Top 5 Local Beers In Nigeria

Nigeria’s beer market is booming  and close to 18 million hectolitres of beer is sold in Nigeria each year. These beer brands are seen in different shapes, sizes and colours.

Every beer has a story with its taste, design and uniqueness all over the world, but in Nigeria, the beer story is not different. Beer is like football in Nigeria, no fan of a beer brand would admit that the other brands are better than his or her preference.

We present to you five Nigerian local beers that have become peoples choice over the years, there is hardly a city or village you would not find these five beers.

1.Star Lager


Star Lager is the Nigeria’s first ever brewed beer and is growing to be the country’s favourite beer in its 600 ml bottle size and has 5.10 percent alcohol. Star Lager is the beer of choice for many Nigerian This beer has an ever rich foam head and light on the hops.”Star Lite” beer was also introduced into the market to also satisfy the taste of consumers.

2.Legend Extra Stout

Legend stout

This beer is becoming the country’s fastest growing stout. It has a unique taste that is rich and has a long lasting foam head. Legend Extra Stout is called the ‘The Real Deal’ with its 7.5 percent alcohol content and a flavour that is mixed with roasted malts, some dried fruits and chocolate. It gained more popularity after it re-branded with the new stanoil and metalised labels.

3.“33″ Export

33 Export

33 Export Lager Beer is a national beer brand and lead product of Consolidated Breweries. This beer has been brewed in Nigeria since the late 1979 and you can only enjoy it in the atmosphere of a Nigerian pub. It has a unique crisp taste, sparkling and refreshing.

The beer brewed from sorghum, malted Barley, hops and sucrose and it contains 5% alcohol. “33” Export gives a tender feeling and that is why most Nigerian men love about it.



it is one Nigerian beer that tastes just like the American lager. It has a 5.15 percent alcohol and triple filtered to give a smooth, crisp and a taste that is unforgettable. It fans are considered to be one of the largest in the country especially after it re-branded with an exciting new look.

5.Gulder Lager


Gulder has become one of the oldest beers in the country.Designed with a unique taste that is simply Irresistible, Its bottle size is 600ml and has a 5.20 percent alcohol. It has a bitter taste and is drinkable. The flavour has a combination of rice, cream, hay, malts and honey which gives it a distinctive taste. The beer has a creamy texture and the bottle is attractive.


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