In Summary
  • Liquor dealers increased prices to accommodate last month’s directive from the Treasury on annual inflation adjustment for excise tax.
  • A 500ml of Tusker Lager is now going for Sh160, Tusker Cider Sh170, Guinness Stout Sh180, White Cap Lager Sh170, and Balozi Lager Sh150.
  • A 330ml Smirnoff Ice Black Gaurana is selling at Sh160 and a 300ml Smirnoff Ice Black goes for Sh140.

Beer drinkers on Monday started paying more for the tipple after East African Breweries Limited (EABL) and liquor retailers increased prices to accommodate last month’s directive from the Treasury on annual inflation adjustment for excise tax.

The second annual adjustment affecting the year starting July was set at 5.17 percent even as wines and whisky consumers await a 15 percent rise in excise tax on the Finance Bill passing into law.

Locally brewed beer prices have been adjusted upward by Sh10 with a half litre of Tusker Lager going for Sh160, Tusker Cider Sh170, Guinness Stout Sh180, White Cap Lager Sh170, and Balozi Lager Sh150.

A 330ml Smirnoff Ice Black Gaurana is selling at Sh160 and a 300ml Smirnoff Ice Black goes for Sh140.

Keroche Breweries on Monday said it was yet to raise prices of beer.

In a media notice Monday, Diageo-owned EABL liquor prices rose by between Sh20 and Sh50 for 250ml and 750ml bottles of various brands effective Monday.

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