In 2009 Guinness launched the Brewer's Project, based at the new Pilot Brewery at St. James' Gate, it allowed their best brewers to experiment with recipes old and new, reinterpreting historic notes and experiment in a way that brought new and exciting beers to life.
Named after an early 1900's 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 heritage of brewing excellence from Guinness.
Hop House 13 is a distinctive golden lager that is brewed with Guinness yeast, 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. Hop House 13 is full flavoured while still being crisp and hoppy with a refreshing clean finish.
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 the other brewers, we created Hop House 13.
Offer a taste of the experimental today! Placed to appeal to mainstream lager drinkers who are looking for more flavour from their drink, this may be the perfect solution, and lead to even more experimentation.