Meet the Team
Wim de Jongh
Wim was born in Dublin but grew up in Holland. He spent 25 years as a senior executive in a Multinational Packaging Company before he got to the stage where he wanted to be his own boss.
A lifelong love of quality beer, having grown up drinking Dutch and Belgian beers from Craft breweries meant establishing a micro-brewery was a logical progression of his career
A Jack (or Jill) of all trades, Jeanne is heavily involved in everything outside of the brewhouse. From sales and marketing to tours and tastings, Jeanne’s fingerprints are all over everything we do here. She met her husband to be, Wim, while studying for an MBA at Trinity College after finishing her languages degree.
A speaker of 4 languages, Jeanne has worked all over Europe and has been one of the primary drivers in Hope’s development.
For his sins, Des spent much of his career in the financial sector. After a mere 30 year stint he swapped the banks for beers and brewing, reconnecting with his inner twenty something who spent his college years pulling pints in Portmarnock.
An avid comedy fan, our Dessie claims he’s seen every episode of Fawlty Towers over 100 times, and we have to say there’s a touch of the Basils about him!
Des is out on the beat, blessed with the gift of the gab, if he hasn’t been into your bar, watch out because he’s coming for you.
During his PhD programme in TCD Richie delivered beer on the side before graduating in 2013. An avid home brewer, with a love of Belgian beer, it wasn’t long before he went professional with his first brewing job at Craft Works.
It seems he was fated to work with us as he was the first person to brew Hope at Craft Works while our brewery was being built. In 2016 he joined Boyne Brewhouse where he went on to become Head Brewer before joining us in October 2019 to brew Hope once again!
The newest member of the team, Marcos hails from the State of São Paulo in Brazil. An avid home brewer, his ethos is all about sustainability and identifying opportunities in the brewing process where improvements can be made.
Like the vast majority of brewers Phil studied something much different than brewing while gaining experience as a home brewer.
A qualified sound engineer he was home brewing for 10 years before becoming Head Brewer at Brehon before joining Postcard Brewing. After three years there we’re delighted he decided to join the team here.
Another native of the Northside Tom joined the team in 2018. His love of craft beer was ignited in Dundee, where he studied Criminology, when he worked part time in the local Brewdog pub. His hobbies include identifying and drinking craft beers and playing rugby for Suttonians RFC.
He is out and about in the shops and pubs of Dublin trying to convince you all to stock and sell our products.
Paul is the token Southsider on the team! His interest in brewing was sparked by his late grandfather who was an avid home brewer in the 70s and 80s and his grandfather’s glass fermenters remain an essential part of his kit.
Paul’s long-term aim is to become a head brewer and the ultra-long-term aim is to open his own brewery. We sense a collab in the future!