10 Fastest-Growing Drunk Nations
Increase in beer consumption from 2010-11: 10.3%
When the average U.S. craft beer drinker knocks back an IPA, they're enjoying a version of the original India Pale Ales first brewed by English exporters to survive the trip from Britain to India. There's almost no IPA in India today, but an average population that's getting younger and richer is making India's traditional lagers and high-octane brews hot commodities. United Brewing's Kingfisher lager remains supreme, while its Zingaro and Sandpiper brands are also among India's most popular. SABMiller's brands also make a pretty hefty dent and, along with UB, take up nearly 90% of India's beer market. India's burgeoning craft beer industry isn't to be overlooked, however, as its 15% ABV Australian Max Beer ranks among the best strong lagers in the world.
Increase in beer consumption from 2010-11: 11%
Beer is booming as quickly as the oil business in Nigeria, and everyone's taking a piece of the action. Heineken produces the nation's popular and pitifully weak Gulder and Star lagers. More importantly, however, it pumps out Legend Extra Stout, which is the brewer's direct competitor to Diageo Nigerian Guinness brewery (which brews with local grain) and SABMiller's Castle Milk Stout. Nigeria loves stout and consumes more of it than either Ireland or the U.S. Oil may be what drives Nigeria's economy, but it's the country's love of that other dark liquid that's given Nigeria nearly half of the world's stout sales
Increase in beer consumption from 2010-11: 11.7%