the name suggests, a strong tint of alcohol perfect for celebrations. 

 

6. Foster's 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Foster's Lager Beer ABV - 6.9-7%

 

Foster's Beer Price In India

Foster's Strong Premium Beer - INR 120 for 650 ml. 

Foster's Lager Beer - INT 115 for 650 ml. 

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Foster's Lager Beer is one of the best-selling lager bottled beers across the world, and the refined taste more than justifies the data. Foster's Lager boasts of a light-coloured lager style, brimming with a full malt character and a clean balance of hop bitterness. This full-bodied beer is extremely drinkable and is topped off with an enticing botanical aroma. Foster's Strong is also a great option if you're looking for darker taste and harder drinking experience. 

 

7. Heineken 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Heineken Lager Beer ABV - 5% 

 

Heineken Beer Price In India

INR 200 for 650 ml. 

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Heineken has garnered a large fan following in India, perhaps due to its wallet-friendly price thrown in with the stronger, bitterer taste, not found very frequently in most other internationally mass-produced lager beers. This perfectly carbonated beer is super smooth to sip on, especially when you throw some ice into the mix. The pale lager beer by Heineken is the best-selling variant across the globe, and the iconic green bottle and red star, are known to all. 

 

8. Miller 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Miller High Life ABV - 4.6%

Miller Ace Strong ABV - 7-8%

 

Miller Beer Price In India

Miller High Life - INR 160 for 650 ml. 

Miller Ace Strong - INR 170 for 650 ml. 

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Miller High Life is your prototypical American style lager beer, with a clear golden body and medium-high carbonation. It boasts of a cool, refreshing taste and a decent balance of delicious flavours. Miller Ace is another popular variant under the premium beer brand in India, and has a bolder, sharper taste with a distinct bitterness and high alcohol content. 

 

9. Corona 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Corona Extra ABV - 4.6%

Corona Light ABV - 4.1% 

 

Corona Beer Price In India 

Corona Extra Beer - INR 280 for 355 ml. 

Corona Light Beer - INR 280 for 355 ml. 

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Okay, all relations to the name of the current pandemic and steady flow of memes aside, Corona enjoys the position of one of the best-selling beer brands in India, and all over the world. Corona Extra is lighter than the traditional beers you might be used to, and comes with a pronounced dryness along with a pleasant balance of malt and hop notes. The beer is low on bitterness and has a sweet taste that's easy on the mouth. 

 

10. Hoegaarden 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Hoegaarden Beer ABV - 4.9%

 

Hoegaarden Beer Price In India 

INR 280 for 330 ml. 

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Sipped on with a lot of satisfaction by beer lovers from over 70 countries, Hoegaarden is famous for being craft-y before craft-beers were as popular as they are now. The balance of flavours in all the variants of Hoegaarden beers is absolutely on point, but the one we'd recommend the most is the Original Belgian Wheat Beer by Hoegaarden. It has a mouthwatering fruity taste with the right amount of sweetness, which together make the beer ideal for easy drinking. 

 

 

11. Stella Artois 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Stella Artois ABV - 5.2% 

 

Stella Artois Beer Price In India 

INR 280 for 330 ml. 

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Stella Artois is one of those classic Belgian lager beers that boast of a well-balanced flavourful profile, sophisticated taste, and a pocket-friendly price, all in equal measure. Perhaps that's the reason underlying its popularity as one of the best beer brands in India. It comes with a malty, hop aroma and a clean, crisp palette that make it one of the most versatile beers in the market, both in terms of drinking occasion and food pairings.  

 

12. Royal Challenge 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Royal Challenge Premium Lager ABV - 5% 

 

Royal Challenge Beer Price In India 

Royal Challenge Premium Lager - INR 50 for 330 ml. 

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One of the most opted for choices under the category of popular beers in India, Royal Challenge Premium Lager is absolutely smooth, and packed with a rich, potent taste. This pale lager pours a clear straw yellow and features a distinctly sweet nose and a delicate cereal grain character. It's an immensely pocket-friendly Indian beer brand, that gets you decent taste and quality by shelling out just a few bucks. 

 

13. King's 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Goa King's Beer ABV - 4.85% 

 

King's Beer In Price In India 

INR 50 ( Approx.) for 440 ml. 

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The Pilsner beer by Goa King's is one of the most famous beer brands in India, known for being brewed in the state and pairing well with Goan cuisine on the beach. King's beer is one of those local beer brands you have to snag a taste of whenever you find yourself in the popular tourist destination, and the reasonable price definitely makes the choice that much easier! 

 

14. Godfather 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Godfather The Legendary Original Strong Beer - 6.5%

 

Godfather Beer In Price In India 

Godfather The Legendary Original Strong Beer - INR 180 for 650 ml. 

