Heineken hopes $3.1 billion will be enough to tap into a bigger share of China's huge beer market.
Beer is being rationed in the United Kingdom because of a shortage of carbon dioxide.
Heineken said Monday it has pulled an ad with the tagline "Sometimes lighter is better" after critics slammed it as racist.
A California man has filed a lawsuit after he found two baby geckos in his beer can, which upon drinking, resulted in severe illness.
Mexico wants Heineken to stop taking the name "tequila" in vain.