Namibia Breweries Limited
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Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) is a Namibian brewery founded in 1920 when Carl List and Hermann Ohlthaver acquired four small breweries with financial difficulties. The breweries were merged under the name South West Breweries Limited (SWB). SWB changed its name to Namibia Breweries Limited when Namibia gained independence on March 21, 1990. Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies are still the majority shareholder.
- Club Shandy
- Tafel Lager
- Windhoek Draught
- Windhoek Lager
- Windhoek Light
- McKane: Soda Water, Bitter Lemon, Tonic Water
- Vigo(malt soft drink): Marula, Wild Orange
Brewed under licence:
- Amstel Lager
- Smirnoff Storm
- Smirnoff Spin
- Captain Morgan & Cola
- J&B Soda & Lime
- Foundry Cider
- Archers Aqua (various flavours)
NBL brew all of their beers according to the Reinheitsgebot (German purity law) from 1516. Other than the four top-selling beers NBL also produces some speciality beers like Urbock - a winter bock beer. Nambrew also distributes other beer brands like Erdinger Weissbeer, Guinness and Kilkenny in the region. The low alcohol (2%), low calorie product Windhoek Light was endorsed by the South African Heart Foundation.
Currently NBL exports 60% of its production to South Africa and 22 other countries world-wide.
- "Beer Brands". Namibia Breweries Limited. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
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