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.