Murree Brewery was established in 1860 by British colonial rulers to supply beer to their troops.

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  • Khurram
    Nov 16, 2012 - 2:21PM

    ET kindly change the topic. The local brand of Beer known as DESI in Punjab is the product of local breweries found in many villages across Punjab so you could not say that Murree is the only lone brewery in Pakistan. Also I think Non Alcoholic beer is alright and healthy and also Islamically you can drink non Alcoholic beer without any problem at all.

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  • Muneeb Tariq
    Nov 16, 2012 - 2:54PM

    Height of Shame we call our self n ISLAMIC NATION ..Recommend

  • fatima
    Nov 16, 2012 - 3:33PM

    One of the best beers I’ve had. Pakistan should legalize alcohol. Many people do it, might as well make money off it!

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  • bilal
    Nov 16, 2012 - 3:55PM

    @Muneeb, yeah right, and what good has that done for you?

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  • Ali
    Nov 16, 2012 - 4:24PM

    Go Murree! I hope one day these (those who banned alcohol in the country and those who oppose selling alcohol in Pakistan) realise what good quality beer this brewery produces. Recommend

  • Aurangzeb Chowdhry.
    Nov 16, 2012 - 5:10PM

    @Muneeb Tariq: Murree Brewery has also produced good quality food products in the past, and to sell alcoholic product is just to spoil our generation. Most of Muslim-Non Muslim are not using the alcohol in their daily lives.and they are enjoying good health.
    It is proven that the alcohol causes many diseases which include the Heart problem. So it should not be sold publicly just to save our society.

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  • Mujtaba
    Nov 16, 2012 - 7:05PM

    All those who want the factory closed to save our young generation should read a bit of history. First go through US History – consumption of alcohol in US increased during the Prohibition years.
    Then read Islamic history – Non-muslims during the time of the Prophet and Rightly Guided Caliphs were allowed to be governed by their own laws and appear before their own tribunals. So how can we deny the right of consuming alcohol to non-muslims?
    As for muslims who acquire the products of this factory, please note they do so illegally. And in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, you can procure everything using illegal means, from drugs to guns. If the factory closes, imported liqour would continue to be sold.

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  • Aurangzeb Chowdhry.
    Nov 16, 2012 - 9:00PM

    @Mujtaba: NO religion in the world encourages the use of Alcohol. If some one wants to consume it for his personal liking he can do so at his own but he has no right to propagate a addiction in the society, today some one may like to consume alcohol due to some particular environment but the same person may be cursing himself for his alcoholic addiction tomorrow.

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  • Zalmai
    Nov 16, 2012 - 9:17PM

    I am no connoisseur but Murree beer pales in comparison to European beers. Perhaps if Murree Breweries did not enjoy a monopoly and there was healthy competition it could develop better products like the Indian breweries did in the last twenty years.

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  • Mujtaba
    Nov 16, 2012 - 9:31PM

    @Aurangzeb Chowdhry: Agreed sir. Btw, carbonated drinks and junk food are also proven to be bad for health, and are addictive as well. Let’s stop all those advertising Pepsi, Coke, Mcdonalds, KFC and yes, our very own Amrat Cola..

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  • AM
    Nov 16, 2012 - 9:46PM

    @fatima: Well my friends say it tastes really bad

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  • Khurram
    Nov 16, 2012 - 10:59PM

    @Muneeb Tariq: There are 6 Million Non Muslims in Pakistan as well. According to the Constitution Non Muslims are allowed to have drinks and in terms of crime and rape rate it is negligible among them compared to the rest of the heavenly crowd.

    @Aurangzeb Chowdhry.: My dear our generation is already spoiled. Pakistanis are liars, cheaters of the highest kind and no girl can come out of their homes after the sun set. I lived in hostels in Lahore for sometime and believe me the rest of the world is nothing in front of Pakistan. Most of the Self Righteous dont drink beer but every night you will see tons of People with Garda ( Charas) , Hasiish, Opium and Crytal myth and many of the Jamiat members proudly sell those products stating that Beer and Wine is Haraam while Garda, Opium and Hassish is allowed to some Extent. Many of the students of KPK are now financing their Studies by Directly selling these Drugs in Karachi and Lahore and if you close your eyes then it is another story otherwise Pakistan is the most perverse place of the World Already.
    Ecstacy and all Drugs are available freely in Pakistan and believe me Wine is less potent and it does not make you immoral compared to the lots of drugs which are consumed in Pakistan on a daily basis.

