Hops are one of the flavour-makers of beer, also act as a natural preservative and help with foam stability. The female hop flower cones balance the sweetness of the barley with a refreshing bitterness. Hops usually come from the US, UK, France, Czech Republic and Germany. There are many different types which give a huge variety of flavours, and allow us to brew a variety of great tasting beers.
We are committed to brewing the best quality beers and ciders for consumers to enjoy safely.
HEINEKEN is committed to meeting the highest internationally-recognised standards of food ingredient safety and quality.
We take great care to ensure all our beers and ciders taste as they should do to satisfy consumers.
We have dedicated Brewers and Quality Teams that are responsible for delivering consistent high-quality products every day, everywhere, every glass.
We ensure all of our suppliers share our commitment to food safety, quality and sustainability and respect our values in their own business practices. We have processes in place to help this. All our suppliers, large and small, must comply with the HEINEKEN Supplier Code and agree to our Supplier Governance Procedure, to ensure they are using the right practices and behaving in a sustainable way.
We have achieved the following quality standards; ISO 9001, ISO 22000 and ISO 14001.