WINDHOEK – Namibia Breweries Limited has officially started producing the Camelthorn Weizen beer, after acquiring Camelthorn beer company, a Windhoek based struggling start-up small beer maker. Camelthorn produce weizen beer, which is a wheat malt beer.
“This unique, truly African, Bavarian Style wheat beer will complement the other beers in the NBL portfolio and provides the discerning beer drinker with yet another option of quality brewed Namibian beer. While Camelthorn Weizen is also brewed according to the strict Reinheitsgebot brewing standards, it differs from the current NBL beers as it is not a lager beer, because it contains wheat and malt. Camelthorn Weizen is Namibia’s first locally brewed, premium weiss beer, with an alcohol by volume of 4.5 percent,” said Thomas Hochreiter of Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL).
Namibia Breweries Limited is a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group of Companies. The weiss beer is available in bars on tap as well as in 330ml bottles.
The NBL barley trials have thus far delivered sufficient quantities of Namibian grown barley to allow NBL to use it to brew beer in small batches. “As Camelthorn Weizen is a relatively small brand appealing to a niche market, we have sufficient quantities of local grown malted barley to use for the Camelthorn Weizen production,” he said.
By Staff Reporter