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Dingle Brewery Company

Address: Spa Road, Dingle, Ireland
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Ranked #15 of 26 Activities in Dingle
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
Owner description: The brewery is based the old creamery building on Spa Rd.,Dingle. Opened in 1888 the creamery...
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Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
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’

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Kansas City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Crean's - what a great local beer! Quick self-guided tour. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Waterford, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited with my wife and 6 year old. Total cost of €14 for a full tour of the "craft" brewery - also known as Crean's. There is no tour guide but there is plenty to read on the walls about the industry, the brewing process, the history of the building from when it was a co-op and of Tom Crean.... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Find this brewery, and enjoy both the tour and the beers they produce. The guides are informative and fun; the beers are delicious and plentiful. We also stopped at Tom Crean's South Pole Inn, which he began after voyages to Antartica! One excellent book about his ( and others) adventures: 'Endurance'.......there is even a statute of Mr. Crean across the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Love the product from here! No additives = no hangover! Just sorry I ran out of room & couldn't take more home! Thanks guys.

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

fantastic local brewery with a very tasty beer but the real item to see is the history of Tom Creans history. An Antarctic South Pole survivor. What a man. Be overwhelmed! I have since drank a glass or two of the Creans lager and very much enjoyed it.

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Denver, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We dropped by spur of the moment when we discovered the following day was going to be rainy and we didn't want to make our way there in bad weather. The tour was educational and I especially enjoyed the portions about Tom Crean and his expedition to Antarctica. Our visit to Dingle was right in the middle of our 2-week... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

First I want to give my sincere apology to "Steven" at Dingle Brewing Co."; as I referred to him as Anthony in my initial review of Dingle Skellig and things we did here. Steven had a great knowledge of history and gave us such a one-on-one exclusive experience. This beer is smooth and refreshing. We tried it on our flight... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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