Beer is a drink associated with good summer days and has proved to be very refreshing. They go best with the pizza. a bottle of beer is your best companion while watching a match or when you invite your friends for a house party. This drink never disappoints you and is relatively cheaper then other alcoholic drinks. Although winter is here thirst for beer is never gone. We all love beer, they are refreshing, tasty and the fact that they are the most accessible alcohol. Nobody minds fresh brew every now and then. Today in this post we have put a list of best Indian beer brands that you should definitely give a try.

We Indians love strong alcohol and when it comes to the beer we do love it when it gets us tipsy. In this post, are mentioned all the strong and top Indian beer brand which are perfect for a weekend get together.

best Indian beer brands


1 – Kingfisher

Kingfisher beer india
Certainly the king of the good time. Kingfisher is no stranger in India, it is the king of beer in other words. Manufactured by United breweries, it is among one of the most consumed beers in India.

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2 – Godfather

Godfather beer International

Famous among people who like it strong. It has 6.8% alcohol which makes it the strongest beer. It will certainly make you an offer you can’t refuse.

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3 – BIRA

Bira 91 is relatively new to the Indian beer market. Launched in 2015 and it has become widely popular among people. If you don’t like the taste of typical beer, you should try Bira. It comes in different variants to choose from. You would love it.

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4 – Haywards 5000

haywards 5000 beer

Another famous name in the Indian beer industry. If you do not like the kingfisher, you must be a fan of Haywards 5000.


5 – Kalyani Black Label

Kalyani Black Label

From the house of United Breweries comes yet another regional king. It is rather famous in West Bengal Region. So whenever in that side of the country do give it a try. It is among one of the best Indian beer brands available.
Source – UB

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6 – Bullet

best indian beer brands bullet

Bullet is among the best Indian beer brands. Especially famous in Rajasthan state and famous for its strong and appealing taste.
Source – UB


7 – Cannon 10000

cannon 10000

Being sold in the country for over 4 decades. It is one of the oldest beer brands in India. Famous in Maharashtra region.


8 – UB Export

ub Export

From the UB comes another great brand UB Export. Famous in Karnataka and loved across the country.


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9 – Jaipur Ale

jaipur ale

This one is a kind of underdog when it comes to Jaipur. I have been to Jaipur many times yet I didn’t know this existed. Jaipur ale is more famous in European countries.


10 – Zingaro

Yet another top Indian beer brand to try. Launched in 2000, it has become one of the famous brands in many regions of the country.

11 – London Pilsner

london pilsner

It is the iconic beer in Mumbai and been for over 2 decades. Available in mild and strong alcohol quantities.


12 – Royal Challenge Aleroyal challenge ale

Royal challenge isn’t an unknown name in India. Apart from selling whiskey and hard liquor they also sell lager which is Royal Challenge ale. Known for its aroma and mild taste.

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13 – Kings

goa kings

If you have ever been to Goa, name Kings is not new to you. Most famous in Goa.  Locally brewed and sold, it is a delight for any traveler.


14 – Knock Out

knockout beer

Launched in 1984, Knock out has become one of the most famous strong beer brands in Maharastra, AP and Karnataka. It has started to gain popularity in North India as well.

15 – Khajuraho

khajuraho beer

Among the strongest beer brands available in India. It has over 8.75% alcohol quantity. Must try for anyone who likes their beer frosty and strong.


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16 – Belo Beer

belo beer

Brewed in Goa and one of the famous delights of the region. I know it has a funny name 😛


17 – Maharaja

maharaja beer

Yet another great local brands of India. It is also among the strongest lager in the region with 10.2% alcohol levels. Must try for anyone who likes the strong beer.


18 – Marco Polo

marco polo beer

Yet another amazing ale from the house of UB group. Strong and sweet aroma makes it another great beer available in many regions of India.


19 – Charger Super Strong

As the name suggests, this one is strong. Brewed by UB group in Gurgaon, Haryana. This beer is famous in the Punjab region.

20 – Taj Mahal Lager taj mahal premium beer

This one lies under more premium brands of beer in India. With the mild aroma and amazing taste, it has quite the following. And no! It has no association with the Taj Mahal.

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21 – King Chakra Beer

king chakra beer

It is the true Punjabi beer to hit the international market. Famous for its unique taste and aroma. Must try for a true Pujabi at heart.

22 – Golden Eagle Beer

golden eagle

Widely popular in Chennai and Tamil Nadu. Brewed at India’s oldest brewery. It has a mild taste with 4.8% ABV

23 – He-Man 9000

he-man 9000 beer

This is among the rarest and less known beer brand in India. Only available in North Eastern states; Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Sikkim, and Meghalaya. Must try if you love the fruity taste in beer.


23 – Sand Piper

sand piper beer

Just like King’s beer is famous in Goa, Sand Piper is famous in Mahabaleshwar. If you ever get the chance to visit, don’t forget to try this one.

24 – Old Monk 10000

old monk 10000 beer

It has no association with infamous RUM with the same name. Brewed in Ghaziabad, it is only sold in Goa.


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25 – Gateway India Pale Ale

india pale ale

Gateway India ale has perhaps the most interesting inception story. Being the love child of British Raj in India, it is the oldest beer available in the country.

26 – Dansberg Blue Beer

Dansberg Blue Beer

Brewed by Yuksom Breweries Sikkim, it is very famous in northeastern states of India.


So these were some of the best Indian beer brands available in our country. Some of them are lesser known and some of them are very famous and don’t need any introduction. How many of these beers have you tried? Did we miss anything? Do let us know in the comment section below.


  1. Wow there are so many brands that I haven’t heard of.
    Good article.
    I have tried some local liqure while I was visitng Japan

    • Hi Praduman
      There are many brands and people underestimate these but it is ok to try these once in a while. These are little different than other light beers that we have. Local drinks are not to be missed. Thanx for stopping by 🙂


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