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The flagship beer brand of Devans Modern Breweries Limited, Godfather is a supremely easy-to-drink lager, that has a clean taste of cereal grain sweetness, supplemented by a pronounced hint of smokiness and lots of body. Under the category of Godfather beers, you would be given two variants as options, with an AVP of 6.5% and 4.5% respectively. Both the beers have an overall malty, hoppy flavour medium to high carbonation. 

 

15. Simba

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Simba Beer Stout ABV - 4.5%

 

Simba Beer Price In India

Simba Beer Stout - INR 130 for 750 ml. 

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If Indian hipster beer brands were a thing, Simba would definitely feature as a must-mention. Touted to be a finely crafted beer brand, Simba produces a range of exciting variants with distinct flavour profiles. Simba Wit and Simba Stout are our favourites so far, with the former being a full-bodied Belgian wit, while the latter is India’s first bottled craft stout! 

 

Recommended Brands By Beer Lovers 

 

16. Bro Code 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Bro Code Beer ABV - 15% 

 

Bro Code Beer Price In India

INR 90 (Approx.) for 330 ml. 

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Bro Code is a relatively recent entry in the Indian beer market, but one that's gained considerable prominence under the radar. With a whopping 15% alcohol content, Bro Code is one of India's strongest beer brands, especially popular amongst the youth of the nation. The crispness, and easy to drink qualities of Bro Code beers, coupled with the high content of alcohol and reasonable price, have led this beer brand to be somewhat of a cult-favourite amongst beer lovers in India. 

 

17. White Owl 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

White Owl Beer ABV - 4-5%

 

White Own Beer Price In India

White Owl Spark - INR 110 for 325 ml. 

White Owl Diablo - INR 130 for 325 ml. 

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White Owl offers a range of exceptional craft beers to Indian consumers, with flavour profiles as exciting as the names of the variants, such as Torpedo, Shadow, Halcyon and Diablo. The beautifully handcrafted beers are absolutely mouthwatering in taste while also being unique to the beer you select, like Diablo with its light body, low bitterness and pronounced hint of caramel and Spark with its brilliant orange-citrusy notes.

 

18. Indus Pride

 

Alcohol By Volume 

Indus Pride ABV - 4.8%

 

Indus Pride Beer Price In India

Indus Pride - INR 85 for 330 ml. 

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Indus Pride is a spicy beer offered by one of the most prominent brewing giants in the world, SABMiller. As the name suggests, this aromatic beer comes with a rich flavour profile of Indian spices, ranging across the variants of citrusy coriander, citrusy cardamom, spicy fennel and fiery cinnamon. 

 

19. Asahi Japan

 

Alcohol By Volume 

5% (Approx.) 

 

Asahi Japan Beer Price In India

Asahi Japan No. 1 - INR 285 for 330 ml. 

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Since its debut in Japan dating back to 1987, this is a premium beer brand that has taken the drinking world by storm. Asahi Super Dry is the most popular variant of beers produced by Asahi Breweries Ltd in Tokyo. It's a Lager-Japanese Rice style beer, recognised y aficionados all over the globe for its clean, crisp and strong taste that's low in sweetness and high in bitterness. 

 

20. Christoffel Bier 

 

Alcohol By Volume 

 

Christoffel Bier ABV - 6%

 

Christoffel Bier Price In India

INR 275 for 330 ml. 

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If you're on the hunt for bolder flavours of beer, this is one of the best imported beer brands you need to get your hands on. One of Netherland's most remarkable beer brands, Christoffel Bier is a Pilsner style German beer that comes in a clear golden hue and is known for brimming with an excellent balance of solid fruity backing and plenty of interesting flavours. 

 

 

21. Zingaro 

 

Alcohol By Volume

Zingaro ABV - 7.5%

 

Zingaro Beer Price In India

INR 100 (Approx.) for 650 ml. 

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A strong beer by Millennium Beer Industries (United Breweries), Zingaro is one of those amazingly budget-friendly beer brands we've got to mention. Zingaro beer has a mildly bitter taste, coupled with an enticing aroma of malt and corn. A bottle of this crowd-favourite beer brand, packs in quite a punch, especially considering the reasonably low price you can buy one for. 

 

22. Knock Out 

 

Alcohol By Volume

Knock Out ABV - 8%

 

Knock Out Beer Price In India

Knock Out  - INR 170 for 1000ml

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As the name rightfully suggests, Knockout is one of the best strong beers in India you have to try at least once in your drinking journey. Particularly popular in the states of Karnataka, Telangana and Maharashtra, Knockout Beer is adored for its powerful taste and aroma, along with the decently high alcohol content of 8%. 

