Ask Bacchus: A New Addition

Customers have been asking for Heineken for a while. We're proud to announce that we're offering Heineken on tap! And, every Tuesday, tap beers are two bucks. So, if you've ever wondered about this Dutch pilsner, now's your chance to give it a try.

Before we get to one of the most interesting stories about this brew (below), here's Chris Evans enjoying Heineken whilst corn-holing. LOL. This sexy actor has been spotted on numerous occasions downing the golden lager on set and off.

The taste:
Heineken has a sharp bite with earthy European hops, a lot more flavor than American macros, and a clean finish.

Here's how it's described on a website dedicated to "all things drink."
Appearance: Clear, pale golden amber with moderate white head which quickly fades.
Aroma: New leather, honey, honeysuckle and overripe banana.
Taste: Light bodied but with good malty cereal and banana chew fruity yeast. Great balance between fruit and hop bitterness.
Aftertaste: Lightly bitter hops with faint metallic note (not in a negative way). Sessionable, satisfying and thirst-quenching.

Bananas? Give it a try, see if you agree.

Neil Patrick Harris is also a fan and a pitchman for Heineken (the Light version keeps him slim and his package prominent as evidenced by the photos below):

Heineken facts:

In 1864, Gerard Adriaan Heineken got his wealthy mother to buy De Hooiberg (The Haystack) brewery in Amsterdam.

After Prohibition was lifted in 1933, Heineken became the first European beer to be imported to the United States.

In 2013 Heineken joined leading alcohol producers as part of a producers' commitments to reducing harmful drinking.

Descendent and magnate Freddy Heineken was kidnapped from in front of the Heineken offices in Amsterdam in 1983 (with his driver) and held for ransom for over 3 weeks. Read all about the planning, execution and aftermath of the kidnapping here.

EEK! Come enjoy a Heineken today at Bacchus! :-) You'll be glad you did.