HOP HOUSE 13
Just in last week to the Horse Show House is the latest lager to Join the Diageo Family.
Hop House 13 is the newest addition to Guinness’ Brewer’s Project . The Brewhouse Project itself started in September 2013 with the intention of creating more flavoursome and easy-drinking beers. The first stage of the Brewer's Project involved the launch of two beers West Indies and Dublin Porter last September. Hop House 13 is the third from the Brewhouse Project and It will be available across the country in the coming weeks and in bottle by the end of the year.
Hop House 13 is a distinctive golden lager that’s brewed with Guinness yeast, Irish barley and hops from both Australia and the US – Galaxy, Topaz (Aus) and Mosaic (US). While having twice the hop content of some other lagers, it is not bitter and has a sweet fruity aroma with hints of apricot and peach as well as subtle malt notes breaking through.
Its darker colour is thanks to the lightly toasted crystal malt giving it more flavour.
Named after the early 1900s hop store building at St James’s Gate where hops are still stored, Hop House 13 is a double-hopped premium lager made with aromatic hops.
This particular project was begun only seven months ago in Brewhouse 3 which has become the new Pilot Brewery for Diageo, having come into being when Brewhouse 3 was decommissioned last September with the opening of Brewhouse 4 on the St James’s Gate site.
Diageo has had a pilot brewery at St James’s Gate for the past 100 years and all new beers start there.
I tasted this beer last week and I can honestly say it is the first beer in a long time that I really liked. I found it a truly refreshing beer with a citrus aftertaste and one I can definitely see myself supping over the summer months! Give it a go and let me know what you think?