Kinnegar Brewery Tours

In 2013 Kinnegar expanded from its miniature birthplace into a purpose-built 10HL facility tucked cleverly into the existing farmhouse environment. With the brewery just a skip and a hop from Rathmullan House, it is well worth a visit for our guests.

Visits to the brewery offer enthusiasts a complete overview of the brewing process, beginning in the malt loft and continuing through the brew house, the fermentation process, the conditioning cellar, and finally to packaging. All of this in a uniquely compact space!

Afterwards, in the brewery’s Taproom at Rathmullan House, you’ll be welcome to taste the Kinnegar range to help you appreciate the influence that different malts, hops and yeast have on the flavour profile and general character of individual beers. Tour participants receive a token for a beer. You’ll be able to make a well-informed decision before deciding which one to order!

Schedule

January/February/March
No scheduled tours. For group bookings, please contact Kinnegar Brewery on 074 91 58874 to make arrangements.

Spring and Autumn
Tours are scheduled irregularly so keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.

July and August
Wednesday evenings, generally at 5.30pm
Saturdays at approximately 2pm and 4pm

NB
– Tour times are subject to alteration and Kinnegar fill one tour first before taking bookings for a second.
– Due to festival commitments, there will be no brewery tours on Saturdays  2/9 July and 13 August.
– Tours on Wednesdays 13 & 20 July are running as part of the Earagail Arts Festival. Bookings must be made through the festival website www.eaf.ie or festival box office on 074 912 0777. 

September
Thursday evenings at 5.30pm

High days and holy days
The brewery generally schedule tours on bank holiday weekends and over the Christmas, New Year and Easter periods.

Cost
Tours cost €10 and you must book in advance with Kinnegar Brewery on 074 915 8874 or 086 830 1392. Kinnegar have no credit or debit card facilities on site — payment may be made by cheque or with cash.

Tours proceed subject to four or more participants booking in. Kinnegar will inform you in good time (minimum 24 hours in advance) if the tour is not going ahead.

Kinnegar’s glassware, T-shirts, hoodies and giftpacks may be purchased after your tour or at the Taproom. Vouchers for brewery visits are available, if you feel like giving your favourite Kinnegar fan a surprise.

Please note that Kinnegar is an operating production facility and its visitor amenities are correspondingly limited. No seating is available during tours. Parking is tight. Visitors are welcomed strictly by prior arrangement.