Heineken Launches First Commercial of 2017

White Plains, NY — Today, Heineken® Light, “Best Tasting Low Calorie Lager” winner at the 2016 World Beer Championships, launched “Hypnotize,” the first TV commercial of 2017 in partnership with award-winning actor and brand spokesperson, Neil Patrick Harris. The new commercial kicks off a series of three spots this year, which proudly showcase Heineken Light’s one-of-a-kind delectable flavor through Neil’s signature wit and light hearted humor.

In the spot, Neil states that many think it is impossible to brew a great tasting light beer as so many light brews lose their taste in the effort to cut calories. Heineken Light, however, breaks these stereotypes through its unique use of the key ingredient: cascade hops, which are commonly found in craft IPAs and known to be the best hops grown in the United States. As the spot closes and with a beer in hand, Neil then quickly shifts to other “impossible” feats and makes an attempt to hypnotize viewers with a cold, signature green, Heineken Light bottle.

“I hardly think that anyone needs to be convinced to enjoy a delicious Heineken Light with their Cascade hops. But as I dabble in magic, I was happy to assist,” shared Neil Patrick Harris. “The camera man sure seemed to get it.”

Video: “Best Tasting Light Beer” TV Commercial: Hypnotize

“Most light beers are virtually interchangeable, but Heineken Light’s unique ingredient, Cascade hops, is what gives the beer it’s delightfully flavorful taste,” shared Ralph Rijks, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Heineken USA. “As the ad boldly states, it may seem impossible, but by using the best hops in the United States, Heineken Light has become a true differentiator among other light lagers, with a great taste that can’t be argued.”

‘Hypnotize’ is the first of three :15 second television commercials in Heineken Light’s 2017 “Best Tasting Light Beer” campaign. It will air through March across highly rated general market and Hispanic networks such as AMC, ESPN, FX, Comedy Central, Univision, NBC Universo and more, gaining presence in cable originals and live sports. Digitally, the spot will be distributed via YouTube, Hulu, Roku and various other video platforms.

For more information about the “Best Tasting Light Beer” campaign, please visit http://www.heineken.com/us/Our-Beer/Light.

About HEINEKEN USA

HEINEKEN USA Inc., the nation’s leading upscale beer importer, is a subsidiary of HEINEKEN International NV, the world’s most international brewer. Key brands imported into the U.S. are Heineken®, the world’s most international beer brand, the Dos Equis Franchise, the Tecate Franchise and Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders. HEINEKEN USA also imports Amstel Light, Newcastle Brown Ale, Sol, Indio, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands. For the latest information on our company and brands, follow us on Twitter @HeinekenUSACorp, or visit HEINEKENUSA.com.

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