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Dingle Brewery Company

Address: Spa Road, Dingle, Ireland
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Ranked #15 of 66 things to do 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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Cork, Ireland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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San Luis Obispo County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

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

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Kansas City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Hickory
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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31 helpful votes 31 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
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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
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7 helpful votes 7 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
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4 helpful votes 4 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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