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.