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Checkout These 23 Best Beer Brands In India Under The Budget Of ₹200

By Eashita Gupta

Updated - Dec. 7, 2018 12 min read

When it comes to alcohol, nothing spells better than an ice cold beer. The world of beer is limitless and it is probably the oldest alcoholic beverage to be consumed. It does not just taste amazing but it also has numerous health benefits. People likely have a tendency to consume beer as they find it a refreshing drink that comfortably goes with any age group. Beer is a favorite drink for all and loved by the nation. Our nation prides itself on being one of the largest beer consumers in the entire world. No occasion is complete without a chilled beer and a game of Beer Pong, be it an easy house party or a cocktail night. In fact, it is one of those drink that keeps on coming on the table again and again. Gone are the days when bartenders used to serve 1 or 2 glasses of beer on tap. Now, everyone has their refrigerators full of exotic beers from all around the world. But what if you are on a budget and don't have enough cash? Don't worry! We have curated a list of 23 best beer brands in India under ₹200 which won't burn a hole in your pocket.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_image

 

1. Kingfisher

Kingfisher isn't just a beer, it’s a religion in itself. One of the finest and best beer brands in India, Kingfisher is the most recognized and extensively available brand that unites beer lovers across the country. This is the one true national player, that regardless of the difficult situation, remains the 'King of Good Times'. Exceptional flavor, good price, and great distribution are what makes Kingfisher the most trustable and broadly consumed beer in India. Kingfisher was released in India in 1978 and since then it has acquired a massive market share.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_kingfisher_image

Price:
Kingfisher Blue Super Premium Beer: INR 100 - 650 ml
Kingfisher Premium Lager Beer: INR 100 - 650 ml

 

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2. Budweiser

Budweiser is one of the most popular beer brands available in our country. This legendary American beer has inspired so many beer brands to come into existence. Known for its fresh and light taste, today Budweiser has become synonymous with 'beer'. The primary reason to drink this beer is to switch you back to those good vintage days as this will certainly make you happy and help you to rejoice your reminiscences. Savor your bud with a well-done burger and fries combo.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_budweiser_image

Price:
Budweiser Premium King Of Beers: INR 170 - 650 ml
Budweiser Magnum Strong Beer: INR 130 - 330 ml

 

3. Carlsberg

The tagline of Carlsberg 'Probably The Best in The World' is ironic because it’s far away from the best even in countries that don’t produce much beer themselves. Even though it’s a notably huge brand, it’s still not available at a number of places. Talking about the taste and flavor, this spiffy beer has grainy bittersweet notes and offers a pretty clean drinking experience. This is the kind of beer you want to sip on by the poolside, and delicately pair a light salad or even a fruit platter with it.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_carlsberg_image

Price:
Carlsberg Elephant Classic Strong Super Premium Beer: INR 140 - 650 ml
Carlsberg Smooth Premium Lager Beer: INR 145 - 650 ml

 

4. Foster's

Foster's is mild-colored Australian lager is a full-bodied drink with a rather malty flavor, and it pairs nicely with classic sports night food. In the brewing process, hops are added at a later stage to preserve freshness. This gives Foster's the crisp and robust taste and is available only in two variants. This is definitely one of those to go for when on a budget.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_foster's_image

Price
Foster's Lager Beer: INR 100 - 650 ml
Foster's Strong Beer: INR 120 - 650 ml

 

5. Haywards

One of the best-selling beer brands in India, Haywards is most recognized for its iconic Haywards 5000, a brew which is one hell of a strong lager and contains 7% alcohol. This lager has made its remarkable presence for its vintage advertising and economical pricing. The company was founded by Britisher Sir Anthony Hayward and the sale started in 1983.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_haywards_image

Price: 
Haywards 5000 Super Strong Beer: INR 100 - 650 ml

 

6. Tuborg

Tuborg is a Danish brewing company which was started in 1873 by Carl Frederik Tietgen. The brewery was set up in Hellerup which is a part of northern Copenhagen, Denmark. It is one of the finest beer and is loved by people because of the combination of fine taste and economical rate. Conveniently available everywhere, this Danish brand has probably unlocked the distribution secret in India like no other. This medium rich and lively drink has a moderate bitterness in the aftertaste and tastes exceptional when gulped down with light meals.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_tuborg_image

