|Manufacturer||Heineken International, The Netherlands|
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Heineken is a Dutch beer (5% abv pale lager) which has been brewed by Heineken International since 1873. It is available in a 4.6% alcohol variety in countries such as Ireland. It is the flagship product of the Heineken company and is made of purified water, malted barley, hops, and yeast. In 1886 H. Elion finished the development of the Heineken A-yeast, which is still used in the brewing process today. The beer is force carbonated. It is popular in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Vietnam, Europe, Singapore, the Middle Eastern countries and India.
Heineken Group beer is brewed by 140 breweries in 71 countries around the world. In 2011, 2.74 billion litres of Heineken brand beer was produced, while the total beer production of all breweries fully owned by the Heineken Group over all brands was 16.46 billion litres globally. Since 1975, most Heineken brand beer has been brewed at the Heineken brewery in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands.
Four awards won in the early history of Heineken are mentioned on the label of the Heineken beer bottle:
- Medaille d’Or (English: Gold Medal) in Paris in 1875
- Diplome d’Honneurs (English: Honorary Diploma) at the International Colonial Exposition in Amsterdam in 1883
- Grand Prix (English: Grand Prize) at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889
- Hors Concours Membre du Jury in Paris in 1900
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- ^ a b c “Heineken fact sheet”. www.heinekeninternational.com. Heineken. http://www.heinekeninternational.com/products_brands_brands_heineken_fact_sheet.aspx. Retrieved 2007-05-01.
- ^ “Annual Report 2011″. Heineken N.V.. http://www.annualreport.heineken.com/. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
- ^ a b c d “Get the facts”. www.heineken.com. Heineken. http://www.heineken.com/global/. Retrieved 2007-05-01.
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