10 Top Selling Brands of Beer in India by Market Share

Beer were used to prepare from rice or millet in India traditionally, Today beer is second most popular alcoholic beverage in India after whiskey. Strong beers are the most popular beers in India and the brands include Kingfisher in popularity followed by other major Indian brands are Bira 91, White Owl, Goa Kings Beer, Zingaro, Khajuraho and Maharaja.

Kingfisher (United Breweries) – 41.2


Kingfisher beer is the largest selling beer brand in India by market share, also available in 52 other countries and ranked among India’s most trusted brands. 42.4% equity shares in United Breweries is owned by the Heineken Group and available in variant like Kingfisher Premium, Kingfisher blue and Kingfisher strong.

Haywards (SABMiller) – 15

Haywards Premium Beer is a flagship brand of SABMiller India, who also own Fosters, Knock Out and Royal Challenge. SABMiller brewing company is acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, and the company owned the following international brands Corona, Beck’s and Hoegaarden.

Knockout (SABMiller) – 8.7

Knockout is another popular brand of SABMiller India, own by by Anheuser-Busch InBev and holds 8.7% of market share in India. SABMiller brands also include Foster’s, Haywards and Royal Challenge beer in India, Popular in South.

Okocim (Carlsberg) – 5.1

Okocim beer from Okocim Brewery in Poland is today part of Carlsberg Polska which is third largest brewing company in Poland. Carlsberg brewing company has very good market share in India with 5.1 % with other two brands of Tuborg and Carlsberg.

Kalyani Black Label (United Breweries) – 2.7

Kalyani Black Label is very popular brand of beer in West Bengal, brewed by United Breweries and also popular across east Indian states. The Kalyani Black Label strong beer is a regional brand by United Breweries like Bullet in Rajasthan and Cannon 10000.

UB Export (United Breweries) – 2

Ub Export beer is one of the top brand of United Breweries, Marco Polo, Bullet, Charger and Zingaro are being others. The Indian alcoholic beverages company controls 60% of the total manufacturing of beer in India, partially owned by (43%) Heineken.

Budweiser (Anheuser-Busch) – 2


Budweiser is an American lager beer now produced by Anheuser-Busch, available in over 80 countries and one of largest-selling beers in the United States. Anheuser-Busch operates 12 breweries in the United States and best known beer brands include Busch, Budweiser, Corona and Beck’s Ice.

Golden Eagle (Mohan Meakin) – 1.7

Mohan Meakin is a brewery company located in the Himalayan Mountains of Kasauli, who launched India’s first beer, Lion. The brewery moved to Solan and today the principal brands of Mohan Meakin’s are Golden Eagle Beer, Black Knight, Solan No 1 whiskies and the most popular Old Monk Rum.

Tuborg (Carlsberg) – 1.3

Tuborg is another most popular brand of Carlsberg Group, today one of the
top beer brand in Indian market, available in 330ml bottles, 500ml cans and 650ml bottles in India with green, classic and strong variant.

Carlsberg (Carlsberg) – 1.2


Carlsberg Group from Copenhagen of Denmark is the manufacture of some of the best selling beer brands in India. The flagship brand is Carlsberg and other brands are Tuborg, Carlsberg Elephant and Kronenbourg beer.

There are list of more imported beer brands available in India like, Corona, Singha, Tsingtao, Victoria Bitter, Geist and Christoffel. United Breweries of Bangalore is the largest selling Indian beer by brand, by brewery as well as by market share.

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