Price: 
Tuborg Strong Premium Beer: INR 100 - 650 ml
Tuborg Classic Black Premium Strong Beer: INR 120 - 650 ml

 

7. Heineken

Acknowledged for its signature green bottle and the red star, this pale lager is available unanimously across shops and pubs leading it to one of the most pocket-friendly, popular and best beer brands in India. Heineken, an iconic Dutch pale lager is almost a perfect combination of flavor, price which is cherished for its relatively strong punch and a full-bodied taste.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_heineken_image

Price:
Heineken Lager Beer: INR 150 - 330 ml

 


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8. Godfather

Godfather is the flagship beer brand of Devans Modern Breweries Limited, a brewing company that commenced operations in Jammu in 1961. What's unique about this beer is its long-brewing cycle, which lasts for 25 days, as opposed to the usual 12-15 days. This gives it a fresher taste. To our amazement, this 'Father of God' is unanimously gifted across all the hill stations we tread to in India, perhaps because it’s a strong brew.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_godfather_image

Price: 
Godfather Super Strong High Power Beer: INR 100 - 650 ml
Godfather Strong Beer: INR 60 - 330 ml

 

9. Bira 91

Bira 91 where the number 91 stands for India’s country code, is a brand new craft beer that's taking urban India by storm. Introduced in 2015, it's already turned out to be a household call amongst beer fans and is the very best selling premium beer in lots of the capital city bars. The company pursuits to fill the space in the market for a trendy, unorthodox, fun and smart brand of beer. It's positioned between the mainstream Indian beer brands and steeply-priced imported ones. In order to identify and create beers that would suit the Indian palate, the company's founder spent three months traveling across Europe.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_bira91_image

Price: 
Bira White Beer: INR 180 - 330 ml

 

10. Breezer

Breezer has made all of us lose our alcohol virginity, did you lose the same way? Bacardi Breezer is essentially a fruit-based alcopop with a varied percentage of alcohol content that differs from country to country. It comes in a massive range of fruit flavors and pioneered the class of flavored beers which includes: peach, apple, lemon, ruby grapefruit, pineapple, orange, watermelon, cranberry, blackberry, blueberry, pomegranate, lime, raspberry, coconut, mango, and strawberry.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_breezer_image

Price:
Breezer: INR 120 - 275 ml

 

11. Kingfisher Ultra

Kingfisher Ultra is the newest addition to Kingfisher's house. This lager which is present from ages remains preferred by the majority. It has the same old flavor and is relatively cheap than the other ones. The ultra is a smoother, classier edition of the original hit machine and makes for a perfect play.
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Price:
Kingfisher Ultra Lager Beer: INR 140 - 650 ml

 

12. King’s

What's Goa without King's, eh? The beautiful beaches of Goa and King's beer go hand in hand. This beer, which unfortunately is only brewed and offered in the state of Goa, is a spotlight of any trip there. Launched in 2015, the King's beer is a very light tasting, pale colored beer which is known for its smoky malt aroma. No wonder King's remains a fond memory for many people long after the vacation is over.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_king's_image

Price:
King's Black Label: INR 50 - 375 ml

 

13. Miller

Another all-American star on our listing, Miller is a classic lager which is best recognized for its clear bottle and a crisp smooth flavor. Excellent shade, average price, but one will find it tough to hold drinking this beer throughout the night by the campfire without having the temptation of switching to a different one if available. Sip this during a Netflix-marathon and pair it with buttery popcorn and cheesy nachos.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_miller_image

Price:
Miller High Life Tin: INR 115 - 500 ml

 

14. Knock Out

Doesn’t the name say it all? The beer that aims to rejoice strong men who show a strong character, this much-loved desi beer has a whopping 8% alcohol content and is terrific with an extra large portion of your favorite biryani. Released in 1984, Knock Out beer is particularly popular in the states of Telangana, Karnataka, and Maharashtra. The brand's purpose is to 'celebrate strong men who display a strong character'. This malt beer has a powerful taste and aroma.best-beer-brands-under-200_Knock_out_image

Price:
Knock Out Refreshing Strong Beer: INR 120 - 650 ml

 

