500 YEARS REINHEITSGEBOT
Now that’s a reason to celebrate!
ONLY MALTED BARLEY, HOPS AND WATER
The 23rd April is the biggest celebration day for breweries that believe in ure beer. On this day in 1516 Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV set a rule on how beer should be brewed and served in summer and in winter.
According to this rule only 3 ingredients are allowed in the production of pure beer which are malted barley, hops and water. This rule is still in place today and was 500 years old on 23 April 2016.
The Reinheitsgebot was introduced to protect consumers from beer that often contained additives that could be toxic or poisonous, such as mushrooms, stinging nettle and henbane to name a few. It was also introduced in part to prevent price competition with bakers for wheat and rye. The restriction of grains to barley ensured the availability of affordable bread, as wheat and rye were reserved for use by bakers.
Brewing according to the Reinheitsgebot alone however, does not guarantee quality beer. It is the combination of excellent quality raw materials and brewing equipment as well as the craftsmanship of our German-trained master brewers that provides the guarantee that you get the best beer possible.
WE BELIEVE IN …
… brewing beer naturally, even if it makes the brewing process more difficult and expensive. It is for the consumer’s benefit, and we are convinced that beer lovers appreciate and taste the difference.
EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE: The Reinheitsgebot symbol on our beer guarantees that you get only the very best that beer can offer
At Namibia Breweries Limited, we are extremely proud that we uphold the tradition established in 1516 and brew according to the Reinheitsgebot. We believe that this is the only way to brew a pure beer. It is not an easy task, but NBL chooses not to compromise on quality. All NBL’s beer brands are brewed in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot.
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