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At Windhoek we believe in quality over quantity, and our select range reflects that. Each beer has a distinct style and character, and are all brewed in accordance with the stringent German Reinheitsgebot.

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Draught Lager Light


The origins of Windhoek Beer's proud brewing heritage dates back over half a century to 1516. It was then that Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria enacted the Reinheitsgebot, also known as the “German Beer Purity Law”.

Translating to Purity (Reinheit) Law (Gebot), it is the world's oldest food law and has become our brewing philosophy. The law prohibits the use of any flavourants, preservatives, or colourants during the brewing process and allows only three traditional, natural ingredients: malted barley, hops, and water.

Although it is possible to mass produce beer in a matter of days by speeding up the process with additives and inferior ingredients, it comes at the cost of quality.

By following our longstanding recipe, using just three, simple ingredients and careful adherence to the Reinheitsgebot, we ensure that each and every beer that is brewed at Namibia Breweries Limited has the timeless taste of 100% pure beer. It has also seen Windhoek become one of the most-loved beers in the world.

A Brief

Our story, like many great ones, begins with two friends, Carl List and Hermann Ohlthaver, who set off on an adventure to Namibia In the early 1900s. For them there was always only one way of brewing beer, and that was the traditional German way.


Malted barley gives beer its golden hue, adds to the flavour and supplies the yeast with the nutrients needed for fermentation.


Hops are responsible for a beer's distinctive, bitter and refreshing flavour.


Pure water ties it all together, resulting in Windhoek beers' unmistakable, crisp and rewarding flavour.

Such an impressive journey would not have been possible were it not for their undying passion and unfaltering commitment to producing the best possible 100% Pure Beer. They passed those traits on down through the generations.

100% pure beer

You'll only find 3 ingredients in every Windhoek beer.
It's all you need to make beer the way it was meant to be made.
Malted Barley

The golden grain that gives our beer its body and helps create the alcohol.


Which give our beer its distinctive bitter flavour and aroma.


Which holds it all together. Three natural ingredients. No additives, no preservatives, no nonsense.


Our awards

For the last ten years Windhoek Lager has consistently been recognised as the one of the world's top beers. It has received the DLG Gold Medal for every year from 2007 – 2016, cementing its place as one of the best brews in the world. The DLG Awards (Deutshe Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft) have been held in Berlin since 1885 and are among the most prestigious awards in the international food and beverage sectors. Entry requirements for beers are simple: they must be brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot of 1516.

In 2005 Windhoek Light was awarded Champion Beer in the Non-Alcoholic & Low Alcohol Beers Category at the Brewing Industry Awards in Munich. Affectionately dubbed 'the Oscars of the brewing industry', it is one of the oldest awards ceremonies in the world.

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