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

Modern history

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


  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.

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