7th December

Hope Beer started out in 2015 when the brewery was founded by four friends with a passion for beer and business. What began as a series of late-night kitchen table discussions is now a state-of-the-art brewery, producing an extensive range of award-winning premium craft beers.

All Hope beers are brewed, bottled, canned, and kegged at Howth Junction on Dublin’s Northside and are crafted to be the perfect accompaniment to food.

Hope Beer Underdog

  • ABV: 4.8%
  • Style: Lager
  • Brewery: Hope Beer
  • Origin: Howth Junction, Dublin

A modern, hybrid style lager. The malts and the yeast we use are traditional, but the hops are not. We use lager malt and other European malts such as Munich malt for flavour, and we use a classic German lager yeast: a strain originally isolated from the oldest brewery in the world. We also use modern American hops for flavour, such as Citra, El Dorado, and Mosaic, furthermore we use the dry hopping technique which is associated with IPAs rather than lager. Underdog hoppy lager is the result.

Tasting Notes:

  • Appearance: Hazy orange with pillowy white long-lasting head. 
  • Aroma: Citrus, doughy bread, with floral notes. 
  • Flavour: Sweet bready malt, orange peel, with lemon notes. Clean bitter finish. 
  • Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with light carbonation.