Beer in Jordan has existed since its first introduction in the region thousands of years ago in ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt; today the country has several companies producing beer.

Petra beer
Philadelphia beer

Modern history Edit

The first brewery in Jordan was the General Investment Company (GIC), which was established in 1955 as a public company called "Jordan Brewery Co. Ltd." In 1958, built the first Amstel beer factory outside the Netherlands, established in Zarqa.[1]

In 1964, GIC introduced Petra, the oldest local brew of Jordan. It is available in 3 different varieties—Lager, Weizen and Amber—and is brewed in Zarqa.[2] Petra is known for its high alcohol content, 8% alcohol by volume (ABV) for regular or 10% for Petra Premium.[3] Amstel remains the most consumed beer in Jordan, followed by Petra.[2][1] Petra is brewed from barley and is made in Zarqa.[2]

In 2010, Jordan's first microbrewery, Carakale Brewery, was established in Fuheis, a predominantly Christian town in the governorate of Balqa.[1][4]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c Pizzi, Michael (23 June 2015). "Jordanian Brewer Brings Beer Back to Birthplace". Al Jazeera America. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "أكثر أنواع الجعة شعبية في العالم العربي". رصيف22. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  3. ^ Crowcroft, Orlando (5 June 2013). "6 top beers in the Middle East and North Africa". CNN Travel. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  4. ^ Bulos, Nabih (5 May 2014). "A beer pioneer launches Jordan's first microbrewery". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 27 October 2018.

External links Edit

  Media related to Beers of Jordan at Wikimedia Commons