The Top 10 Indian Beer Brands

Traditionally, people in India have liked robust beers made from rice or millet, known as rice beer or handia in the local language. Many international beverage brands have arrived in India and taken over the brewing industry, such as SABMiller, Budweiser, and Heineken, competing with well-known Indian brews like Kingfisher and Haywards.

The most well-known local Indian beers are Kingfisher, Haywards 5000, Maharaja, Hunter, Thunderbolt, Khajuraho, Golden Eagle, Royal Challenge, Godfather, and Zingaro.

1. Kingfisher – United Breweries

Kingfisher beer is a premium Indian brand of beer made by United Breweries. Kingfisher is the most popular Indian beer, produced by the United Breweries based in Bangalore. The largest brewery in India, United Breweries, produces Kingfisher Premium, Kingfisher Strong, Kingfisher Blue, and Kingfisher Ultra, which are all popular varieties of beverage.

2. Haywards – SABMiller Breweries

The Haywards family’s most famous and successful product was the 5000-strong lager, which was one of India’s most popular beer brands. SABMiller India breweries’ flagship beverage was the Haywards 5000 strong lager. The Haywards 2000, Knock Out, Royal Challenge, and Fosters are a few well-known beer labels from SABMiller India.

3. Knock Out

In Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and the Telangana state of India, SABMiller’s Knock Out beer is well-liked. It’s a strong ale with an alcohol content of 8 per cent and is one of the top-selling big beers in the country.

4. Bira 91 – B9 Beverages

B9 Beverages’ Bira 91 beer brand, which was launched in the first quarter of 2015, offers a unique flavour to beer drinkers in India. The firm sells different variants including Bira 91 Blonde, Bira 91 White, Bira 91 Light, Bira 91 Strong, and Bira 91 Indian Pale Ale with varying alcoholic strengths.

5. Simba

The delicious flavour of this particular beer is thanks to the use of only high-quality ingredients and carefully developed recipes. Assam, Goa, Kolkata, and Bengaluru are among the most popular places in India for this product because it is available in four varieties: Wit, Stout, light and strong.

6. Bad Monkey – Sinq Beverages

The Strong Dragon Beer is a Pakistani beer produced by Sinq Beverages Pvt Ltd, which specializes in high-alcohol brews.

7. Royal Challenge – SABMiller

SABMiller, the second-largest beer producer in India after United Breweries, owns the Royal Challenge premium lager. Do not be perplexed by Royal Challenge whiskey in India.

Kalyani Black Label is a popular Indian beer produced by the United Breweries conglomerate, which also owns several other alcoholic beverages brands.

8. Godfather – Devans Modern Breweries

The Godfather beer produced by Devans Modern Breweries from Jammu is available in three varieties and is particularly popular in northern India. Devans Modern Breweries, located in Rajasthan’s Kotputli village, has established a state-of-the-art brewery and crafts high-quality imported beers in bottles and cans.

9. Goa King’s Beer

The king beer of Goa is only available in Goa and has been declared an iconic brand in India. With the greatest materials in three different varieties, the Goa Kings brand delivers delicious flavour on the stunning beach of Goa.

10. Bullet Beer – United Brewery

Aapno Rajasthan, Aapno Bullet is the slogan for a bullet-proof beer from United Brewery Group in Bangalore that is very popular in Rajasthan.

India’s largest brewery, United Breweries, is also the country’s second-largest brewing company, producing a range of well-known local beers in states such as Kalyani Black Label in West Bengal, Bullet beer in Rajasthan, and Cannon 10000 beer in Maharashtra.