Now you can enjoy the great taste of Heineken® at any time of the day.
[Ho Chi Minh City, March 17, 2020] — HEINEKEN today presented its latest innovation in Vietnam, Heineken® 0.0, a non-alcoholic lager brewed with a unique recipe for a distinct balanced taste – and only 69 calories per 330ml bottle.
First launched in the Netherlands in 2017, Heineken® 0.0 is now available in 57 markets around the world, including Europe, North America, Australia and Asia. Vietnam will be the 58th market to launch Heineken® 0.0, in 330ml bottles and cans. The brand’s iconic green label has been turned blue – the color associated with the non-alcoholic category.
Heineken’s® Master Brewers created the new zero-alcohol beer using only natural ingredients, resulting in a beer brewed for beer lovers, by beer lovers. Willem van Waesberghe, Global Craft and Brew Master at HEINEKEN, said, “Removing alcohol from regular 5% Heineken® would have been easy, but it wouldn’t deliver the best tasting non-alcoholic beer. Heineken® 0.0 is brewed from scratch and has a perfectly balanced taste with refreshing fruity notes and soft malty body.”
Heineken® 0.0 is brewed with the same natural ingredients used for Heineken® Original (water, malted barley, hops, and Heineken®A-Yeast). The alcohol is gently removed through a sophisticated process of vacuum distillation then the beer is double brewed to perfection with natural flavorings.
Mr. Alexander Koch, Commercial Director of HEINEKEN Vietnam, said, “Our consumers are at the heart of what we do. We see a trend of consumers around the world and also in Vietnam moving towards a more balanced and health-conscious lifestyle. With Heineken® 0.0, we are providing our Vietnamese consumers with a new and innovative option for all their drinking occasions, including ones where you cannot have a beer.”
Heineken® 0.0 gives consumers’ choice for a variety of drinking occasions. They can enjoy this non-alcoholic beer at work, at the gym, during lunch time and even if they have to drive home afterwards – as it contains zero alcohol. All traditional non-beer moments where you simply cannot have a beer, #NowYouCan. Translated into Vietnamese as “0 gì 0 thể”, #NowYouCan is the global campaign supporting the launch of Heineken® 0.0. Led by a series of light-hearted TVCs, the campaign showcases the new occasions and moments that Heineken® 0.0 fits into our lives.
Starting from today, Heineken® 0.0 is available for purchase in different retail channels including all major supermarkets, convenience stores, bars and restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, then other major cities including Da Nang, Nha Trang, Binh Dinh, Ba Ria Vung Tau, and eventually nationwide. Consumers can also buy Heineken® 0.0 on e-commerce platforms, including HEINEKEN’s e-commerce website at https://www.drinkies.vn/
About HEINEKEN Vietnam
HEINEKEN Vietnam is a subsidiary of HEINEKEN, the world’s most international brewer. Originated in the Netherlands, this family-owned business with a history of over 150 years, brews and distributes over 300 beer & cider brands in more than 190 countries.
HEINEKEN Vietnam was established in 1991 and operates six breweries in Hanoi, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau, Tien Giang and nine sales offices across Vietnam.
From humble beginnings with only 20 employees in Vietnam, HEINEKEN Vietnam is now the second largest brewer in Vietnam with more than 3,500 employees. HEINEKEN Vietnam makes a significant annual economic contribution to Vietnam, amounting to approximately 0.9% of the nation’s total GDP.
In Vietnam, HEINEKEN produces and distributes Heineken®, Tiger, Larue, BIVINA, Sol, Affligem and Strongbow cider.
In 2017, 2018 and 2019, HEINEKEN Vietnam was recognized among the top most sustainable companies in Vietnam by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and as a best place to work in Asia by HR Asia Magazine, one of Asia’s leading publications for HR professionals.
More information about HEINEKEN Vietnam is available on HEINEKEN Vietnam’s website: http://heineken-vietnam.com.vn/
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nguyen Van AnhHead of CommunicationsHEINEKEN Vietnam Brewery Limited CompanyTelephone: +84 28 3822 2755 Email: NguyenVan.Anh@heineken.com