Two hands ‘cheersing’ pint glasses of Hop House 13 Lager

Our Brands: Hop House 13

A refreshing golden lager from the brewers at Guinness. Discover more about its unique history, heritage and flavour notes.

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History & Heritage

This double-hopped beauty is just one of the delicious brews created by the talented team at the home of experimentation in Dublin, the Guinness Open Gate Brewery.

Named after a 100-year-old hop store building at St. James’s Gate, Hop House 13 is a crisp, full-flavoured golden lager, brewed with Guinness yeast, Irish barley and the best hops from both Australia and the USA. It has a sweet, fruity aroma, with hints of apricot and peach, and subtle malt notes breaking through.

Tasting Notes

A crisp and full-flavoured lager with subtle malty notes and fresh hop aromas with hints of apricot and peach.
Aroma: Light and hoppy with floral and citrus notes.
Flavour: Full flavoured lager, hoppy with hints of peach and apricot.
Palate: Lively palate, crisp and refreshing taste.
ABV: 5%
Appearance: Golden amber lager with a thick frothy head.

Interesting Facts

  • Hop House 13 is named after a storage building in the St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. 
  • Although a lager, Hop House 13 usually uses Guinness yeast.
  • Brewer Peter Simpson created the beer because he doesn’t like lagers and wanted to make a lager he liked to drink!
  • Hop House 13 has notes of peach and apricot, making it perfect to pair with food.