New premium crafted lager is unveiled at St. James’s Gate
10 February 2015
Guinness brewers today announced the release of Hop House 13 Lager, the latest beer from The Brewers Project at St. James’s Gate.
Named after an early 1900s hop store building at St. James’s Gate where hops are still stored, Hop House 13 is a double-hopped lager made with Irish barley and aromatic hops and continues the 256 years of heritage and brewing excellence at St. James’s Gate.
Hop House 13 Lager is available exclusively on draught from today in selected pubs across the island of Ireland.
Guinness brewer, Peter Simpson who led the development of Hop House 13 said: “I personally enjoy more flavoursome beers, so I wanted to make a lager with lots of character and flavour. After some months of exploring different recipes and collaborating with other brewers at St. James’s Gate, we created Hop House 13.”
Hop House 13 is a distinctive golden lager that is brewed with Guinness yeast, Irish barley and the best of hops from both Australia and USA – Galaxy, Topaz, (AUS) and Mosaic (USA). It has a sweet fruity aroma, with hints of Apricot and Peach, and subtle malt notes breaking through. On taste, Hop House 13 is full flavored while still being crisp and hoppy (but not bitter) with a refreshing clean finish.
This latest lager continues the journey that started last September when Guinness launched The Brewers Project. According to the company, The Brewers Project is about a group of enterprising brewers who are on a quest to explore new recipes, reinterpret old ones and collaborate freely to bring exciting beers to life.
The new lager is the third release from The Brewers Project, joining Dublin Porter and West Indies Porter, both of which were reinterpretations of original recipes from the centuries old brewers’ diaries of St. James’s Gate.