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Dingle Brewery Company

Opens in 28 min: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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EXCELLENT brewery but permanently CLOSED!

We loved this brewery and had been there several times. We just traveled there in September 2018... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio
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 22 March 2018
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Spa Road, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 0743
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

We loved this brewery and had been there several times. We just traveled there in September 2018 and found that it had been permanently closed. Apparently the family of Tom Crean objected to them using the family name for their beer so they had to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2018
6  Thank John L
Reviewed 22 March 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

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank Default270320189
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Reviewerdublin
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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Vro777
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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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.
Thomas F
23 June 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