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Dingle Brewery Company

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Address: Spa Road, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 0669150743

The brewery is based the old creamery building on Spa Rd.,Dingle. Opened in...

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 stopped here with the Irish Cultural Center of West Springfield ma . We were given a tour along with history of Tom Crean. Very interesting and brewery was filled with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Palmer, Massachusetts
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Palmer, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here with the Irish Cultural Center of West Springfield ma . We were given a tour along with history of Tom Crean. Very interesting and brewery was filled with artifacts. Everyone was given a pint of Creans at end of tour. It was a nice change of pace and I found myself ordering Creans at other pubs.

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Countesthorpe, Leicester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Self guided tour which starts with the brewing process and then becomes what I felt is a bit of a mish mash of information about the creamery and Tom Creans expeditions. I feel that they could tie in the Tom Creans story with the naming of the beer and how it all came about. Lots of really good artifacts and... More 

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Richmond, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little pricy for a self guided tour (6 euros) but it includes a pint at the end. Great history lesson about the life of Tom Crean, a native of County Kerry who started a brewery/pub in his retirement years.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Story of Creans history well told Great welcome from staff Well designed displays in a working brewery

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for the tour and a pint. Turns out the tour is self guided and just a room with some printed information about beer in Ireland, the brewery, and a few vessels. The beer is just another lager, clean but nothing special IMHO. Fine activity to get out of the rain but a poor excuse for a brewery tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So Ireland is not only known for their Guinness, there are others out there as well. This brewery only makes a lager and it is very good. We took the tour today and saw how it was made and all about Tom Crean, for whom their beer is named. Their tasting room is full of memorabilia of the Antarctica explorers.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bring your smooth, easy drinking Irish lager with you on a self-guided tour about beer, brewing and adventurer Tom Crean. Staff is friendly, and this will be the most laid-back drink you have on your trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Don't leave Dingle without visiting this amazing little gem right outside of town. The history of their Creans Beer is worth the trip. They have created a wonderful atmosphere in the brewery's tasting room. For a very low admission fee you can tour the brewery and learn a bit about the history of beer, and the history of the brewery.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

After spending most of the day on the Slea Head Drive, we stopped in at the Dingle Brewing Company. We lucked out and hooked onto a small tour bus planned tour and got an actual tour of the brewery that included some of the Tom Crean history. That ended with all of us sharing a pint of Crean's Lager. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

My husband and I went here one dreary afternoon on a weekday. We were the only ones there. It costs 7 euro for the tour and a beer (14 for a couple). The tour is self-guided and, while interesting, it's mostly about the explorer the beer is named after and the building's history as a creamery. The beer itself is... More 

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