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.
- Amstel Lager
- Club Shandy
- Hansa Draught
- Tafel Lager
- Windhoek Draught
- Windhoek Lager
- Windhoek Light
- Windhoek Special
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.
In 2010, SAB miller purchased 63% of NBL, and currently own top brand, Windhoek Lager, and make use of NBL, as a subsidiary, to produce SAB (Hansa Draught and black label) products to neighboring Southern African countries.
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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