A hot country. A huge alcohol market. A burgeoning, youthful middle class. India, by any standard, should be a country that reaches thirstily for a beer. But, the ground reality is starkly different.
At around 2 liters per capita, India is Asia’s lowest per capita beer
The State Government of Karnataka has recently published the Karnataka Excise (Brewery) Rules, 2022. Through this amendment, the definition for the term “Craft brewery” has been inserted. “Craft brewery”, according to the rules, is defined as a small unit with an installed capacity producing less
● Excise duty harmonisation to help Government garner more revenue and help consumers get value/premium spirits at a price point comparable to neighbouring states.
● Harmonisation measure to help in attracting new investment and create more direct and indirect employment opportunities.
In the wake of the upcoming
The Karnataka government’s conditional permission to allow breweries to exhaust their beer stock by opening the portal of home delivery and takeaway from May 14th to June 30 brought a sigh of relief and excitement to the city's breweries and beer lovers. During this period,
Earlier, in a letter dated May 12, the Excise Commissioner had "conditionally" granted permission for microbreweries to sell their beer stock as takeaway on an experimental basis for the period from May 14 to June 30 or until exhaustion of existing beer stock, whichever is