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Dingle Brewery Company

Spa Road, Dingle, Ireland
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Ranked #12 of 21 Activities in Dingle
Type: Breweries
Owner description: The brewery is based the old creamery building on Spa Rd.,Dingle. Opened in 1888 the creamery became the economic epicenter of the Dingle Peninsula... more » Owner description: The brewery is based the old creamery building on Spa Rd.,Dingle. Opened in 1888 the creamery became the economic epicenter of the Dingle Peninsula and was a vital commercial center for the area, especially after 1916 and the following troubled years which had left the economy, especially agriculture, in a perilous state. The owners of Dingle Brewing Co., have been mindful of the place that this building has in the history of the area and have lovingly restored it, retaining its charm and character. By running the brewery and also offering tours to the general public and tourist market the Dingle Brewing Co. hope to restore the level of importance which this building had previously enjoyed and make it an essential part of the Dingle experience as well as providing employment for people in the town. As well as offering tours they will be producing ‘Tom Crean’s’ Premium Irish Lager’, the first pint of which will be poured, quite fittingly, in the South Pole Pub, Annascaul, Co. Kerry. The very pub, which the great man Tom Crean ran after retiring from his Antarctic expeditions. The lager will be available initially in selected osupplied as demand dictates. The Dingle Brewing Co. is aiming to rejuvenate the unique atmosphere of socialising in an Irish pub by producing a premium Irish lager which will appeal to both the public and the publican alike and provide a focal point for friends to get together, enjoying that unique atmosphere, each others company and a pint or a glass of ‘Crean’s’ « less
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Alpena, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was billed as a tour of a brewery - but it was not a tour at all. Perhaps this was not a typical day, giving the benefit of the doubt. But it was a guy telling you want they do there. Holding up pictures of a process. Then we went back to the gift shop and tasted the beer... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best place in the world to have a Crean's. This stop was part of our tour in Ireland. I don't know what the cost of the brewery tour was since it was part of our tour. If I go back to Ireland and explore on my own this brewery is a definite stop. The Dingle Penninsula on the whole is... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I love finding micro/nano breweries on our travels and this one did not dissapoint. I had had a couple Tom Crean's before reaching Dingle and put this place on our must stop and see list. We arrived on a Saturday and the brewery itself was not brewing. The guy at the front desk let us do a self guided tour... More

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Cork, Ireland
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157 reviews 157 reviews
43 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Came across this brewery by accident. Wonderful little place. The guy working there is so nice. He gave a very good presentation as he took us on the tour of the brewery. Hadn't heard of Creans before. But it actually tastes gorgeous. I have had a pint of it in Cork since. But as it's expensive in Cork I won't... More

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Vanersborg, Sweden
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163 reviews 163 reviews
87 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This brewery is one of the smallest that I have visited, but still I think that it was very interesting. You don't need more than that. Compared to the Guinness Brewery in Dublin this was much better since it was more personal and they said all that needed to be said in one small exhibition. Since I was driving I... More

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A lovely place where drink a faboulos lager beer and know how is made, also you can discover a really ireland hero.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Nice tour and presentation of how the beer is made. Tasting was great! Brought a few back to the states to enjoy later.

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very friendly and helpful - the self-guided tour made it comfortable. Tom Crean's is a fantastic beer - we hope to see it in the US someday!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stopped in here when we had extra time one afternoon in Dingle. It was a great little brewery and the beer is fantastic. The tour is self guided so you can wander at your own pace and don't have to keep up with a tour group. The employees are very helpful if you have questions. I highly recommend dropping... More

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

For $7 euros you get a pint and some wonderful history. I did not mind that it is self guided. The history pieces on beer, the creamery, and the fascinating tale about Crean were just fascinating. Highly recommend.

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