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  • Khan
    Nov 16, 2012 - 11:34PM

    Although I’m a non-drinker I don’t get the point of banning Alcohol, it should be there for those to drink who want to. In my experience the heaviest drinkers (in Pakistan) are those maulvis who criticise it by daylight and are the first ones to line up when the shops open. At least those hypocrites will be allowed to come out and do what they want.
    Less Hypocrisy.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 17, 2012 - 1:10AM

    Pakistan can make world’s best beers and wines because we have best grains and grapes in the world.Recommend

  • Safia Abbasi
    Nov 17, 2012 - 10:21AM

    Hey guys, maybe the wretched conditions in our country can be solved the ethnic cleansing, the Taliban violence the abuse of women the near attempt of trying to kill the daughter of Pakistan the constant feud of neighbors so far nothing is working may alcohol will put us all into a daze, then we wake up and try to mend our nation to join the rest of the world!

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  • Asad
    Nov 17, 2012 - 11:42AM

    Bravo!
    Yet Quetta distillery also makes alcoholic beverages. Murree is the oldest but not the only one.

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  • manjit singh
    Nov 17, 2012 - 12:10PM

    I tasted the muree beer while at pc lahore it tasted as good as any other in this side of border and believe me it coated the same price as in east punjab , actually muree beer is all set to be sold here ,cheers!

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  • binger
    Nov 17, 2012 - 12:51PM

    bingers love to binge every drop of liquor

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  • MC
    Nov 17, 2012 - 1:41PM

    It’s a good brew- that’s if you fancy a tipple or two!

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  • NASAH (USA)
    Nov 18, 2012 - 5:15AM

    @Muneeb Tariq:
    Islam is not afraid of 12% alcohol.

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  • Muslima
    Nov 18, 2012 - 11:03AM

    Shame on you ET you have no news except things to attract a bunch of drunkards!

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  • Med student
    Nov 18, 2012 - 11:05AM

    Gaza is under attack and ET us busy in giving coverage to the brewery !!height of irresponsibility

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  • saeed
    Nov 18, 2012 - 8:48PM

    I know many people who oppose alcohol in Pakistan . But love to go western counties where alcohol is way of life .Even UAE and Qatar alcohol is legal and they have open bars. Why always Muslim make Pakistan punching bag?

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  • Noor Us Sabah
    Nov 19, 2012 - 2:04AM

    ET has already covered Gaza and the other topics well, it might as well tell us sth about the county’s old brewrey! Grow up, people! And although a non-drinker, there’s nth wrong with a brewery in the country. There are non-Muslims who reside here, too. And 50% of the the Pakistani “Muslims” who don’t even need to know there’s a brewery in Murree have already tried Sheeshaa and the like stuff. God doesn’t change a nation who doesn’t wanna change itself!

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  • Love Life
    Nov 19, 2012 - 9:29AM

    I love their Beers :)

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  • ASIF
    Nov 19, 2012 - 8:07PM

    People who want to drink, they get it, either way legal or illegal, so that must be legal at least all toxic local brewery will be discouraged and better quality product will be available, lot of people die every Year due to toxic local breweries, and also christians license holders get advantage of it, and also If you ask they will tell you mostly buyers are muslims.

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  • Ammarttitude
    Nov 20, 2012 - 1:08AM

    I LOVE their Lemon, Apple and Peach Malts.. :D

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  • B
    Nov 20, 2012 - 1:38AM

    @Khurram: there are couple of other names too ‘shapper wali’ and ‘kupi’ =p

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  • The Rebel
    Nov 20, 2012 - 4:20AM

    Lest we forget, Non Muslims reside in Pakistan too. And I think a brewery is the least of our concerns right now, with all the rapes, acid attacks, drone attacks etc happening in the country. Let’s solve those problems first and then think about closing a brewery. All those slating ET for writing about this, kindly don’t come here to read in the first place if you hate it so much. Many Muslims here think they’re oh-so-pious. Those who want alcohol will get it regardless. Let the Non-Muslims in this country live in peace and enjoy their beer.

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  • Nov 20, 2012 - 12:56PM

    Cheers Murree brewery.

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  • Nov 22, 2012 - 9:29AM

    There are also large state licensed breweries in Quetta and Karachi. They do not produce the range of products that the MB does but their drinks are widely available – and labelled as being produced under license in Karachi and Quetta.Recommend

  • Ammar
    Nov 23, 2012 - 3:17AM

    Murree is Not the only brewery in Pakistan. Bad reporting ET.

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