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Dingle Brewery Company

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Address: Spa Road, Dingle, Ireland
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Description: The brewery is based the old creamery building on Spa Rd.,Dingle. Opened...
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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We had a tour. Enjoyed the young man that lead the tour and explanation of Brewing. Hubby liked the beer. The story part of the brewery's beginning was interesting. Nice way to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Ripon, California
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Ripon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had a tour. Enjoyed the young man that lead the tour and explanation of Brewing. Hubby liked the beer. The story part of the brewery's beginning was interesting. Nice way to learn about beer making.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stopped in for a visit at the end of a rainy day and had a great time learning about and taste testing the Creans Beer! We all loved it. Hope you make your way to Ct. Soon. Thanks for the hospitality!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were given a tour which involed a breakdown telling us the brewing process, the building, and a little about the owner. It was very interesting. Afterword we sampled the beer. It was very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Decided to pay a visit to Tom Crean's brewery in Dingle, to avoid heavy showers. Worthwhile visit, with self-guided tour helping the visitor understand how beer is made, along with the fascinating story of local Tom Crean (who was a member of both Scott and Shackleton expeditions), after whom the "fresh lager" is named. Finishes back in the bar/shop with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A Small Brewery nestled in Dingle town...The tour itself is self guided which didn't bother me,and last's about an hour, i took my time and took everything from the brewing processes right through the history of the brewery and to the history of Tom Crean which their larger is named after the famous explorer.You end up back where you started... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you like your beer or even history then this is the place for you . Great way to spend an hour or two in Dingle. Its €7 which includes a pint of Creans finest .

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

For 7 euros there is a self guided tour and a pint. If you don't want to pay that, they seem to be flexible and you can forgo the pint. It is interesting to read about Tom Crean and his exploits. Also some detail on the brewery. A very small craft brewery which you could actually tour in less than... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visited while away for new years in dingle with a group of friends and we had a great time. The brewery isnt very big but great to spend a few hours . We did the tour which we were left to look bout ourselves for a small while but the owners of the brewery was around and came out to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Brewery is only 3 years old but makes great Irish Lager. Very friendly staff. Interesting and good tour.

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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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