Hope Beer is a craft brewery founded by Wim de Jongh, Jeanne Mahony and Des McSwiggan, producing award-winning premium craft beers that are brewed, bottled, canned and kegged at Howth Junction on Dublin’s northside. Hope Beer produce a core range of five distinct beers available all year round, crafted to be the perfect accompaniment to food, as well as two seasonal beers and a wide range of limited-edition beers.

Since 2015 the business has grown from a small group of friends to a team of seven, with sales close to €1 million, and exports to Italy, Russia and the Netherlands.

Discover Hope Beer’s range of beers and stories with this striking gift box, which contains each of their core range of beers as well as their new Winter Seasonal. Each beer is crafted to be a great accompaniment to food and has its own distinct story and taste experience.

Handsome Jack IPA is a balanced, smooth, intense and citrusy dry hopped IPA in the American west coast style. It is well balanced between the high level of bitterness, thanks to unusual combination of American and Japanese hops, and the sweetness provided by Irish Pale malt. The story goes that Jack Criss, the 17th century Irish pirate, was tall and handsome with blonde hair and eyes green as the sea. He set sail from Ireland, plundering his way to Spain and Italy. He didn’t die in battle but was stabbed to death in a Naples hotel. Probably by one of his four wives!
It’s hoppy character is matched by a malty body, with caramel malts balancing the hop bitterness. It pairs well with burgers and roast meat, pizza, Indian dishes, strong, salty cheese and carrot cake.

The gift box contains an IPA, a pale ale, a hoppy lager, a citrusy wheat beer and a stout making it the perfect mix for the beer lover in your life.
Available from Dunnes Store, Carry-Outs and independent off-licences. RRP €16