A very good free tour all about the history of beer brewing in Dublin. This tour is not just for beer aficionados — It reveals the remarkable, lesser-known, Guinness story and how the Guinness family have had a huge influence on Dublin’s social, cultural and political landscape thanks to the wealth and stature granted them by their brewing operations in the capital as well as how the Guinness brewery dominated brewing in Dublin, and Ireland, for centuries. The free brew legacy tour also focuses on the thriving craft beer revolution in Dublin, and throughout the country, today and there’s even free samples of delicious craft beer from local producers to enjoy. The route is very easy and skirts the fringe of the oldest part of the city, where a lot of independent brewing occurred in the 17th Century, while taking in some sights not visited on other free tours such as Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and The Iveagh Trust buildings. The guides are passionate about this original tour and deliver it with clear detail and really paint a picture of Dublin at the time while telling a very interesting story in a very accessible style. Group sizes are relatively small for this tour which is perfect for sampling the free craft beer and discussing it with your fellow adventurers and the beer loving guides in a cosy corner of a local Dublin pub. A very worthwhile free tour experience in Dublin for anyone, beer-lover or not.
The Irish have long been known to be a fan of the drink. However, beneath the stereotype lies a long and lasting legacy for brewing some of the world’s best beer. Contributing towards a thriving economy since the 17th Century, there’s certainly a lot more to Irish and their beer than commonly known. Join us to discover Dublin’s brewing heritage, from the days where Guinness ruled Ireland to the contemporary craft revolution. Sample some of the finest local beer, some of which can only be found in one pub and meet other travelers, all for free!
This tour includes:
Dublin's brewing heritage — The Guinness legacy — St. Patrick's Cathedral & Iveagh Trust — The Irish Craft Beer revolution — Free samples of local craft beers — The official World's Best Stout — Dublin's only brewpub — The brewing process & micro-brewery — Beer & Food pairing recommendations -Lovely local guide & so much more…
“Get the stories behind the sights”
Reviewed on June2, 2016
Was a great tour, saw many of the main building of Dublin but were told many interesting stories and had fun. Thank you Allan for your expertise.
“Dublin walking tour with Ian”
Reviewed on June1, 2016
Ian was an excellent guide, a gracious host to his city, knowledgeable, and provided us with a great afternoon in the sun seeing the sights and learning the history of Dublin!
“Ollie was extremely entertaining!”
Reviewed on June1, 2016
We had a great time on Ollie's tour. He was funny, entertaining and informative. It was the perfect way to see the most of Dublin!
The Central bank is located on Dame Street, one of the main streets in Dublin, so if you are staying in the city centre the best way to get here is by foot. Please note that we are NOT located at the Bank of Ireland close to Trinity College. The Central Bank is 1-2 mins walk from Trinity College, The Ha’penny Bridge & Dublin Castle in the very centre of the City. See the map above for it’s location.
Dubliners are very friendly people so they’ll be glad to give you directions. The Square at the Central Bank is a relatively spacious public area and once you are there you will see our guides in blue HostelCulture T-shirts and holding blue HostelCulture Free Tour umbrellas.
Things to note
Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you’ll receive a top quality tour! Please note, this tour requires a minimum number of people to run.