The Indian beer, India is majorly coming out of the comfort zone and making good beers that are famous and a house to chill while you are visiting and cherishing it.
Beer actually was introduced into India better by the British for sure, who eventually set up a beverage that produced Asia’s first beer actually in bulk, an actual thing called as Lion. However, these days, performance of Indian beer is way bigger and larger. It comes in two strengths which are famously known as, mild which carries around 5% of alcohol and a generous strong which carries about 6-8% alcohol. Depending on the place all over, a large 650 ml bottle of beer can commonly cost you around Rs100/- at a liquor store, and double or triple of the price at any bar in India.
While famously known international beer brands such as Fosters, Carlsberg,Heineken and moreover Budweiser and even a leading name Tuborg are available and are constantly growing in between the people in India, for being real let me be clear that this article focuses only on Indian beer brands.
Top 10 Best Beer Brands in India 2018 with Price
The biggest producer of beer in India is a self-based United Breweries which is located in Banglore, which even makes Kingfisher and Kalyani Black Label products. The company is dominating about half of the market by their products. Global brewing giant SABmiller which is now commonly known as Anheuser-Busch InBev has now entered the Indian market since 2000.
In 2001, it actually formerly acquired Mysore Breweries which makes Knock Out beer and commonly followed by Shaw Wallace’s beer brands which are commonly known as Royal Challenge and Haywards 5000 in 2003 with its popularity. And being the second biggest beer producer in India, with a market share of almost 25% it leads the market well.
Some of the top 10 most brands in beer of 2018 are as listed below;
Kingfisher is the best and top rated being the most loved and leading beer brand in the India despite the all big strong competition from so many several local as well as International brands present in India. It makes its beer so delightful, and carrying refreshing taste. The leader of the boards, indicating it as the most exported beer brand of India all over.
Kingfisher, frequently known as The King of Good Times is actually manufactured by United Breweries Group which has been led by Vijay Maliya, basically The Liquor King of India. Kingfisher is not only a product but it is a lifestyle choice which is chosen by many of the Indians and rightfully takes its position on top.
#2 Royal Challenge
It is actually owned and kept at good stat from first only heading always with a perfect tagline that Royal Challenge rightly goes, “Brewed Stronger Brewed Better”. The second largest selling mild beer in India, Royal Challenge is in popular demand mostly in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
The longer brew time renders it the smooth, crisp taste and a very rich flavour. With a golden yellow colour, Royal Challenge has all the qualities that make it a great beer brand. Prepared using the finest 6 malt barley, Royal Challenge is definitely for people with unique preferences.
#3 Haywards 5000
Haywards 5000 is a strong brand of beer with an annual sale of over 10 million in India. It was launched in 1983 and is brewed with the best quality malt. The taste is quite smooth but is favourably strong. The Haywards 5000 label is a strong sub-product with a total alcohol percentage of about 7%. Haywards definitely meets the incredibly high expectations of Indian customers
The Carlsberg beer is the finest among a portfolio of over 500 brands belonging to the Carlsberg group. The Indian Market has given a secure place to this beer brand. It has several names such as Carlsberg Lager, Carlsberg Beer and Carlsberg Pilsner. The Pilsner is a tantalising bitter sweet mixture and is quite popular among Liverpool fans.
A Brazilian-Belgian company first manufactured this lager beer in 1876 with a combination of Rice and Barley Malt and since then it has been a most loved beer brand worldwide. Simply delicious when served chilled, Budweiser is a popular choice among college students in India and people who seek to go on a nostalgic trip back to the good old College Days.
A favourite among the Aussies, Fosters has gained wide popularity in India as well. It is designed to give you a laid back feeling owing to its Australian roots. Fosters is one of the recently launched beer brands of the world but in terms of taste and popularity it is well on par with most legendary brands.
Tuborg has successfully secured its position on the top 5 beer brands of India since its entry in the year 2007. It’s light and crisp taste has made its way into the hearts of Indians with ease. Tuborg Green and Tuborg Strong are 2 popular selling sub products. Tuborg red is only brewed once a year in celebration of the company’s anniversary
The next International Beer to receive appreciation in the Indian market is Corona. Globally, it is a mega success with a strong hold in markets of over 170 countries. Manufactured in Mexico, this beer is best consumed with a wedge of lime. It is considered a weekend party favourite among stressed-out workaholics.
Heineken International has been a world leader in Beer manufacture since 1873. In India it has a well-established market with products sold in pints as well as larger bottles. This is a very mild beer with just 5% alcohol in comparison with other brands that have up to 8%. With a Pale Gold colour, it is a favourite among boys’ nights because of its fruity and toasted malty taste.
The Miller High Life is a timeless American brew and The Miller Ace is a premium strong variant of Millers. The Miller High Life is less bitter when compared to all other brands and is a perfectly smooth drink for different types of people to enjoy. The Miller Ace is popular for its fine packaging and equally enjoyable taste. Manufactured by the SABMiller group, it also takes its place among top selling beer brands in India.
These are the top selling and most consumed beer in India 2018. Among all, Kingfisher is top selling beer brands in India (earlier it was Haywards). You can also check the top wine brands in India 2018. We will soon update the list of beer brands in india with price list, stay tuned.