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Dingle Brewery Company

Spa Road, Dingle, Ireland
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Ranked #10 of 15 activities in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Georgetown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I read about the Dingle Brewing Company in a flight magazine from Heathrow to Shannon and immediately added it to my "things to see in Dingle list." It didn't disappoint. The clean, crisp lager is everything it promises and I'm looking forward to tasting it soon in the USA.

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Centreville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was a great stop while we spent time in Dingle. We enjoyed the self-guided tour from seeing the facility to reading about the history of Tom Crean. The atmosphere was laid back and friendly. You could take as much or as little time as you wanted. We only wish we had a brewery sticker to place on the ceiling.... More

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East Hanover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Dingle Brewery is a small craft brewer housed in what had been a large dairy plant years before. In a specially conducted tour, we were shown through the complete brewing process used to create their Crean Ale. At the end of the tour was complimentary glass or two in their welcoming center. Our hosts were not only interesting with their... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Great Staff welcomes you right at Home in the small town of Dingle. The region has great landscapes and rolling hills. Great destination for a drive and view of the Irish countryside.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stopped in during the early afternoon for a tour and stayed for a few hours visiting with tourists, many from the USA, and the staff. Truly enjoyed the local brew and the shared stories with other visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

It's worth the quick walk up from town. The beer is very good, and it's always interesting to read about the Shackleton expedition.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Tom Crean's finest Lager is made here!! Only brewed here in Dingle ....here you will find and sample Dingle's and Tom Crean's best. A fine tribute to Dingle's South Polar explorer with a suitable Polar Exploration Room and Exhibit. Well worth Your time as part of your Ring of Dingle explorations. Allow an hour of Your time for a taste... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Dingle Brewery makes an excellent lager - Tom Crean's. The self-guided tour explains their process as well as the life of explorer / namesake Tom Crean. When you're done with the tour make sure to have a seat at the bar and enjoy a couple of pints. The beer is amazing and the staff is friendly. We bought some Tom... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The Dingle Brewing Company is a young and expanding brewery of premium lager. The local water is so pure no filtration is needed. The beer name was granted by the descendents of a true Irish Hero, Tom Crean, who accompanied Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton to Antarctica in the early 20th Century. The beer is currently only sold in the local... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

A small brewery which included a tour and explanation of the brewing process. It had a small, but interesting museum. Free samples of Crean beer at end of tour. Do they sell this is USA?

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