15. Kalyani

Appropriately fitting into the category of the best budget-friendly beer brands in India, Kalyani is the true South Indian legend. This strong lager is described as a smooth mellowed brew with an extra bite. Its alcohol content is a generous 7.8% and it has a surprisingly sweet aftertaste. If you like a beer with plenty of flavors, blindly go for Kalyani. It is one of India's oldest lagers and has iconic status in West Bengal, where it was launched in 1969.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_kalyani_image

Price:
Kalyani Black Label Strong Beer: INR 100 - 650 ml

 


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16. Guinness

The sole stout on our list, Guinness has a wonderful flavor, hitting those espresso and cocoa notes and serving up sweet, malty love. Swig this beauty with a rich stew, a fine burger or better relish with some dark chocolate.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_guiness_image

Price:
Guinness Beer: INR 200 - 650 ml

 

17. Tsingtao

This amber-colored pilsner beer grants a nutty candy taste and a slightly malty flavor. Tsingtao is a pale lager ale brewed in a Tsingtao Brewery, an Anglo-German brewery in Qingdao on the Eastern Coast of China. Extremely refreshing, this Chinese-origin beer pairs nicely with spicy Asian food, and possibly even with your favorite takeout bowl meals.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_tsingtao_image

Price:
Tsingtao Beer: INR 180 - 650 ml

 

18. Happy

Crisp and summery, Happy by brand Thirsty is a sneaky number that starts on a gentle fruity note, but then raises the pace and ends on a mildly bitter note. A terrific drink, it’s great with every kind of finger food, particularly fried fish and chunky potato wedges.

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Price:
Happy By Thirsty Beer: INR 170 - 650 ml

 

19. White Rhino Wit

White Rhino Wit is Belgian-fashioned wheat beer but with a desi twist. It uses Indian rolled wheat and fresh coriander seeds from the Himalayas. Light, aromatic and really refreshing, this homegrown marvel works perfectly with the inherent tang of Mexican and Thai food.White-Rhino-Wit-beer-image

Price:
White Rhino Wit Beer: INR 150 - 330 ml

 

20. Dare Devil

The only devil on our list of the affordable beer brands in India, Dare Devil is a wheat beer that guarantees complete taste and carbonation but cuts down on the heavy stuff. Fresh off the block, we think you ought to have a guilt-free boozy session by pairing this with a salad or an easy grill.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_dare_devil_image

Price:
Dare Devil Pull-Tab Bottles: INR 120 - 650 ml

 


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21. Simba

Simba beer was set up so that the makers could brew the beer they would like to have - flavorful, authentic and made with high-quality ingredients. This is made in small batches using finely crafted recipes and not formulas. The packaging of this beer is dark and simple yet very attractive.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_simba_image

Price:
Simba: INR 110 - 500 ml

 

22. Simona

Established in 2017, Thirsty beers aim to bring back origin to the art of beer and brews. Simona is Thirsty Beer's second product which is a premium wheat beer offering with aromas of banana and a clove-like spiciness. It is a favorite in summers and is brewed using pure wheat malts and live yeast.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_simona_image

Price:
Simba: INR 200 - 330 ml

 

23. Sommerweisse

Erdinger is an iconic German brewery and for their new wheat beer, they have crafted Sommerweisse which is made through a process which brings out the flavor and mildly aromatic bitterness particularly well. This beer is aromatic but still remains true to the traditional style. They have also designed a special glass for this beer so that the hop aromas and delicate flavors can be enjoyed to the fullest.beer_brands_india_under_rs_200_sommerweisse_image

Price:
Erdinger Sommerweisse: INR 200 - 330 ml

 

Now just don’t be shy to tell us that we have literally spoilt you with choices over these affordable beers. Seriously! They are just too many, right?  So, the next time you feel like unwinding yourself partying with your gang or getting a round of your favorite beer, make a little more informed decision. Know that there is a beer available for every mood and every occasion, and definitely for every budget. Our curated list of the pocket-friendly best beer brands in India is all you need to get the gluttony going.


FAQs

Q. How long does beer stay in your system? 

A. On average, 6 – 10 hours.

 

Q. When was beer invented? 

A. Beer can trace its roots as far back as Mesopotamia – 5th millennium B.C. or older.

 

Q. Which country drinks the most beer? 

A. We were thinking Texas, but it turns out that the Czech Republic consumes 156 liters of beer per capita, more than any other country, followed by Ireland and Germany.

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