Many people disregard beer as lacking any constitution, any spine. But alcohol is alcohol, and drinking a large number of even the lightest lager can send you to hangover jail. Some Indian beers in particular are notorious for the havoc they cause the next day, so here’s a ranking in case you’re new to the game (or just need to be reminded to put down that 9th brew).
#10 Bira 91 Light
Not only is this beer just 90 calories, it’s also pretty low on the alcohol content – perfect for a brunch where things shouldn’t get too messy.
#9 Kingfisher Premium
This ubiquitous beverage has an alcohol percentage of 4.8%, which means it’s pretty easy on the system. There’s a lot of other options in the market nowadays though, so maybe give those a shot.
#8 Kati Patang
Their Zesty Amber comes in at a breezy 4.8% ABV, which means you can enjoy their unique flavours without fearing for the next morning.
The quintessential Goan beer has an ABV of 4.85% – slightly higher than the ones above but nothing that’ll do too much damage.
#6 White Owl
White Owl Brewery’s eponymous brew has an ABV of 5%, and their Spark Belgian wit has notes of orange and citrus. It’s one of the better beers on the market, and won’t really mess you up.
#5 London Pilsner
Don’t be fooled by the name, this beer is available at the shadiest dives in Mumbai and Pune. It’s got a 5% alcohol content, and is kind of hard to predict in terms of how bad you’ll feel the next day.
#4 Kalyani Black Label
This legendary brew promises a smooth finish accompanied by a hefty buzz. While it carries a heavy 8% ABV, you’ll feel surprisingly sprightly the next day.
#3 Haywards 10000
Only drink this with your closest friends, because it’s going to get you hammered. Haywards is notorious for the horror stories associated with it, so please go easy.
People claim to have had fun while drinking this beer. The only trouble is, they can’t remember a thing. With a high alcohol content and probably some kind of secret juju sprinkled in, this one can cause some problems in the morning.
#1 Bro Code
With an ABV of 15%, this drink is a straight jack-hammer to the neurons. Drink more than 2 of these in an hour and you’ll wake up the next day in a pile of someone else’s vomit mixed with your piss.
Are you drunk yet?