 

23. Leffe Beer 

 

Alcohol By Volume

Leffe Blond ABV - 6.6%

Leffe Brown ABV - 6.5%

Leffe Tripel ABV - 8.5%

 

Leffe Beer Price In India

Leffe Blond - INR 280 for 330 ml. 

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Leffe offers a bunch of exciting variants under its range of beer products, but Leffe Blonde is definitely one of the most popular beers in India. This one is an authentic blond abbey beer, that carries a remarkable yet subtle taste, topped off with just the slightest hint of bitterness. This premium beer brand is owned by InBev Belgium, and the Blonde variant boasts of a smooth, full-bodied taste that makes this feature a must-try for beer connoisseurs. 

 

24. London Pride 

 

Alcohol By Volume

London Pride ABV - 4.7%

 

London Pride Beer Price In India

London Pride - INR 291 for 330ml

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This award-winning premium ale makes a sure-shot appearance on almost every list of the top beer brands in India. With a super easy-going malty base and a fine blend of hop character, this beer by Fuller's is a classic English drink for nights of casual, smooth drinking. London Pride beer also has a fabulous body, accompanied by a fruity, gratifying finish. 

 

25. Mahou

 

Alcohol By Volume

Mahou Clasica ABV - 4.8 %

 

Mahou Beer Price In India

Mahou Clasica Premium Beer - INR 210 for 650 ml. 

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Mahou is a Spanish brand of beers, one that's known internationally for its large portfolio of variants, and the zest flavour that each assuredly carries. Again, as the name suggests, Mahou Clasica is one of the most legendary beer brands across the world, that's been around for several decades. It's recognised and guzzled happily by beer lovers, for its refreshing taste and delicate balance of alcohol and acidity. 

 

26. Murphy's Irish Stout

 

Alcohol By Volume

Murphy’s Irish Stout ABV - 4.0%

 

Murphy’s Irish Stout Beer Price In India

Murphy’s Irish Stout - INR 500 (Approx.) for 500 ml. 

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If you find yourself enjoying a rich, creamy and dark pour, the iconic Murphy's Irish Stout is a must-have for you. This globally recognised Irish Stout beer has a brewing history dating back to 1856, and a stellar reputation in more recent years. It's a silky smooth beer with indulgent toffee and coffee undertones. Got your mouth watering, didn't I? 

 

27. Singha 

 

Alcohol By Volume

Singha Beer ABV - 5%

 

Singha Beer Price In India

Singha Lager Beer INR 300 (Approx.) for 750 ml.

 

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With a renowned tagline of "The Original Thai Beer", Singha is brewed with the finest of ingredients, and three excellent hops, namely Saaz, Perle and Hallertau. Especially recommended for those who prefer lighter options, Singha is a sweet, pleasant brew with a light grainy aroma and a slight bitterness at the finish. 

 

28. Beck's Ice 

 

Alcohol By Volume

Beck’s Ice ABV -  7-8%

 

Beck’s Ice Beer Price In India

Becks Ice Pure Strength - INR 215 for 650 ml. 

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Again, a true hipster beer brand, Beck's Ice has a considerably younger, but devotedly loyal fan base. This 100% pure malt beer is an exceptionally easy-drinking liquid with its refreshing, crisp taste.  It has a clean and delightful finish and a clear smoothness, that together make it a great beer to drink with friends, on a hot summer day. 

 

29. Sandpiper 

 

Alcohol By Volume

Sandpiper Premium Lager ABV - 4.6%

 

Sandpiper Beer Price In India

Sandpiper Premium Lager - INR 170 (Approx.) For INR 500 ml. 

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An excellent Indian beer, Sandpiper remains highly underrated despite its yummy sweetness and classy packaging. It's has a light-bodied mouthfeel and a syrupy semi-grainy malt, while also being upheld by a firm note of bitterness and a delicate touch of spicy, floral hops. Sandpiper beer is produced by Inertia Industries Ltd. and enjoys a lot of popularity in the town of Mahabaleshwar. 

 

30. Peroni 

 

Alcohol By Volume

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Premium Lager Beer ABV - 5.1%

 

Peroni Beer Price In India

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Premium Lager Beer - INR 130 for 330ml

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Produced by Peroni Brewery in Italy, Peroni Nastro Azzurro is world-famous for its intensely firm and refreshing blonde taste. It has a very unique taste that represents the vibrancy of Italy and the beer is packed with character. A sniff will get you warm, citrusy aromas, and the taste is versatile enough to be paired with an extensive range of foods. One of the best beer brands in India, that definitely deserves more recognition than what it gets! 


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