Kingfisher is the top rated, most loved and leading beer brand of India despite strong competition from several local as well as International brands. What makes it so popular is the abundant malt and the light, refreshing taste. The leader of the pack, it is the most exported beer brand of India. Kingfisher, The King of Good Times is manufactured by United Breweries Group led by Vijay Mallya; The Liquor King of India. Kingfisher is not just a product but a lifestyle choice for a majority of Indians and rightfully takes its position on top of this list.
Owing to the fact that Royal Challenge Beer is brewed for a longer time which renders it an extra, full-bodied taste; the tagline for Royal Challenge rightly goes, “Brewed Stronger Brewed Better”. The second largest selling mild beer in India, Royal Challenge is in popular demand mostly in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The longer brew time renders it the smooth, crisp taste and a very rich flavour. With a golden yellow colour, Royal Challenge has all the qualities that make it a great beer brand. Prepared using the finest 6 malt barley, Royal Challenge is definitely for people with unique preferences.
Haywards 5000 is a strong brand of beer with an annual sale of over 10 million in India. It was launched in 1983 and is brewed with the best quality malt. The taste is quite smooth but is favourably strong. The Haywards 5000 label is a strong sub-product with a total alcohol percentage of about 7%. Haywards definitely meets the incredibly high expectations of Indian customers.
The Carlsberg beer is the finest among a portfolio of over 500 brands belonging to the Carlsberg group. The Indian Market has given a secure place to this beer brand. It has several names such as Carlsberg Lager, Carlsberg Beer and Carlsberg Pilsner. The Pilsner is a tantalising bitter sweet mixture and is quite popular among Liverpool fans.
A Brazilian-Belgian company first manufactured this lager beer in 1876 with a combination of Rice and Barley Malt and since then it has been a most loved beer brand worldwide. Simply delicious when served chilled, Budweiser is a popular choice among college students in India and people who seek to go on a nostalgic trip back to the good old College Days.
A favourite among the Aussies, Fosters has gained wide popularity in India as well. It is designed to give you a laid back feeling owing to its Australian roots. Fosters is one of the recently launched beer brands of the world but in terms of taste and popularity it is well on par with most legendary brands.
Tuborg has successfully secured its position on the top 5 beer brands of India since its entry in the year 2007. It’s light and crisp taste has made its way into the hearts of Indians with ease. Tuborg Green and Tuborg Strong are 2 popular selling sub products. Tuborg red is only brewed once a year in celebration of the company’s anniversary.
The next International Beer to receive appreciation in the Indian market is Corona. Globally, it is a mega success with a strong hold in markets of over 170 countries. Manufactured in Mexico, this beer is best consumed with a wedge of lime. It is considered a weekend party favourite among stressed-out workaholics.
Heineken International has been a world leader in Beer manufacture since 1873. In India it has a well-established market with products sold in pints as well as larger bottles. This is a very mild beer with just 5% alcohol in comparison with other brands that have up to 8%. With a Pale Gold colour, it is a favourite among boys’ nights because of its fruity and toasted malty taste.
The Miller High Life is a timeless American brew and The Miller Ace is a premium strong variant of Millers. The Miller High Life is less bitter when compared to all other brands and is a perfectly smooth drink for different types of people to enjoy. The Miller Ace is popular for its fine packaging and equally enjoyable taste. Manufactured by the SABMiller group, it also takes its place among top selling beer brands in India.
Disclaimer: Please note that this list is indicative and non-exhaustive, and not based on any particular order.