Hop House 13 lager joins BrewDog Punk IPA (5.4% ABV) in our draught craft line-up. These two new great craft beers join the ever-popular Shipyard American Pale Ale (4.5% ABV) already being served and, in our Scottish pubs, Innis & Gunn lager (4.6% ABV).
The tasting notes
A crisp and full-flavoured lager, with subtle malty notes and fresh hop aromas, plus hints of apricot and peach.
Aroma: Light and hoppy, with floral and citrus notes
Flavour: Full-flavoured hoppy lager, with hints of peach and apricot
Palate: Lively palate, crisp and refreshing taste
Appearance: Golden amber lager, with a thick, frothy head
Hop House 13 is a premium crafted lager from Guinness, named after an early 1900s hop store building, at St James’ Gate, and brewed in the Open Gate Brewery at the site in Dublin, Ireland.
It is double-hopped, with hops added twice to the brewing process, delivering a crisp and full-flavoured lager, with subtle, malty notes and fresh hop aromas. The best of malted Irish barley is combined with American and Australian hops, as well as Guinness yeast, to create a refreshing lager.
This lager was created by Guinness brewer Peter Simpson, who led the development of this brew – designed to deliver more taste to lager.
He said: “I enjoy more flavoursome beers – most typical lagers just don’t do it for me. I wanted to make a lager which had lots more character and flavour, yet was still easy drinking.
“After some months of exploring different recipes and collaborating with other brewers, we created Hop House 13.”