Heineken

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Heineken Pilsener
Heineken logo.svg
Manufacturer Heineken International, The Netherlands
Introduced 1873[1]
Alcohol by volume

5%

[2]

Style Pale Lager
Original gravity 1.044–1.048[2]
IBU scale 23[2]

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.[1] The beer is force carbonated.[citation needed] It is popular in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Vietnam, Europe, Singapore, the Middle Eastern countries and India.

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[edit] Production

Two glasses of Heineken Pilsener

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.[3] Since 1975, most Heineken brand beer has been brewed at the Heineken brewery in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands.[1]

[edit] Awards

Four awards won in the early history of Heineken are mentioned on the label of the Heineken beer bottle:

[edit] References

[edit] External links

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heineken

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