Beer These are top 6 made in Kenya beer brands

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About Beer brands made in Kenya

Tusker Lager is the highest selling beer in East Africa and is made in Kenya. play Tusker Lager is the highest selling beer in East Africa and is made in Kenya. (Drink Supermarket)

A number of Kenyans love to gobble down a beer after a long and rough weak. The made in Kenya beer brands are some of the best liquors brewed in the continent.

They are made from locally grown barley and brewed in Kenya under ideal temperatures.

In turn, this gives Kenyan beer a unique taste and character.

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Here are the top 6 beer brands made in Kenya.

1. Tusker lager

It is owned by East African Breweries Limited and is the highest selling beer in East Africa with over 700,000 hectoliters being sold in Kenya per year. It is a 4.2 % Alcohol by volume (ABV) pale lager.

Their slogan is “Baada ya Kazi burudika na Tusker” (After work, relax with a bottle of Tusker). It is made from the highest quality malt barley which is grown in Kenya’s Rift Valley region.

2. Pilsner Lager

play Pilsner originated from Eastern Europe but is now a locally brewed brand in Kenya. (Oaks ad Corks)


It is inspired by the original process of brewing the first Pilsner in Eastern Europe. Their slogan is “Imara kama simba” (Strong like a lion).

It is packaged in either 500ml or 330ml can formats. The beer gets its unique liquid clarity and authentic taste from cold filtering.

3. Tusker Malt

play Tusker malt is has a higher ABV level than the normal Tusker lager. (Fystar Wines and Spirits)


It is quite akin to the Tusker beer only that it has a higher ABV level. East Africa Breweries Ltd first premium brand was launched in Kenya in 1996 initially as an export only brand. These days however, it is also available to local consumers.

It derives its premium taste from the elongated brewing period.

4. White Cap Lager

play White cap lager is named after snow capped Mt. Kenya. (Diary of a Schizo)


It is named after snowcapped Mt. Kenya and is famed for consistent quality. describes it as “unique and full of character. It is the connoisseur's beer.”

5. Tusker Lite

play Tusker lite has a lower ABV level than the Tusker lager. (Twitter)


Tusker lite was introduced into the Kenyan Market in 2011 as a low carb beer uniquely brewed with natural ingredients.

According to reviews by UNTAPPD, the pale lager delivers an “easy drinking experience.”

It has a low ABV level of 4.0% and comes in a 330ml bottle.

6. Summit Lager

play Summit lager is the first beer made by Keroche Breweries (Nairobi Transit Hotel)


It has been brewed by Keroche Breweries and was first introduced into the Kenyan market in 2008 as the first branch to launch the brewery.

The beer is brewed in cool conditions using slow acting brewer’s yeast or bottom fermenting yeast. Its flavor contains hops, grains and water.

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