Mongozo is an exotic fruit beer which is a one of a kind. It was the first Fair trade lager in the world as all the fruit used in the production of this beer is exclusively sourced from Fair Trade suppliers. There are several exotic flavours including Banana & Coconut.
Although Mongozo is a Dutch company, the beer is actually brewed in the traditional way across the border in the Huyghe Brewery in Melle, Belgium .
The word Mongozo means “cheers” in the language of the Chokwe people of Africa.
The story behind the beer is that Henrique Kabia came to the Netherlands from Angola as a refugee in 1993. He brought with him his grandmothers beer recipe that was so popular in his home. This recipe served as the basis for the brewing Mongozo Palmnut. In 1998, Henrique Kabia and, his business partner, Jan Fleurkens decided to put the beer on the Dutch market in 1999 launching Mongozo Palmnut. There are now five exotic flavours available: Mango, Banana, Coconut, Quinua and Palmnut.