The Heineken company was founded in 1864 when the 22-year-old Gerard Adriaan Heineken bought a brewery known as De Hooiberg (the haystack) in Amsterdam. In 1874 the brewery’s name changed to Heineken’s Bierbrouwerij Maatschappij, and opened a second brewery in Rotterdam in 1874. In 1886 Dr. H. Elion, a pupil of the French chemist Louis Pasteur, developed the “Heineken A-yeast” in the Heineken laboratory. This yeast is still the key ingredient of Heineken beer. In 1887 Heineken switched to the use of bottom-fermenting yeast.
One of [Ray] Liotta‘s earliest roles was as Joey Perrini on the daytime program Another World. He appeared on the show from 1978 to 1981. In 1987, he earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of a volatile ex-con in Jonathan Demme’s film Something Wild (1986) In 1990, Liotta portrayed real-life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s film Goodfellas, his most famous role to date. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.