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Dingle Brewery Company

Spa Road, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 0743
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Dingle brewing company

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John L
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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 4 weeks ago
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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 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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Hours
Hours Today: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Spa Road, Dingle, Ireland
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+353 66 915 0743
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"self guided tour"
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"tom crean"
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"great beer"
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"crean's beer"
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"small craft"
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"free pint"
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"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"rainy day"
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"explorer"
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"dairy"
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"shackleton"
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"history"
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"antarctica"
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"bartender"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank John L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 11 November 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 29 October 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 13 October 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
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Reviewed 12 October 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 11 October 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

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Reviewed 5 September 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

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KenTralee, Public Relations Manager at Dingle Brewery Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 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

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Reviewed 19 August 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

Thank Winnilady
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I visited here last week with my parents and husband. The self guide tour costs €7 which includes a pint of Tom Crean's Beer. You have a choice of bringing the pint on the tour or enjoy it when you finish the tour. There is...More

Thank Amy L
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fontaint
18 April 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.
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Thomas F
23 June 2017|
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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
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