Born in Amsterdam in 1873, Heineken soon became a global icon. Now sold in more 192 countries worldwide, Heineken is the world’s most international premium beer brand. Heineken is brewed for twice as long as most other lagers – 28 days – for a balanced richness in taste, clarity, and a brilliant tinge of gold. It is still brewed using the famous Heineken. A-Yeast, discovered in 1886, and fermented in horizontal tanks instead of the more common vertical tanks used by other beer brands.