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Dingle Brewery Company

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The house that Tom Crean built

This place is a small micro-brewery that is dedicated to memory of Irish polar explorer Tom Crean... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
Delcious beer

We didn't have a chance to do the tour but the beer was absolutely amazing. We took some home with... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
Toronto, Canada
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“tom crean”(47 reviews)
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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...more
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Spa Road, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 0743
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Permanently closed. The building stands and all the signs in town are still around like the ghost of a brewery past.

3  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

I stayed in Dingle last week hoping to stop in for a pint. Unfortunately the brewery is permanently closed.

6  Thank John L
Reviewed March 21, 2018

This place is a small micro-brewery that is dedicated to memory of Irish polar explorer Tom Crean. The Lager named after him is refreshingly good. And the bar, done up like a maritime explorer's shack, is cozy and welcoming.There is a short self-guided tour, as...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

We didn't have a chance to do the tour but the beer was absolutely amazing. We took some home with us

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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

I must start by saying that the beer itself is fantastic, with great flavour and depth. However the tour element doesn’t meet the hype. If you’ve even read a pamphlet on how beer is made then the tour just isn’t worth while. It’s a shame,...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

This is a small brewery but well worth a visit. We did the tour and was given a very good explanation of their process. The tour ended with a pint of Creans. I found the beer very good and will be looking for it in...More

Thank Caroline N
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Called here, expecting a guided tour. It's a self guided tour with a free pint thrown in for Euro 7.00. Worth Euro 2.00 net, but no more. No brewing going on the day I called. The Dairy Co-Op archives were interesting.

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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Dropped in to Dingle Brewery as part of a short break in the Dingle Peninsula. Really worth a visit, I am fascinated by Tom Crean and his expeditions to Antarctica with Shackleton and this visit did not disappoint me. The lager is also lovely and...More

Thank Reviewerdublin
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Don't believe the positive reviews, they are fictional. Home of Creaton's Lager, nothing more than a mediocre beer just outside of a town with 20 plus pubs with so many great beer choices. Creato isn't anything more than an explorer who died 80 years ago...More

2  Thank Vro777
KenTralee, Public Relations Manager at Dingle Brewery Company, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank you Vro777 for your interesting review. Just like the Legendary Hero Tom Crean had many challenges to overcome, we shall look at your review as one that we shall endure. Just so there's no confusion, it's 'TOM CREAN', not Creaton, Creato or anything else...More

Reviewed August 19, 2017

A bit of a disappointment. This was a large open work area with not much going on when we visited. Self guided and pretty average. If you want to learn about beer then this place is average. If you want to drink beer go to...More

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April 17, 2018|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
The brewery is definitely closed permanently. I don't believe the beer is being made elsewhere.
Thomas F
June 23, 2017|
Response from Kairho1 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk into their pub (right behind the offices) and have a sample or a pint of their beer, talk with the barkeeper, look over the exhibits, buy a souvenir, and learn mostly about Tom Crean all for free. To tour... More