The following is a look at five carbonated, fermented malt beverages, what is known as beer, brewed in countries under Moslem civil and religious control.
The Arpanoosh / Khorshid Zareewar breweries in Rasht Industrial City, Gilan Province, Iran,
produces Istak non-alcohol beverages in 12 different fruit flavors.
Founded in 1956 Farida Lager is a 5% abv beer brewed by Eastern Brewery Co.
Al-Shark Beer (or al-Chark) founded in 1954, owned by the Syrian government, is a pale lager beer at 3.7% abv.
“South Sudan’s homegrown brew, White Bull, is in danger of closing its doors. The brewery, based in Juba, has partially suspended production, according to the company.”
Abou Atni, is another non-alcohol beer brewed in Benghazi, Libya
Reuters reports that: “The Arabian peninsula's only brewery clings precariously to its tradition of producing fine beers while all around Islamic pressure builds against alcohol.
Workers employed at Aden's Seera Beer factory are shunned for producing alcohol, Families wash their clothes separately and men have trouble finding brides, according to the plant's West German manager, Eckhardt Zitzmann.”
Somalia is the only one of these seven nations that has no record of producing beer. This is not to say the there is no beer produced in diplomatic enclaves or military bases.
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